Tunisia - Eretz Zion and Jerusalem

The community of Tunisian Jewry and the next generation

The Tunisian congregation is considered one of the oldest, including a glorious dynasty of priests who came to the island of Djerba and according to tradition brought with them one of the doors from the Temple around which they built the synagogue al-Griba, nicknamed the “Corridor to Jerusalem”.

For 2300 years the Jews in Tunisia lived a prosperous family and community life. But the community also suffered persecution, before and after the establishment of the State of Israel – from World War II when Nazi Germany seized power, to the desecration of the Great Synagogue in 1967, the murder of Jews in Djerba in 1982 and other riots.

Zionist activity increased towards the end of World War II. In Tunisia, several youth movements operated, such as “Torah & Avodah”, “Gordonia”, “Dror”, “Beitar” and others, which created the infrastructure for immigration to Israel and the contribution of the community to the establishment of our national home. Half of the community members left for France and half came to Israel to begin a new chapter, which glorifies the role of North African Jewry in the history of the country.

Today, several hundred Jews remain from the impressive community, most of them concentrated in Tunis and the island of Djerba.

Tunisian immigrants brought to Israel an optimistic tradition, customs and worldview that helped them integrate into the fabric of life here – through modesty and determination – in all areas of life, from the defense forces, through trade, agriculture, settlement to their famous cuisine. Their contribution to the Zionist vision is reflected in cities and moshavim throughout the country, especially in Jerusalem, Netivot, Be’er Sheva, Ofakim, Tlamim, Eitan, Zimrat, Gilat, Sharsheret, Beit Hagadi and Berechia.

About the event

We all meet and celebrate the resurgence of the culture of the Jews from Arab countries and Iran, together with communities around the world.
Connect to a special broadcast like you’ve never seen before!
You can take part interactively, and might even be seen on screen.
Guests, artists, music and stories come together in an uplifting one-time event.

Pictures from the life and tradition of the communities

משרד ירושלים ומורשת Jerusalem and heritage
המשרד לשיוויון חברתי

Indiquez vos noms et adresse électronique et nous enverrons un mail de rappel et le lien vers l’événement.
Vous pourrez le visionner en tout lieu, sur votre ordinateur ou votre smartphone.
Nous nous réjouissons de vous compter parmi nous !

Vous êtes invités à participer dans la salle de votre communauté et nous vous verrons peut-être à l’écran !
La salle est limitée à 1 000 participants pour chaque communauté – ne perdez pas un instant pour vous inscrire et réserver votre place.
Avant l’événement nous vous enverrons un rappel et un lien pour que vous puissiez vous connecter de partout avec un ordinateur muni d’une webcam ou un smartphone.

Fill in your details below, and we’ll send you a notification to your email address, and a link to the actual event. You can choose to watch the event anywhere, through any computer or smartphone. Looking forward to having you amongst our viewers!

Feel free to join your community room, and we may feature you on the live broadcast!
The place is limited to 1,000 participants in each community – so hurry to register and secure a place.
Closer to the event, we will send you a reminder and a link, so you can join from anywhere using a computer with a camera or smartphone.

מלאו את הפרטים ונשלח לכם למייל תזכורת ואת הקישור לאירוע עצמו.
תוכלו לצפות מכל מקום – באמצעות מחשב או סמארטפון.
נשמח לראותכם בין אורחינו!

מוזמנים להצטרף לחדר הקהילה שלכם, ואולי נשתף אתכם בשידור!
המקום מוגבל ל-1,000 משתתפים בכל קהילה – מהרו להירשם ולהבטיח מקום.
חדרי הקהילה יפתחו כחצי שעה לפני השידור. סמוך לאירוע, נשלח אליכם תזכורת וקישור, כך תוכלו להצטרף מכל מקום באמצעות מחשב עם מצלמה או סמארטפון.