Oh the Places you Can go: Morocco

 

Uncovering Jewish Morocco

Lisa Niver Rajna will share travel tips for and information about the Jewish side of Morocco and Marrakech tours.

By Amy Sommer  |  March 06, 2011

We’ve heard so much about North African turmoil of late that it is easy to forget that this part of the world is the cradle of history for most of our planet’s inhabitants and that despite the political unrest, these are great travel destinations.

Lisa Niver Ranja will talk about one such trip, “Uncovering Jewish Morocco”, at Stephen S. Wise Temple’s Udko Annex on March 24 7pm-8:30pm.

The presentation will explore Jewish roots and how the Jews of the region people followed in the footsteps of Maimonides from Spain through Morocco and finally to Israel.

The presentation will include photography of the Marrakech synagogue and the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) in Fes el-Jdid with its extensive Jewish Cemetery and other highlights from Niver Ranja’s own three-week journey in the country. Complimentary maps and other enticements to be us

ed on a future trip of yours will be given out.

As Niver Ranja says, “travel stories help us find a unique side of ourselves and our ancestors, through travel we are brought together to discover the common bond of humanity that ties us despite the vast lands and time that separate us”.

So take the first step and attend the March 24th lecture — who knows, you might like it.

About the Speaker:
Lisa Niver Rajna is an accomplished travel agent, author, blogger and member of the Traveler’s Century Club, a unique travel club limited to travelers who have visited one hundred or more countries. She traveled for seven years to six continents with Club Med and with Princess Cruises, Renaissance Cruises and Royal Caribbean International as youth staff and Senior Assistant Cruise Director. She and George Rajna spent eleven months wandering from Indonesia to Mongolia and have a book in process about the journey. Their blog, http://wesaidgotravel.blogspot.com/, is listed in the Top 100 at technorati.com with a #5 travel blog rating out of 1445 travel blogs in January 2011.


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

5 responses to “Oh the Places you Can go: Morocco

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  2. Dear Anon,
    If you click on the title of the post, it will allow you to LIKE it. You can also email it.

    Thank you for your comments!
    Lisa

  3. Nicely said, Not bad at all! Interesting piece of information. I find it to be honest, useful and fresh so thank you so much for posting this!

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