Your Passport to 2500 Years of Jewish History

Discover the Exhibits

Take a walk through our expert curated digital geo-exhibits.

Explore the Archive

Navigate the digital map and transport yourself to Jewish history in the geography of your choice

The Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life

A race against time

Diarna is working to digitally preserve the physical remnants of Jewish history throughout the region. We are in a race against time to capture site data and record place-based oral histories before even the memories of these communities are lost. Diarna pioneers the synthesis of digital mapping technology, traditional scholarship, and field research, as well as a trove of multimedia documentation. All of these combine to lend a virtual presence and guarantee untrammeled access to Jewish historical sites lest they be forgotten or erased.

Since 2010 we have documented more than 2795 sites.

Diarna’s digital preservation of sites and memories may be the only way to ensure untrammeled access to endangered Jewish sites (schools, cemeteries, synagogues, shrines, and other structures) across the Middle East and North Africa.

There is a limited amount of time to document as many as possible of the sites and memories that are still extant, decades after communities have completely disbanded or atrophied, structures have decayed or been destroyed, and political strife has stymied physical preservation efforts.

Please support Diarna in our efforts to collect and preserve. Whatever form your help may take, thank you in advance for your support.

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