Last updated February 2020
CASABLANCA, Morocco—Vanessa Mamane picks her way through a melee of toddlers in full recess mode in the courtyard of Narcisse Leven, the Jewish day school she directs in Casablanca. Once inside the relative quiet of her office, Mamane points to a poster on the wall with a collage of photos from last year’s reenactment of the Purim story. It would be the last school-wide Purim celebration at Narcisse Leven. Because of dwindling enrollment of Jewish families, this year is the first that the preschool has opened its doors to Muslim students.