D’fina: Jewish Treasures of Southern Morocco is a creation of Diarna: Mapping Mizrahi Heritage, an initiative pioneering the use of Google Earth to virtually preserve and make accessible endangered Jewish cultural heritage sites across the Middle East and North Africa. Diarna, “Our Homes” in Judeo-Arabic, has documented over 650 sites, amassed thousands of photographs and videos (visit our YouTube Channel), conducted 12 research expeditions to the region, been featured in popular (MyJewishLearning.com) and scholarly (Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World) publications, and partnered with world-class global institutions that include Wellesley College, the Alliance Israélite Universelle, and Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People. For “accomplish[ing] so much so quickly,” Diarna was recognized as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish projects in North America in the Slingshot Fund’s ‘09-‘10 Guide. This rating was based on our strength in four areas: “innovation, impact, leadership, and organizational efficiency.” Driven by a team with diverse backgrounds and outlooks, Diarna eschews politics to focus on collecting factual information. To learn more about Diarna and our team, click here or see D’fina’s acknowledgments page.