Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
 
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Where Next for Being Jewish in Scotland?
Let us know what you think!
 
14 July 2012

SCoJeC is working with the Scottish Government to discuss the issues raised by participants in our Being Jewish in Scotland project, with the NHS, local authorities, education authorities, employers, faith groups, and others. These include the availability of kosher food in hospitals and schools, education to improve understanding of Judaism, and more effective policies in schools, universities, and workplaces for dealing with name calling and racist incidents.

We will continue to run events throughout Scotland, and are very keen to involve 'local ambassadors'. We are working with the Limmud Scotland committee to ensure that people from across Scotland are able to attend the sixth Scottish Limmud festival of Jewish learning on 25th November 2012 in Glasgow, by helping to cover the cost of advance train tickets for the event. We are exploring setting up regional and thematic e-mail groups to facilitate communications between the various Jewish communities and people living outwith any settled community, and we're helping to facilitate regular discussion groups about Jewish issues. In Glasgow, we have helped to build links between Garnethill Synagogue and students at the city centre universities, enabling the students to benefit from the synagogue's facilities.

Which of these areas do you think we should prioritise?

More support for people talking about Judaism in schools and to other groups

Jewish cultural-social events all round Scotland

Web based Jewish educational programmes with a Scottish context
e-mail and online discussion groups
A 'welcome pack' for Jewish newcomers to Scotland
Meet-ups between Scottish Jewish communities
Leadership training for local leaders
A network of Jewish people around Scotland offering hospitality to visitors
More support for elderly Jewish people outwith Glasgow
A buddy scheme for Jewish students
A national Jewish trail around Scotland
A travelling exhibition of Jewish life
More support for bar and bat mitzvah children outwith the central belt
Better information about the Middle East– more facts and figures, and training in engaging with others with different opinions
To get involved in any of these activities please contact Fiona:
fiona@scojec.org, 0141 638 6411, or 07779 206 522.

 

   
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