Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

News Archive 2011
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Dec 2011
Mohammed Sandia has been sentenced for posting antisemitic comments on the Scotsman website. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2011
SCoJeC has become the first charity in the Jewish Community to be approved by the Scottish Charity Regulator as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
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to read a report.
Nov 2011
SCoJeC is delighted to have arranged the Chief Rabbi’s first visit to the Scottish Parliament in six years.  As he did on his previous visits in 2002 and 2005, the Chief Rabbi led the Time for Reflection that opens the plenary meeting of the Scottish Parliament each Wednesday, as well as meeting political and church leaders.
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to read a report.
Nov 2011
At a pilot event for SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland, Project Worker Fiona Frank talked to three ex-pats who recalled their early lives in Glasgow, and made comparisons with their current experience in the US. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2011
SCoJeC continually emphasises that Scotland is generally a welcoming and hospitable place for Jewish people to live – relative to England, there are fewer antisemitic incidents relative to the population, and in general they are less serious. However, recent research has suggested that this may be unduly complacent. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2011
SCoJeC is delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona Frank as Project Worker on the Government-funded "Being Jewish in Scotland" project. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2011
Recent incidents of antisemitic comments about the Jewish community topped the agenda when representatives of SCoJeC met the new Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2011
SCoJeC was delighted to arrange for the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, to address a well-attended public meeting about 'Tackling Religious Hatred'. Click here to read a report.
Sept 2011
Click here to read First Minister Alex Salmond's Rosh Hashanah message to the Jewish community.
Sept 2011
As head of the prosecution service, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC reaffirmed the commitment of Crown Office to tackle antisemitism when he met representatives of SCoJeC. Click here to read a report.
Sept 2011
SCoJeC is delighted to announce the award of a grant of £21,720 by the Scottish Government for "Being Jewish in Scotland", a short study of the varied experiences of Jewish people throughout Scotland. Click here to read the press release.
Aug 2011
In a widely reported case, a St Andrews student, Paul Donnachie, has been convicted in Cupar Sheriff Court of “acting in a racially aggravated manner which caused distress or alarm” to a Jewish fellow-student. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2011
Brazilian Jewish community leader and magazine editor, Ronaldo Hazan da Gomlevsky, visited the Scottish Jewish Community to gather information for a feature in Menorah Magazine. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2011
Four senior members of SCoJeC, who have all been lifelong members of the University and College Union and its predecessors, have joined many other Jewish academics in resigning over the Union's adoption of a policy that legitimises antisemitism. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2011
SCoJeC's AGM was held at Edinburgh Synagogue. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2011
Discussions last year between the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities and the Scottish Refugee Council resulted in three Refugee Week projects, a short film, a play, and an exhibition. Click here to read a report and watch the video.
Jun 2011
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski and Deputy Director Leah Granat met the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning to discuss issues of concern to the Jewish Community. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2011
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski has been elected Convener of the ethnic minority infrastructure body BEMIS. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2011
SCoJeC's third annual briefing for communal organisations on changes to legislation that could impact on the community was attended by nearly 30 representatives from more than 20 communal organisations. Click here to read a report.
May 2011
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski contributed a specially-composed prayer in Hebrew and English to the "Kirking" of the new Parliament. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2011
A more convenient way of accessing the highly successful "Jewish Way of Life" software via the SCoJeC website has been launched by Lord Robert Winston. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2011
SCoJeC's proposal for a study of the experience of "Being Jewish in Scotland" took another step forward with a Scottish Government organised meeting in Newton Mearns Synagogue. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2011
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski took part in a colloquium on race equality in Scotland in the Scottish Parliament. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2011
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, the former president of the European region of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, was the guest speaker at Scottish National Holocaust Day. Click here to hear his speech.
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