Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

News Archive 2012
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Dec 2012
Creative Scotland has awarded a £50,000 grant to a SCoJeC-sponsored documentary photography project by Judah Passow, to record and celebrate Jewish life in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2012
SCoJeC joined the Scottish University Jewish Chaplaincy Board in a delegation to Edinburgh University to protest at their failure to take adequate steps to protect the rights of Jewish students. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2012
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski wrote "A fine conceit?" for the annual STUC anti-racism brochure. Click here to read his contribution.
Nov 2012
SCoJeC has issued a statement commenting on the fact that there are hugely more motions in the Scottish Parliament relating to Israel than to any other country in the world. Click here to read the statement.
Nov 2012
SCoJeC has written to the Church of Scotland, formally protesting at the Church’s sponsorship of and participation in a conference to mark the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, at which Rev Stephen Sizer is the “keynote” speaker. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2012
The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem has published an interim report of its research into the demographic and genealogical profile of Scottish Jewry since its inception almost two centuries ago. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2012
"Go on, have a go!" Acclaimed actress Miriam Margolyes has made a video in support of SCoJeC’s Jewish Inter-Links project. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2012
SCoJeC issued a statement in support of a rally organised by the Muslim Council of Scotland in Glasgow's George Square, under the banner "YES to freedom of expression; NO to insults and hate. Click here to read the statement.
Aug 2012
SCoJeC has been awarded £10,000 from the Voluntary Action Fund to implement some of the findings of the Being Jewish in Scotland project. Click here to read a report.
Aug 2012
"I am so delighted to find out about your organisation as I have always felt isolated, and it is just so good to know that the work you are doing through SCoJeC is going on." said a participant in SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland events in Orkney and Shetland. 
Click here
to read a report.
Jul 2012
Vice Chair Gillian Raab represented SCoJeC at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Service in Glasgow Cathedral. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2012
We returned to the scene of SCoJeC's successful "Kosher Ceilidh" when Project Worker Fiona Frank took the award winning film Lies About My Father to the Aros Centre at Portree on the Isle of Skye. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2012
Click here to read a summary of the findings from Being Jewish in Scotland.
Jun 2012
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities 2012 AGM, held in the Jewish Community Centre in Giffnock, approved a number of significant changes. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2012
The Leveson Inquiry into "the culture, practices and ethics of the media" certainly has all the makings of a surreal soap opera, with all its bizarre subplots and unforeseen twists and turns, but even in our wildest imaginings we did not expect that SCoJeC would join the cast! Click here to read a report.
May 2012
Click here to read Two Hundred Years of Scottish Jewry: A Demographic and Genealogical Profile.
May 2012
There was a great turnout when SCoJeC Council member and Chair of the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, Gillian Raab, offered to host a Being Jewish in Scotland dinner for Jewish people in the Edinburgh area. Click here to read a report.
May 2012
High Court Confirms that Anti-Israel Attack on Jewish Student is "Racist". The High Court has upheld a Sheriff’s ruling that an attack on a Jewish student because he had an Israeli flag on his wall was “racially motivated”, and could not be justified by his political beliefs. Click here to read a report.
April 2012
The biggest Jewish event in Dunoon for many years took place when SCoJeC organised a "Celebration of Jewish Music" as part of our Being Jewish in Scotland project. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2012
SCoJeC organises first Jewish event in Inverness in 50 years! As part of our Being Jewish in Scotland project, SCoJeC took three award-winning Jewish writers to Inverness in a celebration of Scottish Jewish writing. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2012
SCoJeC has been awarded Scottish Government funding for the next three years for our “Empowering and Connecting Communities” project. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2012
Groups of students from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, spent time discussing their experiences of Being Jewish in ScotlandClick here to read a report.
Mar 2012
"I do count myself incredibly lucky to be Scottish and Jewish" said a participant in SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland Aberdeen focus group, "I wouldn’t change either if I had to be born again." Click here to read a report.
Mar 2012
SCoJeC project worker Fiona Frank wrote about Being Jewish in Scotland in the "My Week" column of the Jewish Chronicle. Click here to read her article.
Mar 2012
Click here to read SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland Interim Report.
Mar 2012
The band played, the singer sang, and some couldn’t help but dance at SCoJeC's Klezmer event in Kirkgunzeon, the latest in our Being Jewish in Scotland project. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2012
The winning tickets in SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland prize draw were announced at a focus group for young people living in the Edinburgh area. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2012
Two talks about Scottish Jewish history attracted a large audience at SCoJeC's Being Jewish in Scotland event in Dundee. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2012
The Association of Jewish Refugees told us harrowing stories about their arrival in the UK, but also much about the kindness of stranger, when we met to discuss Being Jewish in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2012
SCoJeC has joined party leaders across the political spectrum, trades unions, and faith groups in Scotland in calling on Glasgow City Council to refuse permission for the Scottish Defence League to hold a public procession in Glasgow. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2012
Holocaust Educational Trust ambassadors Iona Broadhurst and Faith Bulle, pupils at Grove Academy in Dundee, spoke at the Scottish National Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 event about their experience of visiting Auschwitz. Click here to read their presentation.
Jan 2012
Former Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Rabbi Bent Melchior, gave a powerful speech laced with optimism, humour, and profound wisdom, at Dundee Synagogue's Holocaust Memorial Day event. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2012
"Time for Reflection" in the Scottish Parliament was presented by Katie McKenna and Dominic Bradley, pupils from East Dunbartonshire who have participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s "Lessons from Auschwitz" project. Click here to read "Time for Reflection".
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