Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
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Being Jewish on Skye and Jura
1 July 2012
Being Jewish in Scotland on Skye

Fiona returned to the scene of SCoJeC's successful "Kosher Ceilidh" when she took the award winning film Lies My Father Told Me to the Aros Centre at Portree on the Isle of Skye.  A small group of local Jewish people got together over smoked salmon, cream cheese bagels, cakes and biscuits, to watch the film and talk about the experience of being Jewish many miles from the nearest synagogue. Some lived on Skye itself, another had come from a neighbouring island, and one woman had made a four hour trip from a village in the Highlands to join the party! 

Matzah and storytelling on Jura

The group discussed suggestions made at other focus groups, and were particularly keen to see more Jewish cultural and learning events, more events and meet-ups, a travelling exhibition of Jewish life, and another kosher ceilidh. (Click here to see the list of suggestions.)

Back in April, Fiona participated in the Tip of the Tongue story-telling festival on the Jura, where she talked about Being Jewish in Scotland. Since the festival coincided with Pesach, she shared matzah and Pesach biscuits at all the events, and was invited to tell the Pesach story in Jura Parish Church!


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