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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
Representing, connecting, and supporting Jewish people in Scotland

Covid-19 Lockdown
Information and Support

Col Yisrael arevim zeh lazeh
Our responsibility as a Jewish Community is to take care of one another

last updated: 27/09/2020

Community Information
General Information about Coronavirus
Food and Welfare Services
Online Communal Activities

Chat & Support

Arts & Culture

Education

Judaism

Other
 
If you would like us to list any information or online activities on these pages,
please email us at scojec@scojec.org
 
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre Lockdown Project
During this time of lockdown, can you help the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre build up its knowledge base and collections? SJAC are asking if you can write something on one of three themes: "Your Jewish family’s immigration story", "Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary School's memories", and "Lockdown experiences".
Click here for more information about the project, and details of how to participate.
 
one-off
events & activities

 

weekly
events & activities

 

on-demand
events & activities

 

 
Date & Time
Medium
Contact
Event
Tuesday 29 September

7-8pm

Online webinar
ovacome@
ovacome.org.uk
Preventing cancer in Jewish communities
Ovarian cancer action webinar to raise awareness of the risk status within the Ashkenazi Jewish community, break down taboos and address misconceptions, and learn how Ovarian Cancer Action can help you to understand your genetic status.
Click here to register
Tuesday 29 September

7.30pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
A Climate network for the
Scottish Jewish Community
"The Jewish imperative to keep the planet safe"
Rabbi Moshe Rubin
(Giffnock & Newlands Hebrew Congregation)
Rabbi Mark Solomon
(Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community)
"The Jewish imperative to keep the planet safe"
Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
(Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue
Steering Group member, Ecosynagogue.org)
Rolf Schmidt
Inverness Interfaith
in conversation with Fiona Frank:
“What’s the climate crisis got to do with me”
COP26, the United Nations Climate Summit, was planned to take place in Glasgow in November 2020. Although it has now been postponed to 2021 because of the global pandemic, there will still be a lot of online activity around the original dates of the summit, 9th to 20th November, and we plan to be involved!
Some of us are already working hard to reduce our own and our community’s carbon footprint and energy use, but others don’t yet know much about the issues involved.
SCoJeC is planning a series of events to help Jewish people and organisations here in Scotland think about what we can do to change how we travel, shop, heat and light our synagogues and our homes, and how we relate to the world as Jews.
We’ll start with the basics: what are ‘carbon emissions’ and what harm do they do? What is the ‘greenhouse effect’? Why is the melting of the polar icecap a problem? We’ll give you a chance to ask the questions that you might not have been able to ask before – then we’ll have some discussion time to think about actions we could make on our own, in our communities, and in our neighbourhoods.
Whether you’re a climate expert or a climate newbie, if this excites you, please get in touch to help us plan the process and develop this work.
Click here to register
Sunday 18 October

8pm

Zoom
info@sjac.org.uk
Gathering Grains of Sand:
My Search for Samuel Jacobs
Jeff Kaye
Vice President,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Jeff's book, Gathering Grains of Sand, tells the story of his quest to investigate the life of his great grandfather, Samuel Jacobs, a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant to Scotland. He will describe his research, including sources made available by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and his journey back to Lithuania.
Click here to register
Weekly Events and Activities
Mondays

11am-12pm

Zoom
Orli
0141 577 8250
admin@
giffnockshul.co.uk
Online Fitness and Pilates Class
(Beginners)
Please note that this class, provided by Giffnock Synagogue, requires advance requires acceptance of terms & conditions. Please complete the form here.
Contact Orli
for details of how to participate
Tuesdays
5pm
Zoom
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Zoom Practice Session
Zoom is an online conferencing facility that is being used by many organisations to provide virtual meeting places for many of the activities listed below. SCoJeC's Projects and Outreach Manager, Fiona Frank, will be running four half hour Zoom practice sessions for people who would like help in getting to grips with the technology.
Contact Fiona for details
of how to participate
Wednesdays

11am-12pm

Zoom
Orli
0141 577 8250
admin@
giffnockshul.co.uk

Sing along with Clive: Oy Vay Radio
This week's theme is "Going Hollywood" so please request a favourite musical clip from the movies! Song requests for a specific genre or artist can also be sent to oyvayradio@gmail.com
Contact Orli
for details of how to participate
Wednesdays

7.30pm

Zoom
Orli
0141 577 8250
admin@
giffnockshul.co.uk

Giffnock Shul Cool Cookery Club
with Gary Duncan “Kosher Chef” 
If you are shielding and shopping is therefore an issue, please contact Orli for help in getting the ingredients before the event.
Contact Orli
for details of how to participate
Thursdays

11am-12pm

Zoom
Orli
0141 577 8250
admin@
giffnockshul.co.uk

Online Fitness Class
(Intermediate)
Please note that this class, provided by Giffnock Synagogue, requires advance requires acceptance of terms & conditions. Please complete the form here.
Contact Orli
for details of how to participate
On-demand Events and Activities
On-demand
Vimeo
0208 731 1700
odelia@seret-
international.org
Seret International
Israeli Cinema
You can't come to us so we're coming to you for free!
Every Thursday at 8pm Seret International publishes a link for film that will be available, free, for a week.
Click here to watch films
On-demand
Vimeo
0141 577 8200
office@glasgow
jewishrepcouncil.org
Yom HaShoah
Glasgow Commemorative
Compilation Video for 202
0
As we are unable to gather in person this year, a video has been created so that we can still remember the victims of Holocaust through clips from previous year's Yom HaShoah commemorative events.
Click here to watch the video
On-demand
Rabbi Sacks' website
020 7286 6391
info@rabbisacks.org
Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust
To mark Yom HaShoah, the day in the Jewish calendar dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation, former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust, has produced a series of videos offering his perspective on some of the biggest questions posed by the Holocaust.
Click here for more information and to watch the videos
On-demand
Yad Vashem website
webmaster@
yadvashem.org.il

The Great Deportation in the Warsaw Ghetto – Abraham Lewin's Diary
Abraham Lewin, an educator and a member of the clandestine Oneg Shabbat (“Joy of the Sabbath”) Archive maintained a diary depicting the wartime events in the Warsaw ghetto.
Click here to watch the video
 

 

   
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