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

News
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Dec 2018
A dreich day didn't dampen the spirits of the capacity crowd at SCoJeC's Chanukah party in Linlithgow! Click here to read a report.
Nov 2018
SCoJeC and the Muslim Council of Scotland signed a joint declaration on Antisemitism and Islamophobia, and discussed "Shared Experiences, Shared Challenges, and Shared Ideas" at the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2018
An exhibition to celebrate the 110th birthday of celebrated Scottish Jewish artist Hannah Frank was launched in Glasgow University with a reception hosted by SCoJeC. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2018
As part of the Scottish Book Trust's tribute to Muriel Spark, prize-winning author Tracey S Rosenberg read her new short story The Western Wall, which examines modern Jewish identity, at SCoJeC's event in Aberdeen. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2018
More than 160 people from all over Scotland took part in a unique Jewish Gathering that included Shabbat meals, inspiring speakers, lively music, stimulating discussion, and a panel of the chairs of all Scotland's communities. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2018
We in Scotland stand together with other Jewish people worldwide in sending our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the horrific attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Click here to read the full statement and a selection of the messages we have received.
Oct 2018
There was a good turn-out in Dumfries for SCoJeC's latest literary event with prize-winning author and Yiddishist, Ellen Galford. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2018
Click here to read the Rosh HaShanah message from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. 
Sep 2018
Storytelling was the theme of SCoJeC's latest event in Inverness, a fascinating afternoon of stories, songs, and reminiscences: "That reminds me of a story ..." Click here to read a report.
Jul 2018
SCoJeC's latest literary event, which took place on Arran with author Lynn Holden, provided an opportunity to discuss the Dybbuk and other Ghost Stories. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2018
Anas Sarwar MSP joined representatives of the Jewish Community in Giffnock Synagogue to sign a declaration "supporting the fight against all forms of prejudice and hate". Click here to read a report.
Jun 2018
New figures from the Scottish Government show religious hate crime falling, but antisemitism remains constant. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2018
SCoJeC took part in Refugee Festival Scotland 2018 with an event in Stirling where award-winning author Annemarie Allan read from her new novel Charlie's Promise about Jewish refugee children finding refuge in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2018
Jewish Community leaders met the First Minister to discuss antisemitism and other matters of concern to Jewish people in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2018
SCoJeC's AGM was addressed by the new President of the Board of Deputies and the new CEO of the Scottish Refugee Council. Click here to read a report.
May 2018
SCoJeC and GJRC welcomed a statement by the Glasgow Labour Group endorsing the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism, and calling for action on antisemitism in the Labour Party. Click here to read a report.
May 2018
SCoJeC is helping the Institute for Jewish Policy Research collect data about antisemitism for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. Click here to find out more and to participate in the survey.
Apr 2018
Jewish Community representatives met the Scottish Labour Leader to discuss concerns about antisemitism. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2018
Former SCoJeC Chair Paul Spicker has published an essay "Antisemitism: If you think this article is about Israel, think again". Click here to read the essay.
Apr 2018
Former Labour Party Leader writes to SCoJeC apologising for "the stain of antisemitism" within the party, and calling for it "to make amends and repair the damage". Click here to read a report.
Mar 2018
BBC Scotland interviewed CST Director of Communications Mark Gardner about antisemitism in the UK Labour Party. Click here to listen to the interivew.
Mar 2018
SCoJeC has welcomed the conviction of a man for making an antisemitic video of himself training his dog to give a Nazi salute while he repeats "Gas the Jews". Click here to read the statement.
Mar 2018
SCoJeC has sent a message of support to the Scottish "Stand Up to Racism" rally to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2018
Following increasing numbers of contacts with the Church of Scotland, SCoJeC very much welcomes the recent improved relations after the tensions of recent years. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2018
Inverness and Irvine mark Holocaust Memorial Day for the first time with input from SCoJeC. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2018
SCoJeC welcomes the Scottish Israeli Cultural Association (SICA), which has held its inaugural event, a "Burns Night with an Israeli Twist". Click here to read a report.
סקוג׳ק (SCoJeC) מברך את האגודה לתרבות ישראלית בסקוטלנד אשר קיימה את האירוע הראשון שלה: ״ערב ברנס עם טויסט ישראלי״. לחץ כאן לקריאת דו"ח.
Jan 2018
SCoJeC has supported a protest to Amnesty International UK by the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) at their unjustified and discriminatory cancellation of a JLC debate. Click here to read a report.
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