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

News 2019
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Sep 2019
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, addressed SCoJeC's 20th anniversary Council meeting. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2019
SCoJeC returned to Whittingehame House, the historic family home of Lord Arthur James Balfour, and was given a private tour of the estate by his great-nephew. Click here to read a report.
Aug 2019
More than 100 people attended SCoJeC's three events in Shetland and Orkney about family and memory, which revealed many new Jewish connections on the islands. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2019
Scotland's newest Jewish group, on Arran, were entertained by virtuoso violinist Lev Atlas at a well-attended house party in Whiting Bay. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2019
The Scottish Jewish Community has issued a statement following the BBC Panorama programme exposing the extent to which antisemitism is tolerated within the UK Labour Party. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
The final part of SCoJeC's contribution to Refugee Festival Scotland was a series of dance workshops for people of different ages and abilities. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
SCoJeC's collaboration with the Scottish Refugee Council to bring a mixed group of dancers, including Syrian refugees and an Israeli director, to Scotland went ahead despite some of the dancers having problems entering the UK. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
SCoJeC's latest event in the Highlands was a discussion of family history as part of Refugee Festival Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
Director Nir de Volff talks about his show Come As You Are #Berlin, contemporary dance about the experience of Syrian refugees, which SCoJeC and the Scottish Refugee Council are bringing to Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
SCoJeC's 2019 AGM was held in Aberdeen, completing a series of visits to all our affiliated communities. The AGM was addressed by the Lord Provost, and afterwards members also attended the closing ceremony at Dundee Synagogue. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2019
SCoJeC is collaborating with the Scottish Refugee Council to bring an exciting contemporary dance performance to Scotland for Refugee Festival 2019. Click here to find out more.
May 2019
SCoJeC's Projects and Outreach Manager Fiona Frank spoke about her research into the history of an extended Scottish Jewish family for her book Candles, Conversions and Class. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2019
SCoJeC joined the Tayside and Fife Jewish Community in celebrating their move to St Andrews University Chaplaincy Centre, and held a Council meeting there for the first time. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2019
Jewish Student Chaplain, Eli Grunewald represented SCoJeC at Dumfries and Galloway Council when it adopted the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2019
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski joined the Aberdeen University Muslim chaplain to deliver the Hay of Seaton lecture on "Jewish and Muslim Lives in Scotland". Click here to read a report.
Mar 2019
SCoJeC 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 the statement.
Mar 2019
The Jewish Communities of Scotland have issued a statement following today's attack on two mosques in New Zealand and the murder of many worshippers. Click here to read the statement.
Mar 2019
SCoJeC hosted five talks by Lyn Julius, author of Uprooted, about the estimated 800,000 Jewish refugees from the Arab world in the second half of the 20th century. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2019
SCoJeC has published an updated edition of our popular Guide to Jewish Facilities in Scotland, which provides comprehensive information for the Community, the public, and visitors. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2019
SCoJeC was delighted to support the launch of a new book by our Projects and Outreach Manager Fiona Frank, Candles, Conversions, and Class: Five Generations of a Jewish Family. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2019
SCoJeC has been asked by National Records of Scotland to help them plan for the 2021 census by asking members of the Jewish Community for their views on including "Jewish" in the Ethnicity question. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2019
SCoJeC and the GMB Union in Scotland have issued a joint statement to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Click here to read the statement.
Jan 2019
The First Minister told Parliament that there is no place in Scotland for antisemitism, and called on all political parties to ensure that no one in the Jewish community feels vulnerable or unwelcome. Click here to read a report.
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