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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)

 

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last updated: 11/4/2021

News 2020-21

News Archive:

2005-6, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 201720182019

Apr 2021
SCoJeC, together with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, the Jewish Leadership Council, and the Board of Deputies, has launched a Jewish Manifesto for the forthcoming Scottish elections. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2021
SCoJeC and the Board of Deputies have reached an agreement that will enable SCoJeC to appoint a full-time Chief Executive when the present Director retires. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2021
The Jewish Community in Scotland has paid tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, whose death was announced today. Click here to read the statement.
Mar 2021
SCoJeC's latest guest speaker was the acclaimed children's writer Tom Palmer, who spoke about his most recent book After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2021
SCoJeC hosted an interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss how Scotland, the wider UK, and Israel have responded to the Covid pandemic. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2021
SCoJeC has received funding to lead a community-wide project to provide training, equipment, and support for 'hybrid' events that combine real-world and online participation. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2021
SCoJeC celebrated Purim with a comedy show featuring four well-known Chicago Jewish comedians. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2021
Scottish painter and print-maker Stuart Duffin RSA inaugurated SCoJeC's new Lecture Series with a talk about the significance of Jerusalem in his work. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2021
Rabbi Moshe Rubin, the Senior Rabbi in Scotland has joined other faith leaders in issuing a statement encouraging Jewish people to participate in the Scottish Government's vaccination programme. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2021
SCoJeC marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a talk by Avner Avraham, on the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2020
SCoJeC welcomed Changeworks, Scotland's leading environmental charity, for the third of our Climate Network events, Love Food, Hate Waste, to discuss how to reduce food waste. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2020
SCoJeC joined with UJIA, the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, and Jewish communities across Scotland to celebrate Chanukah together online. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2020
SCoJeC hosted a demonstration by Barb Taub of how to make latkes and sufganyiot, traditional delicacies for Chanukah. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2020
SCoJeC is helping Aberdeen Synagogue to fund emergency repairs to its roof by offering for sale a number of quilts hand-made by the Vice-President of the Community. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2020
SCoJeC marked Mitzvah Day with a discussion about refugees in Scotland led by the Scottish Refugee Council and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2020
SCoJeC hosted an online event to mark Remembrance Day in collaboration with We Were There Too and the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2020
SCoJeC presented a concert of Music in the Time of Anne Frank featuring Deborah Nemko of Bridgewater State University playing works by victims and survivors of the Nazis. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2020
The Jewish Community in Scotland has issued a statement in response to the publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission report of their Investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2020
SCoJeC held an event exploring Glasgow's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and discussing Jewish teaching about slavery. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2020
SCoJeC's second Climate Network event looked at what we as individuals can do to protect and improve our local or personal green spaces. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2020
SCoJeC was delighted to host an evening of modern and classical harp music performed by harpist Sophie Rocks. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC marks the retirement of our long-standing Project and Outreach Manager, Fiona Frank, after nine years of Representing, Connecting, and Supporting Jewish People in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC has set up a Climate Network for the Scottish Jewish Community and invited three rabbis from different traditions to our first meeting, to talk about Jewish views on the environment. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC held a series of online Creative Thursdays, featuring singing, baking, drawing and textiles. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC got together with all the Jewish communities around Scotland to host an online Jewish Get-Together with the theme of Jewish Life outwith the Central Belt. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC was delighted to reunite the celebrated storytelling duo The Besht Tellers for a unique performance after an absence of 25 years. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2020
Click here to read the Rosh HaShanah message from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
Sep 2020
SCoJeC has published the first four videos of our new 5 Minute Judaism educational resource for anyone wanting to learn about aspects of Jewish life. The resource also includes pupil activity sheets, and supplementary information for teachers. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2020
SCoJeC is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruby Katz as our new Projects and Outreach Manager in succession to Fiona Frank. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2020
New Statesman journalist Stephen Bush, Chair of the Board of Deputies' Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community, was the guest speaker at our online AGM. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2020
SCoJeC hosted an online Community Coffee Morning at which members of all Scotland's Jewish communities spoke about treasured family heirlooms. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2020
SCoJeC and the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council have expressed solidarity with the Roma Community in Glasgow following the shocking desecration of a memorial to Roma victims of the Nazis for the second time. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2020
SCoJeC's Political Affairs Digest (PAD) has reached its 2,000th edition, and we are delighted to publish messages of congratulation from a cross-section of its readership in Government, the Jewish Community, and civic society. Click here to read a report.
May 2020
To celebrate LaG b'Omer, SCoJeC brought together five internationally known Klezmer musicians from their own living rooms in Scotland and the USA for an online Rainbow Klezmer Kabaret in support of Scottish NHS charities. Click here to read a report.
May 2020
SCoJeC's Virtual Jewish Art Club has welcomed guest speakers about Jewish art and culture in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
May 2020
To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when Nazi Germany surrendered on 8 May 1945, bringing an end to the war in Europe, SCoJeC remembers Jewish members of the armed forces. Click here to read a report.
May 2020
The third talk in SCoJeC's series to raise funds for the Aberdeen Synagogue Roof Fund featured acclaimed cookery writer Ethel Hofman talking about her Jewish childhood in Shetland. Click here to read a report.
May 2020
Author J David Simons gave a talk about his Glasgow to Galilee trilogy to help SCoJeC raise funds for the Aberdeen Synagogue Roof Fund. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2020
SCoJeC hosted Nathan Abrams's talk on 75 years of Dee Street to  mark the 75th anniversary of the Aberdeen Synagogue and raise funds for the Aberdeen Synagogue Roof Appeal. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2020
A hartsikn dank alemen! – A hearty thank you to everyone! SCoJeC hosted a lively Yiddish Open Mic event starring native Yiddish speakers and performers from around the world, including a world premiere! Click here to read a report.
Apr 2020
SCoJeC has received Scottish Government funding to support communal efforts to ensure that Jewish people in Scotland are able to celebrate Passover despite the Covid-19 crisis. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2020
With face-to-face activities on hold because of the coronavirus epidemic, SCojeC has been quick to offer events and activities online, including volunteer training, an Arts Club, and support groups, as well as our recent well-attended concert. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2020
SCoJeC’s world-renowned Klezmer musicians raised our spirits with a bonus virtual concert while marooned in Fife – and 634 people from 28 countries joined in! Click here to read a report.
Mar 2020
SCoJeC’s latest Klezmer-fest started with concerts in St Andrews and Edinburgh before moving to social media for the final event – a virtual concert. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2020
SCoJeC joined Tayside and Fife Jewish Community for a fancy-dress pre-Purim party in St Andrews University Chaplaincy Centre after our quarterly Council meeting. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2020
SCoJeC marked Tu b'Shvat – the "New Year for Trees" – with a tree-planting ceremony and fruit seder in Inverness. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2020
Kosher haggis and good company were on the menu at SCoJeC's Burns Supper in Giffnock. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2020
SCoJeC has responded to the announcement of new Scottish Government funding to improve the security of places of worship. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2020
SCoJeC has been awarded £15,000 by the People's Postcode Trust to train more Volunteer Educational Ambassadors and visit more schools and community groups around Scotland. Click here to read a report.
 

News Archive:

2005-6, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 201720182019

 

   
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