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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities
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last updated: 02/06/2020

News 2020

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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.
 

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