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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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Tichleh shanah ve’kileloteha; Tachel shanah u’virchoteha!
May the old year go and take its plagues with it;
may the new year begin and bring only blessings!

last updated: 20/10/2020

News 2020

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

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.
 

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