Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

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

Information Sessions about Judaism
for Schools and Community Groups

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GJRC logo Glasgow Jewish Representative Council website

Does your school, learning community, group or organisation want to find out more about other faiths, cultures and religions?

Are you seeking to involve members of all faiths in your interfaith activity?

We offer sessions for all age groups on a variety of Jewish topics and can also provide trained and experienced representatives to attend interfaith events.
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SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, represents and supports Jewish people living all over Scotland. We consider it our responsibility to increase understanding and communication around Jewish life and belief. We believe that our work can promote a greater sense of safety and inclusivity across Scotland for Jews and non-Jews alike.

In partnership with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council and the Jewish communities in Scotland we have developed an educational project, training Jewish volunteers to deliver educational talks and activities about their faith and community to schools and other groups and to represent the Jewish community at interfaith events. This project supports the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence across a range of curricular areas, and can be adapted to the requirements of individual schools and other settings.

The four major areas we often cover in interactive sessions lasting for 30, 45 or 55 minutes to suit your needs are:


Shabbat and the Jewish Festivals: We offer individual sessions on each of the festivals, or one that provides an overview of the Jewish calendar.


Jewish Life Cycle: Similarly we can deliver individual sessions on birth, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage and death, or a session giving a brief summary of all of them.


Synagogues (this can be a visit to a synagogue (in Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Dundee), or a session delivered in a school about the synagogue).


Kosher food and other aspects of daily life.

We can also tailor sessions to other areas of Jewish life, but would ask for at least two weeks’ notice of special requests.

All our sessions are fun, active, and appropriate to the age of the group, and offer the chance to ask questions, experience something of Jewish life, and to interact with Jewish people. Judaism does not seek converts, and our aim is only to give a fair and honest representation of Judaism in Scotland today, and to encourage discussion and reflection.

Our position is that Judaism is one way of making sense of life, not that it is more correct than any other religion or viewpoint, and we aim to represent all denominations of Judaism, and these sessions will reflect our belief that mutual respect and interfaith dialogue is of the utmost importance in assisting learners in understanding religion today.

If you would like one of our trained volunteers to visit your school or group to deliver a session about an aspect of Judaism, or if you would like more information on the services we provide, please

fill out the request form

or contact the volunteer co-ordinator on or 07724 549817.


Please help us to improve our service!
If one of our volunteers has recently visited your school or group, please
complete our evaluation form
to let us know what you found useful, and how our sessions could be improved.


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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. SC029438