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

Book a Speaker:

Information Sessions about Judaism
for Schools and Community Groups

 
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. Click here to book a speaker.

SCoJeC 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.

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.

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.

The four major areas we often cover in interactive sessions are:

1.

Shabbat and the Jewish Festivals

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

2.

Jewish Life Cycle

We can deliver individual sessions on birth, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage and death, or a session giving a brief summary of all of them.

3.

Synagogues

This can be a session delivered at a school/organisation about the synagogue and/or can be a visit to a synagogue (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, or Dundee). If you are interested in a visit, please indicate on the form.

4.

Kosher food and other aspects of daily life
We can also tailor sessions to other aspects of Jewish life, but would ask for at least two weeks' notice of special requests.

All our sessions are fun, active, 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 sessions represent all branches of Judaism in Scotland, and reflect our belief that dialogue and mutual respect are the most effective way of enabling pupils to learn about Judaism and the Scottish Jewish Community.

If you would like one of our trained volunteer ambassadors to visit your school or group to deliver a session about an aspect of Judaism, or if you would like more information about the services we provide, please click here to complete the booking form, or or contact the volunteer co-ordinator:
education@scojec.org / 07724 549817
If one of our volunteers has recently visited your school or group, please
click here to complete our evaluation form

 

   
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