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


Covid-19 Lockdown
Information and Support

Col Yisrael arevim zeh lazeh
Our responsibility as a Jewish Community is to take care of one another

last updated: 4/1/2021

Community Information
General Information about Coronavirus
Welfare Services
What's On:
SCoJeC & other organisations
other organisations
Under the new lockdown regulations announced on 4 January 2021,
all places of worship must remain closed until further notice.
The only exceptions to this are weddings and civil partnership ceremonies (maximum of 5 people attending including the couple and officiating Rabbi), and funerals (maximum of 20 people attending).
Click on the relevant link for activities provided by each branch of Judaism




Please note that the list below only shows synagogues and other religious organisations currently holding online events and activities. For a full list of all synagogues and other communal organisations in Scotland, see the Guide to Jewish Facilities in Scotland.
Orthodox synagogues in Scotland and associated organisations
Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation (East Renfrewshire)
0141 577 8250


Online events and activities including:

Religious services;

Education: weekly Parshah, daily inspiration with Rabbi Rubin, virtual Tea and Torah;

Social activities: sing-along, keep fit, cookery club, bingo, etc

Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation (East Renfrewshire)
0141 639 4000

Contact the synagogue office for details of online events and activities including:

Education: weekly Parshah, lunch and learn with Rabbi Lifschitz, Mishnah and Talmud shiurim;

Social activities.

Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
07734 291 836


Online events and activities:

Religious services, early kabbalat Shabbat, havdalah;

Education: weekly Parshah with Rabbi Rose, Tanach shiur;

Social events and activities.

United Synagogue
0208 343 8989

Online events and activities
020 8958 0820
Seed Online adult and family Jewish education through formal study and informal experiences including:

Education: Topical classes, Jewish law, weekly Parsha;

Inspiration: uplifting ideas, short thoughts, songs, stories;

Foodies: Recipes, challah bakes, cooking demos

Kids Zone: Craft ideas, stories, songs, Partytime Shabbat.

Yesod provides a range of educational resources including webinars, podcasts, and vlogs, focused on strengthening the future of Jewish life in Europe.
Reform synagogue in Scotland and associated organisations
Glasgow Reform Synagogue (East Renfrewshire)
0141 639 4083

Online events and activities including:

Religious services;


Social events.

Reform Judaism
020 8349 5640

Online religious services
RJ Communities TV
Online events and activities including:

Education: shiurim, seminars, health, meet the author;

Social events and activities.

Liberal community in Scotland and associated organisations
Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, Sukkat Shalom
0131 777 8024

Online events and activities including:

Religious services: erev Shabbat, Shabbat morning, havdalah;

Education: Tea & Talmud with Rabbi Solomon, Philosophy, Choosing Judaism;

Social events.

Liberal Judaism at Home
020 7580 1663


Online events and activities including:

Religious services;

Education: Parshat Ha'Shavua, Talmud, Introduction to Judaism, Hebrew;

Social events: concerts, staged readings, cookery.

Note that SCoJeC is not responsible for the content of events other than our own, and that listing on this noticeboard or use of our 'zoom room' does not imply any endorsement of the views presented.


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