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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

page last updated: 26/9/2021

Community Information
General Information about Coronavirus
Welfare Services
What's On:
SCoJeC & other organisations
other organisations
If you would like us to list any information on this page, please contact
People using services provided by their local council or other agencies should contact those organisations direct to find out about any changes or new procedures.


Kosher Food
Mark's Deli
Mark's Deli in Glasgow will deliver locally and by courier to remote locations, and can also supply basic vegetables and consumables as well as takeaway meals, and packaged kosher foods.
The Kosher Chef Ltd (Gary Duncan)
Catering for events and private, bespoke menus, buffets, and take-away (based in Giffnock, Glasgow)
0141 620 1800 / 07590 292 418 /
L’Chaim’s (Glatt) Restaurant & Sora’s Café (meat/parev)
Deliveries of ready meals to Glasgow and Edinburgh by request.
0141 638 6116 /
Jewish Care Scotland
Jewish Care Scotland can be contacted by phone 0141 620 1800 and e-mail
The Wellbeing Hub will operate from the Walton Centre on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am-1pm.
Welcome Wednesdays will be held every week from 1–4pm, providing a place for people of all ages to drop in, come together and socialise. Gary the Kosher Chef will serve drinks and snacks. For details contact
Vaccination attendance support
Jewish Care can provide assistance to those who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination but finding it difficult to get to a scheduled appointment. For help, contact 0141 620 1800 or
Thinking about volunteering?
Volunteers are extraordinary people who give their skills, life experience, time and expertise to help others and they are an integral part of Jewish Care Scotland.
Cosgrove Care
Cosgrove Care can be contacted by phone on 0141 620 2500, text message to 07841 461 298/398, or e-mail
The organisation helps to improve the lives of people with additional needs and their families so that they have the same opportunities as everyone else. Professional staff and volunteers working in partnership provide support, advice, and information throughout Central Scotland, and support service users to them to make the transition to independent living, join in local leisure activities, and maintain good health and wellbeing.
If you are self-isolating, or, for whatever reason, unable to go out for essential supplies, Cosgrove Care will help with

picking up shopping

posting mail

a friendly phonecall

urgent supplies

delivering books and newspapers

signposting information and advice

Thinking about volunteering?
As Cosgrove Care continues to support people during the Covid-19 pandemic, they could use your help. To volunteer, click on the link above, or contact phone 0141 620 2500, or text to 07841 461 298/398
An Early Day Motion has been put down in the UK Parliament praising the work being done by Cosgrove Care:
Cosgrove Care (EDM no. 509) Kirsten Oswald – That this House appreciates the focussed and dedicated support provided by Cosgrove Care in East Renfrewshire during the covid-19 pandemic; notes the difference that that work is making to those in the most vulnerable situations; applauds the important initiative taken by Cosgrove Care to ensure that support and assistance is provided in the way which best suits individual requirements; acknowledges the importance of working as a community to deliver targeted support during the covid-19 pandemic; understands the significant work done to facilitate local volunteers working with Cosgrove Care to assist others in their neighbourhoods; and thanks the Cosgrove care staff and volunteers for their tireless service to support others in our community.
Supported by: Alison Thewliss, Chris Law, Drew Hendry, Hannah Bardell, Allan Dorans, Alyn Smith, Chris Stephens, Neale Hanvey
Jewish Leadership Council
Jewish Leadership Council portal providing links to a wide range of resources including support for individuals and families, support for charities including adapting to working remotely, and ways to access the virtual community, Jewish information, and stay connected to communal life, including Jewish schools.
Resource is a free and confidential out-placement service for unemployed members of the Jewish community. During the COVID-19 pandemic all services are being offered remotely.
At this time of heightened anxiety, looking after our mental as well as our physical health is more important than ever. JAMI continues to provide practical and emotional support for everyone affected by a mental health problem and have expanded their services to support people who may be isolated by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mental Health and COVID-19
Social distancing & remote social responding
COVID-19 Advice for Carers
Chai Cancer Care
Chai Cancer Care has expanded their virtual services to provide vital support, specialised services, and care, remotely to anyone who may have any concerns or worries about dealing with the impact of a cancer diagnosis, either for themselves or a loved one.
Helpline: 0808 808 4567
Jewish Women's Aid
In stressful times people can be at increased risk.
Call 0808 801 0500 for the Jewish Women's Aid domestic abuse helpline.
If you are in immediate danger dial 999. If it would be unsafe for you to speak to the operator, respond by coughing or tapping your handset, and if prompted, press 55. This lets the operator know it is a genuine emergency, and you will be put through to the police.


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