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

Forthcoming SCoJeC Events

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When & Where
Contact
Event
 
Sun 23 Jun
3-5.30pm
 
Inverness
SHIMCA Centre

 
Joanne
events@scojec.org
07724 549 817

 

"Uprooted"

 

Telling Your Family Story
with Fiona Frank and Ellen Galford

ALL WELCOME!

FREE (donations appreciated)

kosher buffet

Join Fiona and Ellen to hear family stories of Jewish migration over the last 100 years and share your own stories over a delicious kosher buffet.
Fiona Frank’s "Candles, Conversions and Class: Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family" was published earlier this year by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and follows the story of Rabbi Zvi David and Sophia Hoppenstein and their descendants.
Ellen Galford devised a words-and-music performance piece in collaboration with musician Phil Alexander of the band Moshe’s Bagel, entitled "Among Others: Celebrating 200 Years of Jewish Lives in Edinburgh", and has many stories to tell of her own ancestors' journey from Russia to the USA, and her own journey from the USA to Scotland, where she has explored the rich heritage of Yiddish language and how it resonates through Jewish culture.   
Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2019.
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Thu 27 Jun


Performance
7-8pm

Ceilidh
8.30-10.30pm

 

Edinburgh
Greyfriars Charteris Centre


 

 
Fiona Frank
fiona@scojec.org
07779 206 522

 

 

‘Come as you are’:
contemporary dance performance
and Klezmer Ceilidh

ALL WELCOME!

performance £15/£10
ceilidh £15/£10
performance & ceilidh £25/£15

Come as you are is a contemporary dance performance from Berlin-based dance company TOTAL BRUTAL. What happens when three refugees from Syria try to find their way into the Berlin art landscape: their hopes, dreams and nightmares.
Followed by a Klezmer Ceilidh, with Edinburgh-based band Kleyne Klezmer, and caller.
Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2019.
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Sun 30 Jun


10am-4pm

 

Glasgow
University Memorial Chapel


 

 
Fiona Frank
fiona@scojec.org
07779 206 522

 

 

Open Dance Workshop:
Klezmer, Syrian, Contemporary & Israeli

 

ALL WELCOME!

FREE (donations appreciated)

A day of taster sessions in Klezmer, Syrian and Israeli traditional dance, with a contemporary dance session thrown in for good measure.  It’s open to all – beginners and experienced dancers.  Tutors: Nir de Volff (Contemporary), Shosh Greenberg (Israeli), Medhat Aldaabal and Mouafak Aldoabl (Syrian), and Fiona Frank (Klezmer).  
Part of the Scottish Refugee Council New Scots Integration: Rights and Communities project funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Sun 30 Jun


Performance
7-8pm

Ceilidh
8.30-10.30pm

 

Glasgow
University Memorial Chapel


 

 
Fiona Frank
fiona@scojec.org
07779 206 522

 

 

‘Come as you are’:
contemporary dance performance
and Klezmer Ceilidh

ALL WELCOME!

performance £15/£10
ceilidh £15/£10
performance & ceilidh £25/£15

Come as you are is a contemporary dance performance from Berlin-based dance company TOTAL BRUTAL. What happens when three refugees from Syria try to find their way into the Berlin art landscape: their hopes, dreams and nightmares.
Followed by a Klezmer Ceilidh, with band Celter Schmelter, and caller.
Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2019.
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Thu 18 July
7pm

 

Whiting Bay,
Arran
(venue details will be provided after booking)

 

arran@scojec.org

 

Summer House Concert on Arran

Summer House Concert:

Lev Atlas
klezmer virtuoso
&
principle viola of the Scottish Opera Orchestra

FREE (donations appreciated)

kosher buffet

Buffet dinner 7pm followed by concert, and discussion with Lev Atlas, at 8pm.
Bring a musical instrument and join in the fun!
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Mon 12 Aug
2pm

 

Shetland
Shetland Library, Lerwick

 

 

"Uprooted"

 

Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family
with Fiona Frank

ALL WELCOME!

FREE (donations appreciated)

kosher buffet

Join Fiona Frank to hear family stories of Jewish migration over the last 100 years and share your own stories.
Fiona Frank’s "Candles, Conversions and Class: Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family" was published earlier this year by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and follows the story of Rabbi Zvi David and Sophia Hoppenstein and their descendants.
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Tue 13 Aug
7pm

 

Shetland
Shetland Library, Lerwick

 

Joanne
events@scojec.org
07724 549 817

 

Summer House Concert on Arran

Growing Up Jewish on Shetland

Ethel Hofman

FREE (donations appreciated)

kosher buffet

Join Ethel Hofman, author of Mackerel at Midnight: Growing up Jewish on a Remote Scottish Island to hear some personal family stories of her Shetland childhood. Ethel Hofman is an authority on international Jewish foods and culture, with special emphasis on Israel and the United Kingdom.
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

Sun 1 Sep
10.30am-3.30pm


Whittingehame Estate

 

Joanne
events@scojec.org
07724 549 817

 

Summer House Concert on Arran

 

Whittingehame Walk

Join SCoJeC for a short walk led by an East Lothian Park Ranger. During the walk, Michael Brander, great-nephew of Lord Arthur James Balfour, will show us around the Whittingehame Estate, Balfour’s childhood home (which was also a school for Jewish refugee children during the Second World War) and there will also be a chance to see the Whittingehame Yew, one of Scotland’s Heritage Trees which has connections to Mary Queen of Scots!        
Transport will be arranged from Glasgow and Edinburgh. 
Click here for more information and to book a ticket.

 

   
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