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

last updated: 20/1/2021

What's On

Please send information of interest to members of the Jewish Communities of Scotland,
such as forthcoming events, or job opportunities to scojec@scojec.org.

Please check with the organiser for any changes of time or login details.

The Matana Club
The Matana Club sends out free boxes to over 150 Jewish children (nursery-P7) across Scotland each month. Each box contains crafts, recipes, ingredients, supplies, activities, and more relating to upcoming Jewish holidays. Click here to sign up to join the Matana Club and receive a free monthly box to help celebrate upcoming Jewish holidays.

For information contact Sydney
glasgow.youthworker@ujia.org

 
Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme
Programme for P7/S1 children across Scotland celebrating their Bar or Bat Mitzvah soon.

Click here to register

 
Teen Programming for S1 to S6
Wide range of UJIA programmes, including special (and tasty!) surprises delivered to your door!

For information contact Sydney
glasgow.youthworker@ujia.org

 
Date & Time
Venue or Medium
Contact
Event
Wednesday 20 January

7.30pm

Zoom
elainelevy@
hotmail.com
Scottish Jewish Textile Craft Group
The first meeting of a monthly online group for Jewish people in Scotland interested in textiles, crafts, and Judaica.  The group will primarily be a social group for sharing ideas, techniques, and skills, and potentially a forum for developing fundraising ideas for local Jewish and Scottish Charities. 
Contact Elaine Levy
for details of how to participate
Thursday 21 January

2pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Basic security for your place of worship

Community Security Trust (CST)

An introduction to security for places of worship and faith communities.
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Thursday 21 January

7pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
An Exploration with Stuart Duffin
SCoJeC Lecture Series
Stuart Duffin first travelled to Israel in 1996 to work for a month at the Jerusalem Print Workshop as part of an international artists exchange with the Glasgow Print Studio, and can't stop going back. Here he reflects on his understanding of the city, religious conflict, and the resolution found in his art.
Click here to register
Sunday 24 January

3pm

Zoom
yiddishcafe@gmail.com
Yiddish Open Mic

Join the Yiddish Open Mic, a monthly event for anyone with an interest in Yiddish. You are invited to perform – each performance should last no longer than 6 minutes and should be sent to yiddishcafe@gmail.com in advance.

To register contact
yiddishcafe@gmail.com

Sunday 24 January

4pm

Zoom
glasgow.youthworker
@ujia.org
Matana Club
Tu B’Shvat Seder

For information and to register
contact Sydney
glasgow.youthworker@ujia.org

Monday 25 January

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Organising security for your place of worship

Community Security Trust (CST)

Security and risk management, and how to develop a security plan
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Tuesday 26 January

6–7pm

Zoom
externalrelations-rsvp
@glasgow.ac.uk
Researching the Nazi Dictatorship through the Lens of Primo Levi’s “Grey Zone”

Volker Berghahn

Seth Low Emeritus Professor of History,
Columbia University

University of Glasgow
21st Holocaust Memorial Lecture

To register contact
externalrelations-rsvp@glasgow.ac.uk
Tuesday 26 January

7.30pm

Zoom
 
Music of the Jews during the Holocaust

Tamar Machado-Recanati

Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre

Talk about the orchestras in ghettos and transit camps, and songs of the Jews during the Holocaust.
Click here to register
27 January
to
5 February
Various
Be the Light in the Darkness:
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
UK-wide full programme of events
Wednesday 27 January

7pm

Zoom
UK Commemorative Ceremony
for
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
Click here to register
Wednesday 27 January

7.30pm

Zoom
glasgow.youthworker
@ujia.org

Sauerkraut-making workshop

For information and to register
contact Sydney
glasgow.youthworker@ujia.org
Thursday 28 January

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Security – why? A brief history of terrorism

Community Security Trust (CST)

The evolution of terrorism, recent and current threats and how SAFE can put you on the path to improved security.
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Saturday 30 January

7.30pm

Zoom
office@
giffnockshul.org.uk
Burns Supper
The Giffnock Shul and Newton Mearns Shul joint events group present The Legendary Giffnock Shul Burns Supper from the comfort of your home.
Includes: a four course traditional Burns Supper delivered to your door with some lovely wee surprises (vegetarian and other dietary options available), fantastic speakers including Jackson Carlaw MSP and Marie van der Zyl, and raffle.
£22.50 per ticket (plus booking fee if booked directly online); £10 per ticket for Zoom access only (no meal); Raffle £5. 
Click here to book
NB: bookings must be received by midday on Friday 22 January
Sunday 31 January

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
Displaced Jews:
Renewal in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Shirli Gilbert
Professor of Modern Jewish History,
University College London
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Between 1945 and 1950, Allied-occupied Germany became the temporary home for over a quarter of a million surviving Jews. In this ‘waiting room’ of history, the world witnessed the most extraordinary renewal of Jewish life and culture. How do we understand the power and vitality of this rebirth, and what lessons might it hold for our Jewish lives today?
Click here to register
Tuesday 2 February

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Past terror attacks – lessons learned

Community Security Trust (CST)

The phases of an attack and how we can learn from past incidents to foil future attacks.
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Monday 8 February

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Hate crime and your community

Community Security Trust (CST)

How to deal with racial and religious hatred – especially in the digital age.
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Thursday 11 February

7pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
Scottish Jewish Climate Network:
Climate Change

Dr. Richard Milne

University of Edinburgh Institute of Molecular Plant Science

The fourth meeting of SCoJeC's Scottish Jewish Climate Network will be a seminar on Climate Change.
Click here to register
Thursday 11 February

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Basic security for your place of worship

Community Security Trust (CST)

An introduction to security for places of worship and faith communities.
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Sunday 14 February

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
Not quite a nice Jewish boy:
Jacob Harris, triple murderer,
Sussex: 1734
Tony Kushner
Professor in the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, and History Department, University of Southampton
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Whilst not denying the deep-rooted nature of antisemitism in culture and in violent manifestations, this talk will also reference what might be called the ‘tough Jew’ tendency in the world outside the law and where integration in the criminal underworld was perhaps the norm.
Click here to register
Wednesday 17 February

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Online security

Community Security Trust (CST)

How to protect yourself and your community from online threats
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Sunday 21 February

7pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
A Very American Comedy Night
Celebrate Purim 2021 with a night full of laughs! Join Chicago’s Jewish comedians Jeremy Drazner, Katharine Herskovic, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, and Joe Medoff as they poke fun at Jewish life in contemporary America and their take on Scotland. Please note this event is suitable for adult audiences (15+).
Click here to register
Tuesday 23 February

7pm

Zoom
enquiries@
safe.cst.org.uk
Organising security for your place of worship

Community Security Trust (CST)

Security and risk management, and how to develop a security plan
CST webinar of interest to any member of a community that feels vulnerable to violent extremism and hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible.
Click here to register
Sunday 21 March

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
House of Glass:
The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family
Hadley Freeman
Columnist and features writer for The Guardian
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
When Hadley Freeman found a shoebox filled with her French grandmother's treasured belongings, it started a decade-long quest to find out their haunting significance and to dig deep into the extraordinary lives of her grandmother, Sala, and Sala’s three siblings, Henri, Jacques and Alex Glass.
Click here to register
Sunday 25 April

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
A Life in Law
Lord John Dyson QC
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Lord Dyson will talk about his European/Jewish roots, his childhood in the Jewish community of Leeds in the 1950s and his career at the Bar and on the Bench culminating in his being appointed a Justice of the UK Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls.
Click here to register
Sunday 16 May

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
André Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just: Can there be Beauty in Barbarity?
Naomi Gryn
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Based on the Kabbalistic tradition that in every generation 36 righteous people save the world from destruction, The Last of the Just is a magical realist interpretation of Schwarz-Bart’s wartime experiences, and an act of mourning for the senseless slaughter of Europe’s Jews, including his own parents and brothers, deported to Auschwitz when he was 13 years old.
Click here to register
Sunday 30 May

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means: The Life and Work of Abram Games
Naomi Games
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Abram Games (1914-96) was one of the 20th century’s most innovative and important graphic designers; producing some of Britain’s most enduring images, which are a now a fascinating record of social history. Since the death of her father in 1996, Naomi Games has organised numerous exhibitions on various aspects of his work and of his contemporaries.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com to register
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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