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


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

last updated: 13/6/2021

What's On

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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.

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

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

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Date & Time
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Thursday 17 June


The Sounds of Displacement: Yiddish songs in the aftermath of the Holocaust

Phil Alexander and Sasha Lurje

Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre
Phil will take us through some of the many ways that music was a part of post-Shoah displaced refugee life. We will listen to archive materials, discover more about the ensembles and anthologies that were created out of DP camp life, and explore the importance of music under these difficult circumstances. We will see how music fulfilled many roles: documenting daily life, a vehicle for remembering atrocities and persecution, an essential way of raising spirits, and a glimpse of possible futures elsewhere. The talk will also feature live performances of some of these remarkable songs from Sasha Lurje, one of the finest contemporary interpreters of Yiddish song.
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Thursday 24 June


The Good, the Bad, and the Salty:
du bist vas du est

Jane Tobias

Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre
In this talk, Jane will look at some of her favourite traditional Ashkenazi foods and ask the question- how healthy are these foods? And how bad can they be? After all, our ancestors ate these foods regularly and did not seem to have the kinds of ailments we see today. Jane will take a light-hearted view of the foods and cooking methods, looking at some old stories and new traditions, and explain her 80/20 vision for healthy eating.
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Sunday 20 June



0141 638 6411


Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.
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Sunday 20 June



0141 638 6411

What's Happening to the Uyghurs?

Rahima Mahmut and Michael Polak

SCoJeC and Yet Again

This pertinent conversation will hear human rights activist and Uyghur singer, Rahima Mahmut, speak passionately on the subject, along with input from barrister in human rights, criminal, and international law, Michael Polak. The discussion will be chaired by Olivia Marks-WoldmanOBE.
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Sunday 20 June



Concealed Histories:
Nazi looting and the Gilbert Collection

Dr Jacques Schuhmacher

London School of Jewish Studies

V&A Provenance Curator Dr Jacques Schuhmacher uncovers the story of Nazi looting in the Gilbert Collection. As the children of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Rosaline and Arthur Gilbert were actuly aware of Nazi crimes. But, like so many other collectors of the time, they did not ask in-depth questions about the provenance – or history of ownership – of the masterpieces they added to their world class collections. Did they unwittingly acquire objects the Nazis had confiscated or extorted from their Jewish victims?
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Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Wide range of volunteer opportunities
Queen's Park Charitable Trust
Light weeding and tidying of the cemetery. Social distancing precautions will be in place


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