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

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: 02/08/2020

What's On

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


Please check with the organiser for any changes of time or venue before setting out!

For information about additional activities and events, see the "Online Communal Activities" section of the "Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Support" area of the website.

Date & Time
Venue or Medium
Sunday 2 August

10am to 10pm

020 3115 1620

Limmud Together UK Summer

Presenters, sessions, and discussions, covering everything from social justice to sport, from Torah to technology, and from politics to the pandemic.

Click here for full details

Sunday 9 August


The 29th Yiddish Open Mic Café
In partnership with SCoJeC
Come along as part of the audience, or to perform poetry, stories, jokes, theatre, songs, sketches, or anything else (up to 6 minutes long). The text of your presentation (written in Yiddish letters or transliterated), if possible with an English translation, should be sent in by Thursday 6th August.


but donations welcome to support the work of the
International Rescue Committee

Click here to register

Sunday 9 August


Mark Mann
celebrity & advertising photographer
Mark Mann: celebrity and advertising photographer was born in Glasgow, studied in Manchester then started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City. He has many celebrity clients, and his work has appeared in many magazines.
Presented by The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre in partnership with SCoJeC.

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Wednesday 12 August


The Unlikely Warrior:
Jewish Attitudes to Armed Conflict and Those that Go to War from Torah Times to the Current Day

Rabbi Reuben Livingstone CF LLM

Ambivalence and even antagonism to war and armed conflict appear to be the norm in many rabbinic sources from the Talmud to later authorities. Yet the Torah and Tanach are full of wars – as is Jewish historical experience. We will discuss the explanation of this paradox and seek to peel back the layers and identify the authentic Jewish view in this area.
Presented by Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre

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Thursday 3 September


Scotland’s Jewish Coffee get-together: “Being Scottish and Jewish
outwith the Central Belt!”
We asked participants at the first Scotland’s Jewish Coffee Morning in June what themes you wanted for future such events and when you wanted to hold them. This event will focus on the experience of being Jewish outwith the Central belt, and topics for future events will include Jews and Racism, Jews and the Climate Emergency, Jewish crafts, and Israelis in Scotland.
Presented by SCoJeC in partnership with Jewish communities around Scotland
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Dates and times tbc
After our very successful virtual Klezmer and Yiddish Song concert with Michael Alpert, Craig Judelman, and Sasha Lurje, which was 'attended' by more than 630 people and can still be watched here, we are working on plans for concerts and cultural events. Watch this space!


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

Volunteering and Job Opportunities
Volunteer or Job Opportunity
Apply by
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Adviser on Combating Anti-Semitism
Queen's Park Charitable Trust
Light weeding and tidying of the cemetery. Social distancing precautions will be in place
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Wide range of volunteer opportunities


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