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Job Opportunity: Education Officer (part time)
closing date for applications: 30 November 2022
Date & Time
Venue or Medium
Sunday 20 November


East Renfrewshire
Giffnock Synagogue
5 half siblings from 4 different mothers –
a DNA success story
Michael Tobias
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
During the Covid-19 pandemic a woman requested help from genealogical expert Michael to identify her newly discovered (via DNA) Jewish birthfather. She could not have imagined the story about to unfold, that involved research in 7 countries. In 3 short weeks, Michael followed the DNA trail and built family trees for each of 8 significant DNA hits on 3 different websites. He was able to identify the woman’s ties to 5 half-siblings, all of whom share the same father but with 4 different mothers.

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Sunday 20 November


Whither Israel? Analysing the Elections of 1 November 2022
David Horowitz
(author, editor, & publisher)
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
On 1 November, Israel is heading back to the polls for the fifth time since 2019. David Horovitz will unpack the results of the 1 November elections and analyse their implications for the future.

Contact the Lit to register

Sunday 4 December


Rabbi Jonathan Romain
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
More details will be available shortly

Contact the Lit to register

Saturday 17 December


Community Centre, Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
Pre-Chanukah Dinner
Beginning with a drinks reception, followed by a three course meal, rounding off with music from the very talented Phil Alexander accompanied by Greg Lawson on the fiddle – an evening of delicious food, great musical entertainment, and congenial company!
Contact the Community Centre to book
Watch on-demand until September 2023
BBC iPlayer
Being Jewish in Scotland
Scotland’s Jewish community dates back as far as the 1700s. Small in number until the late 1800s, it grew to around 20,000 during the 1930s and 1940s, with the last phase of immigration driven by the flight before and during World War Two. Then, as now, there are Jewish people living in every local authority of the country. The population remains vibrant but has shrunk to around 6,000. This programme tells their story through a series of intimate, contemporary portraits.

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Volunteering and Job Opportunities
Volunteer or Job Opportunity
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Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

Freelance Assistant Learning Officer (part time)

The Assistant Learning Officer will support the growth and delivery of the Centre's expanding School Visit Service.
Education Officer (part time)
The Education Officer will be responsible for developing SCoJeC's education programme and supporting our aim of representing, connecting, and supporting Jewish communities.
Highlands and Islands Co-ordinator
Responsibilities include:
* Maintaining contact with Jewish people living beyond the central belt to ensure inclusion,
* Answering queries about Jewish facilities in Scotland,
* Helping tp to plan small-scale get-togethers for holiday celebrations,
* Planning school visits to deliver talks on aspects of Judaism and the Jewish Community.
Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
School Visit Service: Volunteer Facilitators
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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