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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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Tichleh shanah ve’kileloteha; Tachel shanah u’virchoteha!
May the old year go and take its plagues with it;
may the new year begin and bring only blessings!

last updated: 22/11/2020

What's On

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

 
Events

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
Contact
Event
Wednesday 25 November
7.30pm
Zoom
edinburghjcc
@gmail.com
Everything you have always wanted to know about Kabbalah but were afraid to ask
Bill Shackman
Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre
Bill Shackman has over twenty years of experience in Jewish education. His graduate work in Jewish Studies focused on the Zohar and medieval kabbalah. This interactive session will make use of texts and diagrams to introduce and explore the basic principles of kabbalah.
Click here to register
Sunday 29 November

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
Comedy of Errors:
Why Evolution Made Us Laugh
Jonathan Silvertown
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Laughter is involuntary and infectious. It is found in all cultures and when heard it is recognisable across boundaries of language. These characteristics strongly suggest that laughter is hard-wired into the human psyche, which immediately conjures the favourite question of every evolutionary biologist: what good is it? Answering that question throws new light on the subject of humour generally and Jewish humour in particular.
Click here to register
Wednesday 2 December

8pm

Zoom
 
Beyond Chulent:
Cultural Cooking from Across the Jewish World
UJIA
with
Giffnock and Newton Mearns Synagogues
Cookery class to demonstrate the very best of Israeli fusion cooking, sharing the presenter's Morrocan, Iraqi and Romanian heritage.
Click here to register
Sunday 6 December

2pm

Zoom
office@glasgowjewish
repcouncil.org
In Conversation with
the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
The Rep Council is delighted to present the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the Labour Party, in conversation with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council.
There will be an opportunity for attendees to submit questions in advance, which we will endeavour to have answered at the event.
Please note that it is necessary to
register in advance for this event
Click here to register
Sunday 6 December

8pm

Zoom
info@sjac.org.uk
The Woman in Gold
E Randol Schoenberg
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
E. Randol Schoenberg is an award-winning American lawyer, notably having represented Maria Altmann in “Republic of Austria v. Altmann,” resulting in the successful return of five Gustav Klimt paintings as depicted in the film Woman in Gold. He is also an expert genealogy researcher. He works as a volunteer curator of Geni.com, where he focuses on the family trees of Holocaust Survivors and their families and is a Director of JewishGen. 
Click here to register
Wednesday 9 December

7pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
Latke and Sufganiyot Baking
Barb Taub
SCoJeC
Learn how to cook latkes and sufganiyot (doughnuts) just in time for Chanukah! Get the cooking items in advance to make sure you can cook along, or simply take notes and cook these delicious dishes in your own time.
Click here to register
Sunday 13 December

2pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
Chanukah Party
SCoJeC in partnership with the
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Join the party this Chanukah by taking part in our virtual quiz on Jewish themes! Register to be placed on a team and see if you can win with a mix of themes including: Biblical knowledge, Jews in Film, Scottish Jewish History, and Yiddish slang. Team up with friends new and old to determine your answers. The winning team will decide which charity the pot of entrance fees goes to.
Click here to register
Sunday 20 December

7pm

Zoom
events@scojec.org
Scottish Jewish Climate Network:
Love Food, Hate Waste
SCoJeC
In our third Scottish Jewish Climate Network event, we will learn to empower ourselves to reduce our environmental impact, tackle climate change, and contribute to a greener Scotland by reducing our food waste at home. Learn how to save money through menu planning, shopping smartly, and using reusing leftovers.
Click here to register
Sunday 10 January

8pm

Zoom
ejlsoc@gmail.com
Zur Erinnerung:
Hildegard and Walter Schmidt
James Wolffe QC
Lord Advocate
Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
The economic and cultural significance of Berlin’s German-Jewish elite families in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is well-known. In 1918 a member of one of those families, Hildegard Meyer, married a non-Jewish lawyer, Walter Schmidt. Their grandson, James Wolffe, tells their story – an individual and personal story, but one which illustrates the situation and fate of intermarried couples in Germany under the Nazi regime.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com to register
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?
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com 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.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com 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.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com 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.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com 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
Writer and documentary maker
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.
Contact ejlsoc@gmail.com 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

 

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