Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
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Sep 2014
Click here to read the Rosh HaShanah message from the First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP. 
Sep 2014
For the seventh and last concert of SCoJeC's week-long Jewish Musical Odyssey tour of Scotland, Giffnock Synagogue pulled out all the stops, and around 100 people crowded into the main hall to hear the Adrianne Greenbaum quartet. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
For the sixth of our Jewish Musical Odyssey concerts, which took place in the blazing September sunshine in the courtyard of Rozelle House in Ayr, we were treated to lyrical baroque, emotional Scottish traditional tunes and searing klezmer melodies.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
Artist Jo Powell, who specialises in drawings of musicians, sketched the group at our Edinburgh Jewish Musical Odyssey concert, and later in the evening other local klezmer players joined in, including Simon Carlyle, who just happened to have his tuba with him! Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
The Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, has issued a message of reassurance to the Jewish Community relating to the recent rise in antisemitic incidents in Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
More than 50 people turned out for the Wednesday lunchtime leg of our concert tour in the beautiful, imposing, marbled setting of Aberdeen Art Gallery. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
The weather was fantastic when we took the train from Glasgow to Inverness through Scotland’s wild and beautiful countryside for the third concert in our seven-stop Jewish Musical Odyssey tour.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
SCoJeC is delighted to have sponsored the excellent conference on Scottish Jewish Arts and Life 1914–2014 that took place during the the Cultural Connections exhibition in Ayr.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
The imposing setting for the second stop on our Jewish Musical Odyssey tour of Scotland was Glasgow University Chapel, whose wonderful acoustics make it a superb venue for a musical event.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
Everyone danced, clapped, and had lots of fun on the first stage of our Klezmer, Baroque, and Tartan tour as Adrianne and Michael, a klezmer dance expert, talked us through some klezmer and Scottish dances.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
SCoJeC's latest response to the findings of our Being Jewish in Scotland project, is a klezmer concert tour with the Greenbaum quartet, visiting seven venues from Ayr to Inverness.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
SCoJeC joined up with Enjoy, the youth wing of the Glasgow Council of Synagogues, to organise a second "Family Festival Experience" in Ayr. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
SCoJeC's new project has got off to a flying start after more than 20 people indicated that they would like to get involved in helping the community to respond to requests for talks about Judaism from schools and other groups.  Click here to read a report.
Sep 2014
History was made when sixteen people gathered in Lamlash, Isle of Arran; it was the first time ever that Jewish residents and holiday home owners had held a communal event, and the evening was unique, heartwarming, and convivial.  Click here to read a report.
Aug 2014
Within the last week the First Minister, the Lord Advocate, and the Chief Constable have all asked to meet SCoJeC to discuss the unprecedented number of unambiguously antisemitic incidents in Scotland, and have sought to reassure the Community that hate crime will not be tolerated in Scotland.  Click here to read a report.
Aug 2014
The final event of SCoJeC’s year long Lottery-funded “YaCHaS” project to connect Israelis in Scotland, was an exciting celebration of Israeli Culture and Artists in Edinburgh. Click here to read a report.

הארוע האחרון של סקוג"ק במסגרת פרויקט יח"ס, נערך באדינברו והיה חגיגה נפלאה של תרבות ישראלית ואמנים מישראל. לחץ כאן לקריאת דו"ח.

Aug 2014
In the last week, SCoJeC has received around 25 reports relating to at least 12 separate antisemitic incidents, almost as many as in the whole of 2013.  Click here to read a report.
Jul 2014
Cultural Connections, the Festival of Jewish Arts and Culture at the Maclaurin Gallery in Rozelle Park in Ayr got off to a hugely successful start, with a packed opening event supported by SCoJeC.  Click here to read a report.
Jul 2014
SCoJeC visited Tobermory on Mull for our latest event, an interfaith musical evening comparing the Jewish and Gaelic traditions of psalm-singing. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2014
SCoJeC's AGM concluded another extremely successful year with reports on the enormous amount we have achieved.  Click here to read a report.
Jun 2014
SCoJeC's Scottish Refugee Week event, "Welcome to Write!" was a great success. "Some came to the workshop to share their migration stories, there were some who wanted to overstep their anxieties in writing, there were also people who wanted to figure out how to build characters, stories and discover other peculiar things about writing. It is quite unbelievable but it seems that all these needs were satisfied!"  Click here to read a report.
Jun 2014
The latest statistics on religious hatred published by the Scottish Government show a welcome decrease of 18% in the total number of charges for conduct “derogatory to” all the main faiths.  Click here to read a report
Jun 2014
The Jewish Leadership Council has published an essay about the Scottish Independence Referendum by SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski, and Research and Publications Officer Leah Granat.  Click here to read the essay.
Jun 2014
The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, has congratulated SCoJeC on the 400th issue of MEMO, our weekly bulletin of information of interest to minority communities in Scotland.  Click here to read a report.
Jun 2014
Only 3 weeks after his historic first visit, the Chief Rabbi returned to Edinburgh to address the Scottish Parliament and meet with the First Minister, and leaders of all the political parties and the Church of Scotland.  Click here to read a report.
May 2014
For the first time ever, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was today addressed by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, who was attending the Assembly as the guest of the Lord High Commissioner, His Grace the Earl of Wessex.  Click here to read a report.
May 2014
SCoJeC’s LaG b’Omer extravaganza really lived up to the name! "This was a superb day." said one of the more than 170 people who came along, "Great activities on offer, brilliantly organised – an all-round resounding success!"  Click here to read a report.
Mar 2014
Israelis living in Scotland and their families held their first Purim party in Edinburgh under the banner of SCoJeC's YaCHaS project. “Wow! just like home” said one of the participants, expressing the nostalgia shared by many. Click here to read a report.

ישראלים בסקוטלנד ומשפחותהים חגגו לראשונה את חג פורים באדינבורו מטעם פרויקט יח''ס של סקוג''ק. ''וואו! זה ממש כמו בארץ'' אמר אחד המשתתפים, כשהוא המביטא את תחושת הנוסטלגיה של רבים בחגיגה. לחץ כאן לקריאת דו"ח.

Mar 2014
Ben Carroll, a student at St Andrews University, represented the European Union of Jewish Students at the UN Human Rights Council debate on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Click here to hear his speech.
Mar 2014
SCoJeC's latest “Highland Gathering” in Inverness was the occasion for the launch of the first phase of the SCoJeC CoNNeCT project, the new online Discussion Forum that will bring together Jewish people and those with an interest in Jewish issues throughout Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Mar 2014
The leafy Inverness suburb of Culduthel was the sunny venue for SCoJeC's Highland Region Purim party, with some people travelling for several hours in order to take part. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2014
We are delighted to announce that SCoJeC has been awarded £30,000 by the Volunteer Action Fund to deliver a year-long 'Volunteering Support Cluster' project to recruit, train, and support volunteers in the Jewish community. Click here to read a report.
Feb 2014
SCoJeC has been contributing to the planning of the Scottish Government’s new “Speak Up Against Hate Crime” campaign, which is urging people who suffer or witness crime based on prejudice to report all incidents to the police. Click here to read our statement.
Feb 2014
The Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, was the venue for a large and remarkably diverse gathering at a reception to mark the launch of the photographic exhibition "Identity and Belonging" by award-winning documentary photographer Judah Passow. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2014
Achray Forest, near Aberfoyle, was the venue for SCoJeC's latest activity, which was enjoyed by 23 adults and 10 children from throughout Scotland's central belt. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2014
SCoJeC’s YaCHaS project, which aims to connect Israelis living in Scotland, held a gathering to share memories and songs of the singer Arik Einstein, who died in November. Click here to read a report.

פרויקט יח"ס של סקוג''ק, שמטרתו לחבר ישראלים בסקוטלנד, ערך מפגש כדי לחלוק זיכרונות ושירים של סמל לאומי ישראלי, אריק איינשטיין, אשר מותו בנובמבר. לחץ כאן לקריאת דו"ח.

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