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: 21/05/2020

Community Information
General Information about Coronavirus
Food and Welfare Services
Online Communal Activities

Chat & Support

Arts & Culture

Education

Judaism

Other
 
If you would like us to list any information or online activities on these pages,
please email us at scojec@scojec.org
 
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre Lockdown Project
During this time of lockdown, can you help the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre build up its knowledge base and collections? SJAC are asking if you can write something on one of three themes: "Your Jewish family’s immigration story", "Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary School's memories", and "Lockdown experiences".
Click here for more information about the project, and details of how to participate.
 
one-off
events & activities

 

weekly
events & activities

 

on-demand
events & activities

 

 
Date & Time
Medium
Contact
Event
Thursday 4 June

10am-12pm

Zoom
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
Edward Green
"My life in art"
including experiences as a board member of the Scottish National Galleries
Click here to register
Sunday 7 June

3-5pm

Zoom
yiddishcafe@
gmail.com
Yiddish Open Mic
Yiddish Open Mic (London)
in partnership with SCoJeC
Please send contributions – poetry, stories, jokes, quizzes, theatre, songs, sketches etc – to yiddishcafe@gmail.com 
Registration details will be available shortly
Thursday 11 June

10am-12pm

Zoom
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
Judah Passow
Photographer Judah Passow will talk about  his Scots Jews exhibition which toured internationally in 2014-15.
Click here to register
Dates and times tbc
 
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Klezmer
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!
Weekly Events and Activities
Tuesdays
5pm
Zoom
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Zoom Practice Session
Zoom is an online conferencing facility that is being used by many organisations to provide virtual meeting places for many of the activities listed below. SCoJeC's Projects and Outreach Manager, Fiona Frank, will be running four half hour Zoom practice sessions for people who would like help in getting to grips with the technology.
Click here for details
of how to participate
Thursdays

10am-12pm

Zoom
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Virtual Art Club
A chance to share thoughts about our favourite art and artists, with special guest presentations.

Click here to register

On-demand Events and Activities
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
The 'Cultural Connections' Festival of Jewish Art, summer 2014
 Dianne Gardner
Curator, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr
Presentation given to the
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
The 1951 Glasgow Festival of
Jewish Art
Dr Mia Spiro
University of Glasgow
Presentation given to the
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Art, Identity, Migration
Sarah MacDougall
Head of Collections and
Ben Uri Research Unit
and
Rachel Dickson
Head of Curatorial Services,
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
Presentation given to the
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
The Life of Hilda Goldwag
(1912–2008)
Deborah Haase
Curator, Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Presentation given to the
SCoJeC Virtual Jewish Art Club
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
75 Years of Dee Street:
The history of the
Aberdeen Jewish Community 
Nathan Abrams
Professor, Bangor University, and
author of Caledonian Jews: A Study of Seven Small Communities in Scotland
On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
From Glasgow to Galilee
and Beyond
Novelist J David Simons
in conversation with Fiona Frank

about his life and work,
with particular emphasis on his novels based around the Jewish community in Scotland

On-demand
SCoJeC website
Fiona
fiona@scojec.org
Growing up Jewish in Shetland
Ethel Hofman
author of Mackerel at Midnight, speaks about growing up Jewish on a small Scottish island.

 

   
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