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

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Feb 2018
Following increasing numbers of contacts with the Church of Scotland, SCoJeC very much welcomes the recent improved relations after the tensions of recent years. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2018
Inverness and Irvine mark Holocaust Memorial Day for the first time with input from SCoJeC. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2018
SCoJeC welcomes the Scottish Israeli Cultural Association (SICA), which has held its inaugural event, a "Burns Night with an Israeli Twist". Click here to read a report.
סקוג׳ק (SCoJeC) מברך את האגודה לתרבות ישראלית בסקוטלנד אשר קיימה את האירוע הראשון שלה: ״ערב ברנס עם טויסט ישראלי״. לחץ כאן לקריאת דו"ח.
Jan 2018
SCoJeC has supported a protest to Amnesty International UK by the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) at their unjustified and discriminatory cancellation of a JLC debate. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2017
SCoJeC celebrated the last night of Chanukah in Stirling with candles, traditional food, the Chanukah story, and craft activities. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2017
SCoJeC celebrated the first night of Chanukah in Dumfries with a public candle-lighting, the story of Chanukah, food, and country dancing. Click here to read a report.
Dec 2017
The Chief Rabbi met the First Minister and leaders of other political parties with SCoJeC before lighting Chanukah candles in the Scottish Parliament. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2017
Greenock was the venue for the final event in SCoJeC's programme Exploring Scotland's Small Jewish Communities, to mark the bicentenary of the Jewish community of Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2017
SCoJeC joined with Al Masaar, a Muslim organisation in Falkirk, to put on a unique event for Scottish Interfaith Week: Hand in hand: Paper-cutting from Jewish and Muslim traditions. Click here to read a report.
Nov 2017
SCoJeC arranged for Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, to visit Giffnock Synagogue, where he also discussed a range of matters of concern to the Community. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2017
The final event of SCoJeC's popular Klezmer programme was a moving exploration in words and music of the rescue of Danish Jews from the Nazis. Click here to read a report.
Oct 2017
SCoJeC is delighted that the Aberdeen community has reached its initial target to enable them to begin work to repair flood damage to their historic building. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2017
Click here to read the Rosh HaShanah message from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. 
Sep 2017
SCoJeC's celebration of the bicentenary of Scotland's Jewish Community continued with talks by Prof Nathan Abrams on the history of the small communities in Aberdeen, Dundee, and Inverness. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2017
SCoJeC was delighted to facilitate two events for young people to learn about – and try their hands at – Jewish traditions in paper-cutting. Click here to read a report.
Sep 2017
Urgent Appeal: Save Aberdeen Synagogue & Community Centre. Click here to read the appeal.
Sep 2017
SCoJeC's latest tour to celebrate the bicentenary of Jewish Communities in Scotland was "Crossing the Border: A Jewish musical journey in Scotland", an outstandingly successful series of klezmer concerts in Arran, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Click here to read a report.
Aug 2017
SCoJeC arranged a visit to Whittingehame House, the historic family home of Lord Arthur James Balfour and was shown round the estate by his great-nephew. Click here to read a report.
Aug 2017
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski was interviewed on BBC Scotland about the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill. Click here to listen to the interview.
Aug 2017
SCoJeC held a productive and wide-ranging meeting with the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. Click here to read a report.
Aug 2017
SCoJeC's trainee Volunteer Ambassadors enjoyed a celebratory lunch to mark the conclusion of the first part of their training. Click here to read a report.
July 2017
SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski discussed antisemitism with Westminster SNP leaders in the House of Commons. Click here to read a report.
Jul 2017
SCoJeC's funding from the Scottish Government has been renewed for the the ninth successive year for our project entitled "Empowering, Engaging, and Connecting Diverse Communities". Click here to read a report.
Jun 2017
SCoJeC organised a series of history talks by genealogist Michael Tobias in Dunfermline, Falkirk, and Ayr as part of the bicentenary of the Scottish Jewish Community, and Refugee Festival Scotland. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2017
SCoJeC's AGM was addressed by Deputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwynne, and went on to review the incredible amount we achieve with very little resources. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2017
According to Scottish Government and Crown Office statistics for religiously aggravated hate crime in Scotland 2016–17, there has been a significant increase overall in charges with a religious element, following on a small increase the previous year. Click here to read a report.
June 2017
SCoJeC Chair Micheline Brannan, accompanied by the President of the Board of Deputies, held a useful meeting with the new Church of Scotland Principal Clerk. Click here to read a report.
Jun 2017
SCoJeC has issued a statement following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. Click here to read the statement.
May 2017
Around 200 people of all ages from all around Scotland converged on Callendar Wood to celebrate the Jewish festival of LaG b’Omer. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2017
SCoJeC protest attempt to exclude us from a meeting in the Parliament. Click here to read a report.
Apr 2017
SCoJeC has issued a statement in response to the publication of Embracing Peace and Working For Justice, a report to the forthcoming Church of Scotland General Assembly. Click here to read the statement.
Mar 2017
SCoJeC has issued a statement following the terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament. Click here to read the statement.
Mar 2017
SCoJeC brought Purim parties to venues from the north to the south of Scotland – and thereby fulfilled the description in the Book of Esther: “the scattered Jews, who live in remote towns, observe the 14th day of Adar as a day for happiness and partying”! Click here to read a report.
Mar 2017
Click here for our new resource marking the bicentenary of the Scottish Jewish Community: a visual representation of The Jewish Experience in Scotland, illustrating the history of the Community.
Feb 2017
SCoJeC has been awarded funding to deliver a new course for volunteers who want to help school pupils, youth groups, and social clubs to learn about Judaism and the Scottish Jewish community. Click here to read a report.
Jan 2017
Click here to listen to a BBC Scotland interview for Holocaust Memorial Day with SCoJeC Director Ephraim Borowski, Saskia Tepe, and Prof Henry Maitles
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