Scottish Council of Jewish Communites
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

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

Book a Speaker:

Talks and Activities about Judaism
for Schools and Community Groups

 
Does your school, learning community, group or organisation want to find out more about other faiths, cultures, and religions? Are you seeking to involve members of all faiths in your interfaith activity?
We offer sessions for all age groups on a variety of Jewish topics and can also provide trained and experienced representatives to attend interfaith events. Click here to book a speaker.

One of SCoJeC’s objectives is to promote understanding of Jewish life and belief, and foster a sense of safety and inclusivity across Scotland for Jews and non-Jews alike.

We have developed an educational project, training Jewish volunteers to deliver educational talks and activities about Judaism and the Jewish community to schools and other groups and to represent the Jewish community at interfaith events. This project supports the Curriculum for Excellence across a range of curricular areas, and can be adapted to the requirements of individual schools and other settings.

We offer interactive sessions on a variety of Jewish topics tailored to different age groups, and we can also provide trained and experienced representatives to attend interfaith events. The four major areas we cover are:  

1. Shabbat and the Jewish Festivals

2. Jewish Life Cycle

3. Synagogues

4. Kosher food and other aspects of daily life

Each of these can focus on a single topic – a seasonal festival or a particular observance – or an overview of the theme, such as the Jewish calendar.

All our sessions are fun, active, appropriate to the age of the group, and offer the chance to ask questions, experience something of Jewish life, and to interact with Jewish people. Judaism does not seek converts, and our aim is only to give a fair and honest representation of Judaism in Scotland today, and to encourage discussion and reflection.

Our sessions represent all branches of Judaism in Scotland, and we talk about the diversity of belief and practice within the Community, reflecting our belief that dialogue and mutual respect are the most effective way of enabling pupils to learn about Judaism and the Scottish Jewish Community.

If you would like one of our trained volunteer ambassadors to visit your school or group to deliver an activity about an aspect of Judaism, or if you would like more information about the services we provide, please click here to complete the booking form, or or contact our volunteer co-ordinator:
education@scojec.org / 07724 549817
If one of our volunteers has recently visited your school or group, please
click here to complete our evaluation form

 

   
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