What’s beng Jewish in Scotland got to do with YOU?

Posted on 20/11/2013 by


Scottish Council of Jewish Communities Interfaith Week Event 


What’s Being Jewish in Scotland got to do with YOU?!

SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, is running an event in Edinburgh as part of Interfaith Week. The event will start with a kosher lunch and introductions around the table, followed by a talk about the recent Scottish Government-funded inquiry on ‘Being Jewish in Scotland’.

This qualitative inquiry involved conversations with around 300 Jewish people all over Scotland about the experience of being Jewish in this country; what’s good about it, what’s not so good, what’s changed, whether they felt they had ever been treated differently because of being Jewish, and whether they had any recommendations or requests for the Scottish Government or other authorities which would improve their lives.

The presentation will be followed by an open conversation and discussion about the experiences of being a minority – or a majority – in Scotland.  Everyone – Jewish and non-Jewish – is welcome to join in, and a kosher lunch will be served.  In the spirit of Interfaith Week, we want to share the questions we asked of Scotland’s Jews with people of different minorities and with different beliefs, to see how these questions resonate with other groups.

The event will take place at 

University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy, Potterow, 52 Bistro Square

on   Tuesday 26 November   at 1 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. 

All are welcome.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Fiona Frank

email Fiona@scojec.org, tel 07779 206522.

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

222 Fenwick Road, Glasgow G46 6UE

tel: 07779 206522


Scottish Council of Jewish Communties