Communal Diary

PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, ALL COMMUNAL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Nov
30
Mon
The Jewish Representative Council and the Board of Deputies Remember the History and Culture of Mizrahi Jews
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

‘Glory, Expulsion, Refuge and Renaissance’

An evening of intergenerational conversation, commemorating the past, celebrating the present, and contemplating the future of Mizrachi Jewry.

Featuring Edwin Shuker, Vice President of the Board of Deputies and an escapee from Iraq, in conversation with Journalist, Joseph Timan, a British born Iraqi Jew. Also featuring acclaimed London-based musician, Yoav Oved, who will inspire, educate and bring us together with traditional Mizrachi melodies from around the world.

We appreciate your support.
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Dec
1
Tue
A Commemoration of the Plight of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries and Iran
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Embassy of Israel, and Harif to honour the annual day of commemoration of the plight of the Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran. Hear from our fascinating panel, featuring Edwin Shuker, Ben Dror Yemini and Rabbi Elie Abadie M.D, with a special welcome from Her Excellency Tzipi Hotovely.

Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcu2tqDotG9S-uoJbAVDUALZRvp6hF95x
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the meeting.

Dec
3
Thu
The JRC, ZCC and Centre for Jewish Studies Present the 2020 Sherman Lecture
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm

The JRC, ZCC and Centre for Jewish Studies proudly present the 2020 Sherman Lecture –
‘Spades and Shovels: Louis Jacobs, Northern Grit and the Reshaping of British Jewry’

Speaker: Dr Miri Freud-Kandel, Fellow & Lecturer in Modern Judaism, Faculty of Theology and Religion,
University of Oxford

Dec
4
Fri
Greater Manchester BAME Covid-19 Mental Health Collaboration Dissemination Event
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

COVID-19 has had, and will continue to have, huge implications for mental health providers and the
individuals they support. Local services have seen a more significant needs; a higher proportion of
people are accessing services for the first time; and there are increased Mental Health presentations.

Alongside this increased demand, most services have had to move to remote provision of services in
response to the various lockdowns, social-distancing and COVID-secure requirements imposed as a
result of the pandemic. This remote provision brings its own challenges, not least in terms of digital
exclusion. As statutory services move to online provision, digital exclusion increasingly means all
exclusion from participation in civil society.

Since July 2020, six BAME voluntary sector mental health providers have been working together with
Greater Manchester mental health commissioners to quickly restore access to services to meet
mental health needs in a culturally competent manner. This includes befriending, mentoring,
counselling, therapy and information sharing for specific communities (African, Caribbean, South
Asian, Chinese, Jewish, Middle Eastern, some refugee communities) who have been
disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19. The digital and blended approaches outlined
have assisted with restoring and adapting services, but staff burnout and continued social distancing
mean this remains a major challenge. Based on our learning and outcomes, some providers have
seen an estimate of over 40% increase in demand across all our services.

This dissemination event, hosted by the six partners, is an opportunity to share
• What activities were undertaken
• How many people have received support?
• What support was provided
• How volunteers were trained to support the delivery
• How multi-agencies worked together via a seamless referral process and more.

Significant evidence of impact could be found in the interim report submitted to the GM Mental Health
Commissioners. Client feedback analysis show presenting and emerging issues which will be shared
together with some conclusions and recommendations.

Please come along and learn more by booking a place via https://gmbamecovid-19mhevent.eventbrite.co.uk
For further information please contact [email protected] or 07853 556591

Dec
6
Sun
The JRC Monthly Council Meeting
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Glasgow JRC Present ‘In Conversation with The Rt Hon Gordon Brown’
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm

We are delighted to invite you to our event on the 6th December at 2PM – The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the Labour Party, in conversation with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council.

If you wish to attend, please register by visiting https://gjrcgordonbrown.eventbrite.co.uk or phone the office on 0141 577 8200.

Attendees can submit questions in advance via Eventbrite, which we will endeavour to have answered at the event.

This event is open to all, free of charge, and we thank the Jewish Leadership Council for their support in the organisation of this event.

Jan
13
Wed
Maccabi Supper Club – British Jews in the First World War – We Were There Too
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

There will be a guest speaker.

Cost includes a three course meal.

Jan
23
Sat
The Fed Quiz
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
28
Thu
The Friendship Circle ‘Let Us Entertain You’ Dinner
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm
Jan
30
Sat
Menorah Synagogue Virtual Choral Extravaganza
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm