CHANUKAH SAMEACH! 10th December 2020
I was at a wonderful Chanukah event online this evening, organised by Scottish Council of Jewish Communities - SCoJeC and community partners.
Sydney and Ruby who organised things took us on a heartwarming virtual tour round Scotland, staring in East Renfrewshire (of course!) and visiting Synagogues and congregations for the lighting of Chanukah candles all over the country.
The music and singing was first class - especially the two songs by the talented children from Calderwood Lodge whose singing was beautiful.
It was great to hear more about the Scottish Jewish Archive, and I was delighted to hear a warm and comforting speech at the beginning from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP and later from Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell MSP.
At a challenging time, when celebrations could be difficult, the organisers did so well to make this happen in such a positive and inclusive way. Chanukah Sameach!