Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
Dear EHC member,
It appears that we are progressing forward and many have received their second vaccination shots which is encouraging. But many including the majority of our younger members within the community have not even had their first and it remains imperative that we continue to follow the guidelines set for us for their and our own benefit.
This week our Services, Virtual Services and Sessions are as follows:
- Today there will be a Parshah Shiur held on ZOOM at 5.00pm.
- The Pre-Shabbat ZOOM Friday night service will be at 45pm.
Shabbat comes in at 8.20pm.
- On Shabbat, there will be a service held in the synagogue starting at 10.00am.
Please make every effort to be on time so that the service can start punctually
Havdalah is at the 9.37pm.
- On Sunday, there will be a service in the Beit Hamidrash starting at 9.00am.
Please make every effort to be on time so that the service can start punctually
- On Mondays, there is a ZOOM Tanach Shiur at 4.00pm organised by Eli Atad.
- There will be a Shiur on Kuzari held Tuesday at 5.15pm on ZOOM
Our “Get-Together” Notices:
Our next Get-Together on ZOOM will be on Sunday the 25th April at 4.00pm
where we will be pleased to welcome Jess Abrams
Jess will be talking on “The power of music in our lives”.
What does it mean to use music as a means for emotional and physical wellbeing? She will offer some examples of her own practice and discuss social and artistic outcomes; also offering some links to the impact of music on those suffering from Parkinsons or who have had a stroke.
Jess Abrams is a music practitioner and educator at the Edinburgh College working primarily with young people who are considered at risk.
The Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre LIVE present this evening at 7.00 – 8.30pm:
The First Ever Scottish Parliament Political Hustings for
the East of Scotland Jewish Community
Chaired by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Ruth Wishart and featuring:
- Chas Booth (Scottish Green Party)
- Miles Briggs MSP (Scottish Conservative Party)
- Daniel Johnson MSP (Scottish Labour Party)
- Angus Robertson (Scottish National Party)
- Bruce Wilson (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
Next Sunday, The Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society, [The Lit] present Lord (John) Dyson, a former Supreme Court Judge and Master of the Rolls, A Life in the Law, 8.00pm by ZOOM
The Abraham Society Presentations are given bi-weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 11.15am prompt and now enjoy audience numbers over 600! Their objective to offer all ages of the Jewish community a twice weekly meeting by ZOOM totally free – each presentation features an expert speaker followed by questions with audience numbers.
Next Tuesday, Harif.org present at 7.30pm: THE FOUR JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF INDIA
The four key Jewish communities in India were a minuscule proportion of the subcontinent’s population, but their involvement in the development of India, the contribution they made to Indian Society, and the legacy they left in several unexpected spheres is impressive. Harif welcome back Dr Maisie Meyer, herself born in India of Baghdadi parents, for another fascinating presentation.
Harif.org additionally have a number of past talks which can be found on their website and can be watched at your leisure.
We also recommend that you tune into a most enjoyable 90 minutes each Wednesday with Oyvay Video broadcast by Clive Aronson from Glasgow.
Clive broadcasts from 11.00am to 12.30pm; tune in with our friends from Glasgow and further afield, details are as follows: https://zoom.us/j/7443980929 Password: esther86
This Sunday, at 7.00pm on ZOOM, please join SCoJeC for:
And the following night at 8.00pm, SCoJeC In Partnership with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council invite you to meet the new Israel Ambassador HE Tzipi Hotovely.
You are invited to join an online group for Jewish people in Scotland interested in textiles, crafts, and Judaica. This is primarily a social group for sharing ideas, techniques, and skills and potentially a forum for developing fundraising ideas for local Jewish and Scottish Charities. Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (this month this coming Wednesday) at 7.30pm on Zoom.
And for all events out-with the Jewish Community in Scotland including ZOOM events, please see https://www.list.co.uk/about/sunday-times-scotland/
UK Jewish Film continues with its exciting programme including their new award-winning drama ‘Scaffolding” is now available on demand: https://ukjewishfilm.org
I would also remind our members of the Ben Uri Gallery showcasing Jewish Art. They are indeed the first full scale Virtual Museum and Research Centre and are to be seen online 24/7 and free. Please see: benuri.org
The Jewish Music Institute present an online programme of concerts, lectures and documentaries celebrating Jewish creativity and talent. For all, visit www.jmi.org.uk.
The Edinburgh Star
Board of Deputies of British Jews
As your representative to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, I have asked the Honorary Secretary to be so kind to send out the regular bulletin sent each week by the Board of Deputies to all our members. I hope and feel confident you will find it of ongoing interest.
Scottish Government Notices:
For further details on the Virus, please see: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
or check for the latest in the government updates and guidelines on https://www.scojec.org/news/2020/coronavirus/community.html
For Communal Welfare:
Jewish Care Scotland have increased their level of support during this crisis and offer a wealth of services. They are also providing grants for those in need.
Emergency hardship funding is still available from the Jewish Leadership Council. -https://theworkavenue.org.uk/covid19/.
JAMI, the Mental Health Service for the Jewish community nationwide is offering free mental health support. This is where you can have text-based counselling, online peer support, learn of self-help tools and access to a confidential online journal. Please see qwell.io/jami for more details. You can telephone and request a call-back.
“Raphael" raphaeljewishcounselling.org is a Jewish counselling service. They are a network for anyone looking for emotional support within the Jewish Community.
The Welfare Group still advise that home deliveries are still most advisable and we would encourage you to use this service for as much as possible for what you need. Susie Kelpie has recommended these firms for home deliveries of fresh produce:
0131 319 1048
0131 551 3636
Morrisons Supermarket provide an excellent next-day doorstep delivery for even one item as a service for elderly and vulnerable customers. Please ring 0345 611 6111 ext.5 where you can speak with a representative who will take your order.
The next delivery from Mark’s Deli will be this Thursday 6th May in the early afternoon. Please place your orders by contacting them directly for groceries and ready prepared meals. Please also note Richie will now deliver to your car when you are collecting from Salisbury Road and you are requested to telephone him upon arrival.
Chaim and Sora Jacobs offer an expanded menu of ready prepared meals from Glasgow for delivery to Edinburgh. A full listing of their menu is to be found on their website or by calling their number.
I attach a list of numbers and contacts:
Richie (Caretaker) 0131 667 3144
Jewish Care Scotland 0141 620 1800 http://www.jcarescot.org.uk
Mark’s Deli 0141 638 8947 https://www.marksdeli.co.uk/deli.html
Sora’s Café 0141 638 6116 http://www.lubofscot.co.uk/lchaims/lunches.htm
I am looking out of the window at the moment to see much welcomed brighter weather. But we are still aware that there may be members who are still feeling the onerous hardships of the past year and lockdown. The Welfare Group remind all our members that we are there for them and that you are not alone. Please call upon us at any time should you wish.
The Welfare Group of Peter Bennett, John Danzig, Susie Kelpie, Carol Levstein, Harriet Lyall, Hilary Rifkind, Rabbi Rose, Jackie Taylor and myself send our best wishes for the week ahead.
Edward Green Welfare Convenor