Refugee Week Scotland 2024

by | May 16, 2024 | Event

Join us for one of our Refugee Week Scotland Events!

On Sunday 16th June at 2pm, come to Garnethill Synagogue where you can learn about Scotland’s Jewish history in this family-friendly event. Take part in our 3 x 30 minute sessions where you can create comic strips about your ‘Origin Story’ with Gathering the Voices, learn about the archives and Scotland’s refugee history with the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, and try making your own Challah bread!

This event is run in partnership with the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, Gathering the Voices, the Scottish Jewish Youth Alliance and the Garnethill Synagogue Congregation, with funding support from BEMIS.

Booking is required for this event as places are limited.

On Tuesday June 18th at 2pm we will have our Garnethill Refugee Walking Tour. Learn about some of the places around the Garnethill area which are connected with Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe – from the flats in which refugee artists lived, to the hostels where children from the Kindertransport stayed. You will learn about some of the people who came to Scotland and made their home here, and about the meeting places that were vital in supporting refugees in building new lives in Scotland.

The walk will take approximately an hour and a quarter (it is hilly in places), and at the end of the walk there will be an opportunity to view the exhibition ‘Scotland a Sanctuary’ at the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre in Garnethill Synagogue.

Booking is required for this event as places are limited.

Both of these events will take place at or near the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre which is located at Garnethill Synagogue. We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

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