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The Jewish Future in Scotland: Engaging with the Scottish Government

Posted by Admin on November 4, 2008

The Glasgow Jewish Educational Forum last week facilitated a meeting between officials from the Scottish Government and Antony Lerman, Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). JPR aims to advance the fortunes of Jewish communities across Europe by developing ideas for an inclusive Europe where difference is cherished and common values prevail. The discussions covered a wide variety of subjects including antisemitism, Holocaust education, the impact of global events on the Scottish Jewish community and the interaction between European Governments and Jewish communities throughout Europe.

Since the First Minister addressed a public meeting of the Jewish community in April 2008, the Scottish Government have been aware that GJEF has been organising an educational programme for the Glasgow Jewish community over the past 20 months that has brought about discussion and debate. Some of Britain’s leading Jewish academics and thinkers have been brought to Scotland by GJEF. It was agreed that GJEF will, when appropriate, help to facilitate further meetings and consultations with the Scottish Government as part of a wide-ranging advisory process.

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