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Author Talks: Nathan Abrams, Ethel Hofman and J David Simons

 

 

Author Talks: Nathan Abrams, Ethel Hofman and J David Simons

SCoJeC is delighted to host a series of three Author Talks to help to raise money for the Aberdeen Synagogue Roof Appeal. The events are free but we welcome donations. An anonymous donor has offered to match all donations to the roof repair appeal – so your donation will be doubly appreciated and doubly useful.

This year SCoJeC is supporting Aberdeen Synagogue.  When the builders were doing a minor repair to a chimney in the Synagogue's Dee Street premises they found that the whole roof was full of rot and woodworm, and needed to be replaced at the cost of £45,000. The Aberdeen Community have managed to cover £30,000 of this amount, but in this very difficult time still have to raise £15,000 over the next year. We are very happy to announce a series of three  talks starting on Tuesday 28th April, along with a Klezmer Kabaret later in the year, to help to raise money for this beautiful synagogue - featuring historian Professor Nathan Abrams on the history of the Aberdeen Jewish community,  writer Ethel Hofman, author of 'Mackerel at Midnight: Growing up Jewish in the Shetland Isles', and author J David Simons in conversation with Fiona Frank about his Scottish Jewish book series.  

Aberdeen Synagogue Fundraising Talk series:

Tuesday 28 April: 75 Years of Dee Street – the history of the Aberdeen Jewish Community with Professor Nathan Abrams

Sunday 3rd May: From Glasgow to Galilee and Beyond - J David Simons in conversation with Fiona Frank about his life and work with particular emphasis on his novels based around the Jewish community in Scotland.

Tuesday 5thMay: A Shetland Jewish Childhood: with Ethel Hofman, author of ‘Mackerel at Midnight, growing up Jewish on a small Scottish island

All talks 7.30 p.m. (UK time)

Click on 'BOOK NOW' above to reserve your place; there's a chance to donate after you've reserved your place at each of the talks.  

We're sorry we can't provide our usual kosher buffet of smoked salmon bagels, cream cheese, rugelach etc.... but you don't have to pay travel costs so please give generously!

 

Tuesday 28th April, Sunday 3rd May, Tuesday 5th May, 7 for 7.30 p.m. 

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Thanks to the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust for their support of our event programme. 

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