Skip to main content

165th anniversary of Jewish Care Scotland

EDM (Early Day Motion) 799: tabled on 23 May 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Jewish Care Scotland as they celebrate their 165th anniversary; notes that Jewish Care Scotland dates back to 1858, when it was mentioned in the earliest written record of the Glasgow Hebrew Philanthropic society, with the organisation requesting the use of a room at a Glasgow synagogue to dispense charity to Glasgow’s Jewish population; understands that Jewish Care Scotland is Scotland’s only exclusively Jewish care charity and thus uniquely able to provide culturally sensitive services including a Kosher foodbank, detailed care, a well-being hub and social support visits; further notes that the organisation is marking 165 years of existence with 165-for-165, asking 165 supporters to raise £165 throughout the year, and that this effort is accompanied by a booklet containing 65 unique fundraising ideas; applauds the efforts of everyone involved with Jewish Care Scotland and notes the significant input of over 22,000 hours from dedicated volunteers; appreciates Jewish Care Scotland’s vision is to create a strong community with Jewish values at its heart, empowering individuals to take control of their own lives, providing excellent responsive person centred advice and support, and maximising opportunities for connection; and wishes everyone involved with Jewish Care Scotland all the very best for the future.