Eli discovered startling fact

PLANS are well underway for this year's Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut events.

Yom Hashoah takes place on Wednesday, April 15 (7.30pm), in the Giffnock Synagogue banqueting hall.

Guest speaker will be Eli Oren, who will talk about 'Unexpectedly Finding a Brother'.

Eli, the son of Holocaust survivors, will reveal a startling fact he discovered when he started researching his family tree.

Also taking part in the event will be members of the UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club and the 5th Giffnock Guides and Brownies; violinist Professor Lev Atlas; and the Glasgow Jewish Singers.

UJIA youth worker Julie-Rae King has been working with Calderwood Lodge Primary Seven pupils on an art project that will be displayed on the night.

Yom Hazikaron, to commemorate Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, takes place on Tuesday, April 27 (7pm) in Giffnock Synagogue.

There will be a special Israel guest speaker and members of the Israeli community and youth leaders will be taking part.

The Yom Ha'atzmaut community party for Israel's 67th birthday takes place on Thursday, April 29 (7pm) at Maccabi, May Terrace.

There will be music from Yuval Havkin, the Kedma band from London and the Calderwood Lodge choir.

There will be youth activities run by leaders, based on the idea of a trip round Israel.

Youngsters can enjoy arts and crafts, an inflatable human football table and a giant slide.

Food will include falafel and hot dogs and there will be a raffle.

For tickets, email Sue Faber

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