Scottish JSocs' hungry for haggis

By Hayden Krasner, February 4, 2010
Emily Black, Elana Wall and Susie Sandle at the Burns Night supper

Emily Black, Elana Wall and Susie Sandle at the Burns Night supper

Students from across the north flocked to Edinburgh last weekend for the annual Burns Supper.

The event, organised by Edinburgh JSoc, began with a Friday night Tu B’Shvat Seder, which saw participants enjoy the experience of trying a range of dried fruits and nuts before moving on to a more traditional Shabbat dinner.

The highlight of the weekend was the formal supper, marking the 251st birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The meal included kosher haggis and neeps and tatties (swede and potato those south of the border). Entertainment came from a Céilidh band.

Reuben Sagar, president of Aberdeen JSoc, said the supper demonstrated “another strong event in the region and it was fantastic to see so much positivity from the student community”.

Edinburgh JSoc president Danny Pinchassoff said the weekend had provided a “great opportunity to meet people from all over the UK”.

The event was supported by UJS, University Jewish Chaplaincy, the Jewish Youth Fund and UJIA, with students attending from almost all JSocs in the north and Scotland.

    Last updated: 5:23pm, February 4 2010