In association with the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, the new Young Scot project is to produce an educational film about Jewish life and tradition.
A core group of 16-25-year-olds met in Edinburgh to discuss the venture. The plan is to use focus groups and questionnaires to gauge the perception of Judaism among young Scottish non-Jews and produce a film for schools and youth groups which delivers a positive message.
Among the core group is Hayley Simons, 17, a member of Glasgow's Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation."I want to make the Jewish faith and traditions known to people in Scotland and raise awareness," she explained. "I'm looking forward to doing all the research."