Glasgow Commonwealth Games: 'We need you'

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Jews from throughout the UK are being urged to apply to volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before next Thursday’s deadline.

Glasgow Jewish Representative Council is organising a committee modelled on the group formed in London for the 2012 Olympics to offer a variety of services.

“We’ll provide information to sporting teams, spectators, volunteers and visitors about the Jewish community in Glasgow,” explained GJRC vice-president Paul Morron. “We’ll let them know when religious services will run, where the synagogues and kosher restaurants are and what interesting places to visit — like the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.”

The GJRC is liaising with the Games organisers to facilitate the provision of kosher food and religious items. “They have been very supportive,” Mr Morron added.

He wanted “all members of the UK Jewish community to get involved — not just those in Glasgow. It’s a unique opportunity to form friendships with people from all over the world.”

Last updated: 10:45am, February 25 2013