Glasgow shul closing after rabbi quits

By Stephanie Brickman, July 15, 2010

Netherlee, Clarkston and Queens Park Synagogue in Glasgow is to close after 70 years.

The move, expected for some time, is being finalised following the resignation of Rabbi Raphael Bokow after six years with the 250-member congregation. An EGM next month will determine both the closure date and the future of the synagogue building.

"We're investigating proposals for further use of the building for religious services and social activities," explained shul chair Michael Clerck. "But the bottom line is, that as a congregation, Netherlee, Clarkston and Queens Park will be dissolved. There are other proposals that will be put forward at the EGM."

Last updated: 12:15pm, July 15 2010