Glasgow goes global by streaming shul

September 29, 2010
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Internet streaming has given Glasgow Reform Synagogue's High Holy Day services a global audience.

As part of its commitment to supporting members unable to attend services, Glasgow Reform started streaming internet broadcasts of its services more than a year ago. It has compiled a library of past services which can be listened to through the shul's website, www.grs.org.uk.

Technical adviser Martin Morris reported that on Yom Kippur, "we had several hundred connections from around the world. We've received some touching and enthusiastic correspondence from a couple in England who live in a remote area and were unable to attend their own service at the West London Synagogue but were able to listen in to ours.

"We were moved to feel we had been able to help our listeners - it confirms the value of the service we provide."

    Last updated: 10:23am, September 29 2010