Commonwealth Games

Games opening gives visitors a history lesson

By Adam Henderson, July 24, 2014

Glasgow Jewry has shown its hospitality - and history - to visitors to the city for the Commonwealth Games.

Local shuls and families have extended a welcome to Jews in Scotland for the Games. And Garnethill Synagogue was among the participants in Wednesday's open day of historic buildings normally closed to the general public.


Game on! for Mr Ceremony

By Sandy Rashty, July 24, 2014

An estimated 1.5 billion people across the globe were estimated to have watched the opening Commonwealth Games ceremony on Wednesday evening.

And David Zolkwer, the Jewish head of ceremonies, did not disappoint with a show-stopping singing and dancing spectacle, the brainchild of Mr Zolkwer, from Manchester.


Scottish minister wins Commonwealth place

By Adam Henderson, November 11, 2013

SENIOR Glasgow community rabbi Moshe Rubin is joining the chaplaincy team for next year’s Commonwealth Games and will be the main religious point of contact for Jewish competitors.

“I’ll be available 24/7 during the Games and my number will be there for people to phone,” he said. “It will be like my little community.


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.


Interview with Stan Greenberg - JC Legends

By Brian Sacks, July 26, 2012

A measure of Stan Greenberg’s reputation is the title of his latest book. His publishers insisted that it be called Stan Greenberg’s Olympic Almanack, confident that his name in the title would guarantee higher sales. The book is Greenberg’s eighth consecutive compendium of Olympic facts and figures.