Breaking even with Arkush

By Josh Jackman, December 3, 2015

On his first Scottish visit since being elected Board of Deputies president, Jonathan Arkush met Glasgow and Edinburgh communal leaders and SNP politicians.

He also took part in a vital fundraiser for Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, whose president, Paul Morron, said the proceeds helped the organisation to balance its books.

"We used the stimulus of his visit to Glasgow to raise sever


All change at Scotland Anne Frank Trust

By Cathy Forman, November 4, 2015

Paula Fraser has taken up a new role as Scotland manager for the Anne Frank Trust.

Ms Fraser, 35, has been working for the trust in Scotland for seven years and previous posts at the charity include as the orgaisation's project officer, and an educator.


Glasgow goes big on heritage

October 29, 2015

Regional synagogues and other communal properties of historic and architectural importance drew the crowds during B'nai B'rith UK's annual European days of Jewish culture and heritage.

An open day in Glasgow organised by Garnethill Synagogue Preservation Trust in conjunction with Garnethill Hebrew Congregation and the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre attracted more than 850 visitors.


Glasgow progresses its mission for dialogue

By Josh Jackman, October 1, 2015

Glasgow Friends of Israel has been influencing opinion since setting up its street stall in the city centre in the summer.

The group has campaigned every Saturday since July and arranged meetings with politicians including SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.

It is the third of seven pro-Israel groups set up by Christian activist Nigel Goodrich and the Glasgow group co-founder, Sammy Stein, said it w


Scots win 'no fly' zone after flag row

By Barry Toberman, September 10, 2015

The outgoing Glasgow City Council leader has told Jewish community members that the Palestinian flag will never again fly above the city chambers.

At a meeting at Glasgow Reform Synagogue on Monday, Gordon Matheson expressed regret over the upset caused by the flying of the flag during last year's Gaza conflict.


Glasgow teens raise £2,500 for Chai

July 22, 2015

A group of teenage girls attracted 200 people to an event in support of Chai Cancer Care, raising more than £2,500 for the charity.

The Chai 13 committee: Ava Black, Leila Black, Olivia Bishop, Katie Lewis, Hannah Rose and Maya Tenby, held a coffee morning in the Walton Community Centre.


It's a first as Friends set out their stall in Glasgow

By Josh Jackman, July 16, 2015

Glasgow Friends of Israel set up what is claimed to be the first pro-Israel stall in the city centre on Saturday.

The stand is intended to counteract the message of pro-Palestinian activists who have been manning a weekly stall.


Purim in Glasgow

By Cathy Forman, March 23, 2015


Glasgow minister promotes staying power

By Anna Behrmann, January 12, 2015

The new rabbi of Glasgow’s Newton Mearns Synagogue wants to re-engage with the younger community and encourage people to come back to shul.

Rabbi Eli Wolfson, 32, who previously served as the city’s youth and community rabbi, pledged to bolster the synagogue’s Jewish social and educational framework in the hope of stemming the drift of the young generation to London or Manchester.


Glasgow parties for council's 100th

By Adam Henderson, December 4, 2014

Limmud Scotland held a Shabbat dinner to give guests a taste of the main learning event in March.

More than 100 people heard from four speakers: Claire Singerman of Gathering the Voices - a Holocaust Remembrance project; UJIA Glasgow youth worker Julie Rae-King; Limmud chairman Kevin Sefton; and Glasgow expatriate Nick Henderson who works for Jewish educational programme Livnot U'Lehibanot in T