By Stephanie Brickman, January 21, 2010
A row has erupted in Glasgow over plans by the local representative council to hold a meeting on the community’s future.
News of the meeting was leaked by a blogger identified only as “One of the privileged few” on the website of the Glasgow Jewish Educational Forum (GJEF).
The news prompted a flurry of critical posts, with the original blogger writing: “I think it is not acceptable that the future of our community is discussed and decided upon by a secret cabal.”
Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue Mikvah
Maryville Avenue, Glasgow, G46 7NE, 07831 104 110
By Robyn Rosen, December 3, 2009
A 53-year-old man has been arrested after an incident involving Hapoel Tel Aviv fans in a Glasgow pub.
The man was held after allegedly brandishing an offensive weapon in a pub in Sauchiehall Street before Wednesday’s Europa League game against Celtic.
A police spokeswoman said: “A 53-year-old man has been detained by police in relation to brandishing an offensive weapon during a disagreement between two groups of males.
“There are no reports of any person being injured.”
By Leon Symons, December 3, 2009
Critics have rounded on an academic who has warned that doctors could be guilty of negligence and be breaking the Human Rights Act for performing circumcisions for anything other than medical reasons.
Dr David Shaw, an expert in medical ethics at Glasgow University, called for the General Medical Council (GMC) and the British Medical Association (BMA) to tighten up the advice they give doctors about circumcision.
December 3, 2009
A new branch of Mark’s Deli has opened in Giffnock, the second kosher store in the area run by Mark Cohen.
Mark’s Deli provides a lifeline to Jews living away from the mainstream, delivering orders from Dundee to John O’Groats. “As long as there are people needing kosher food, we’ll get there by hook or by crook,” Mr Cohen, 35, said.
He is continuing a century of kosher provision by his family. His mother Doreen is a caterer, his great-great aunt Sophie Geneen ran Glasgow’s original kosher caterers and great aunt Annie Cooper also operated a kosher deli.
Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary School
Category: Mainstream primary schools, Local Authority; Headteacher: Mrs C Haughney
28 Calderwood Road, Newlands, Glasgow, G43 2RU, 0141 570 7060
By Stephanie Brickman, November 19, 2009
In a collaboration between Glasgow UJIA, Maccabi and Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation, 50 Scottish youngsters tidied up the Jewish cemeteries at Sandymount, Glenduffhill and Cardonald and volunteered at care homes.
Giffnock and Newlands minister Rabbi Moshe Rubin took youngsters to the new branch of Mark’s Deli, where they asked shoppers to donate an item of food.
A similar initiative took place at the Hello Deli, with all donated goods distributed to the homeless.