Parents ponder Glasgow school move

By Adam Henderson, November 25, 2013

Eighty parents of pupils at Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Primary — Scotland’s only Jewish school — attended a consultation meeting to discuss its proposed relocation.

The plans of East Renfrewshire Council would see the school transfer to the heart of the Jewish community in Newton Mearns as part of a shared campus with a new Catholic school scheduled to open in 2017.


Glasgow gets historical

By Adam Henderson, November 18, 2013

An illustrated book about the history of Glasgow Jewry was launched on Sunday by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.


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.


Church backs Israel

By Adam Henderson, October 21, 2013

A Scottish Night to Celebrate Israel organised by the Church at Stirling in Glasgow on Sunday attracted a 300 turnout.

Jewish Leadership Council chief executive Jeremy Newmark and Israeli government adviser Rivka Kidron were among the speakers. The entertainment included bagpipe playing.


Transfer plan for Calderwood Lodge school

By Adam Henderson , October 14, 2013

Plans to move Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary to a shared campus with a Catholic school in Newton Mearns have been unveiled by East Renfrewshire Council.

The council will be consulting both faith groups on the feasibility of the project, which would see the 50-year-old Calderwood Lodge — based in the Newlands area — replaced by a new £9.5 million building.


Scottish Jewry is now 'below 6,000'

By Adam Henderson, October 7, 2013

The Scottish Jewish population has fallen below 6,000, according to the country’s latest census results. Newly released figures from the 2011 census record the total as 5,887, a fall of 500 from the 2001 survey.


Scottish police upset over racism

By Cathy Forman, September 23, 2013

Scottish police have expressed dismay that Jewish community members see antisemitism as “normal”.


We'll drink to Glasgow addition

By Adam Henderson, July 15, 2013

The drinks are on Lubavitch of Scotland, which has opened a new kosher wine shop and café at its Giffnock, Glasgow, premises.

Rabbi Chaim Jacobs — who runs the group along with wife Sora — said the move was a means “to help enhance Jewish observance. Seven years ago, there was no kosher eaterie in the community and we started a kosher restaurant.


Duffy reprises school acting role

By Adam Henderson, June 24, 2013

Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary has appointed Dr Jim Duffy as acting head — a role he also filled from March 2006 to June 2007. He will take up the post in August.

Parent council chair Colin Cowan said: “He did a fantastic job before. He offers continuity as someone who knows the ethos of the school and understands how it works.”


Taking charge in Glasgow with a 'radical' agenda

By Adam Henderson, June 10, 2013

New Glasgow Jewish Representative Council president Paul Morron is promising “radical change”.