Glasgow

Glasgow deli back in business after fire

By Adam Henderson, June 5, 2013

Mark’s Deli in Giffnock has reopened in new premises following a fire which caused extensive damage to the kosher store last month.

“Fortunately, there was a shop available and we’ve managed to get it kitted out quickly,” explained owner Mark Cohen.

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Calderwood Lodge celebrates 50 years

By Adam Henderson, May 27, 2013

Glasgow’s Jewish school, Calderwood Lodge, kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a black-tie dinner at Newton Mearns Synagogue on Sunday.

More than 100 guests heard speeches from acting head Maureen Langman, student chaplain Rabbi Moshe Rubin and Walter Sneader, who was involved in the school’s founding in the early 1960s.

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Youth minister appointment is a unifying force in Glasgow

By Adam Henderson, May 20, 2013

Glasgow’s two largest Orthodox congregations — Giffnock and Newlands and Newton Mearns — have joined forces to recruit the city’s first youth and community rabbi.

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Scots pledge £510k for Shoah learning

By Marcus Dysch, May 13, 2013

Two pupils from every school and college in Scotland will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau after the Scottish Government announced an increase in Holocaust education funding.

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Driving conflict

May 2, 2013

It is hard to conceive of a more one-sided document than the report on the "promised land" shortly to go to the Church of Scotland's General Assembly.

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Glasgow research reveals diverse wish list

By Marcus Dysch, April 29, 2013

A major research project into Glasgow Jewish life has revealed overwhelming demand for more social, cultural and educational opportunities.

Seventy per cent of respondents to the Communities Future Project wanted to explore the possibility of creating a community centre in the south of the city.

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Blaze wrecks Glasgow deli

By Sandy Rashty, April 22, 2013

One of Glasgow’s two kosher delis was destroyed in a fire early on Wednesday.

The blaze at Mark’s Deli, a store and café in Burnfield Road, was reported to fire services at 00:15. Four fire engines were dispatched to douse the flames — the standard call-out is two.

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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.

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Glasgow looks to its 'Futures'

By Cathy Forman, February 18, 2013

Glasgow’s Community Futures Project has highlighted a lack of barmitzvah education in the city.

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Lubavitch enjoys Celtic net gain

By Cathy Forman, February 11, 2013

Celtic’s new Israeli signing Rami Gershon is a net gain for Lubavitch Scotland.

The 24-year-old defender, who is on loan to the Glasgow club from Standard Liege, lays tefillin every day and “tries to go to synagogue when I can and when training allows”. He took up an offer from Lubavitch Scotland outreach director Rabbi Mendel Jacobs to attend morning prayers last week.

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