Glasgow

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.

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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.”

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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”.

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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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