Glasgow

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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Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge 'going in right direction'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2013

Parents, teachers and councillors have expressed confidence that they will succeed in "fitting a Jewish school into a hole designed for Catholics".

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Glasgow puts testimony online

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

Testimonies of Scottish-based Holocaust survivors have been collated online.

Glasgow Caledonian University academic Angela Shapiro, 56, and her husband David launched the Gathering the Voices website at the suggestion of Mr Shapiro’s mother Gretl, a Shoah survivor.

“She wanted to be remembered as a productive member of society and not just a victim,” Mrs Shapiro said.

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Giving Glasgow a voice on its future

By Cathy Forman, December 27, 2012

The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council is seeking the views of community members to try to plan the local Jewish community’s future.

A community futures consultation document, based on the findings of three working groups in the city and on meetings with the Leeds and Liverpool Jewish representative councils, has now been published and community members’ views are sought on its ideas.

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Scots love their Limmud

November 29, 2012

Journalist Hugo Rifkind was among a wide-ranging roster of speakers at the Scotland Day Limmud, explaining how someone with an “institutional commitment to impartiality” could cover the Middle East, a subject on which “inevitably, a Jew will feel partisan”.

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Historic Scottish shul acts in self-preservation

By Cathy Forman, November 16, 2012

Garnethill Hebrew Congregation has “gifted” ownership of its historic Glasgow city centre building to the Garnethill Synagogue Preservation Trust to save members from having to foot a £50,000 repair bill.

Built in 1879, the Scottish Grade A-listed “cathedral” synagogue was damaged by storms in January.

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