Glasgow

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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Scottish school row finally claims Tony Tankel’s scalp

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

The chair of the parent council of Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge has resigned after a prolonged spat over the status of Scotland’s only Jewish school.

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Glasgow deli owner relents on kashrut supervision

By Cathy Forman, November 15, 2012

The Lubavitch owner of a Glasgow kosher deli has had a change of heart over accepting local kashrut authority supervision.

When Rabbi Mendel Jacobs took over the Hello Deli in August, he said it would be under the “strict” supervision of himself and his wife Tzirl and that he would not be affiliating to the West of Scotland Kashrus Commission.

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Margolyes stars in Scottish 'silver surfers' campaign

November 1, 2012

Actress Miriam Margolyes has urged the elderly to get online in a video in support of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities’ Jewish Inter-Links project.

The project will see 10 volunteers, trained by Age UK in Edinburgh, visit elderly Jews in their homes or residential accommodation to promote use the internet as a means of maintaining contact with family and friends.

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Glasgow row over future of Calderwood Lodge school

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2012

A war of words has broken out between the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council (JRC) and the Calderwood Lodge Parent Council over the religious future of Glasgow’s only Jewish school.

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Ballet school vice-principal charged with racially abusing Jewish student

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

The vice-principal of a leading Scottish ballet school based in the Highlands has appeared in court charged with racially abusing a Jewish student.

Jonathan Barton, of the Ballet West centre of excellence in Taynuilt, Argyll, is said to have told pupils practising a routine: “You look like the Jews lining up waiting to be shot.”

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