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”.


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.


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.


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.