Glasgow

Rockin' rabbi gets in tune for Pinner

By Stephanie Brickman, June 30, 2011

Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation's singing and guitar-playing Rabbi Danny Bergson, affectionately known as "Rockin' Rabbi Danny", has been named as the new minister of Pinner Synagogue.

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Drowned out on golf demo

By Stephanie Brickman, June 24, 2011

Rain stopped play - and protests - at the annual JNF Scotland pro-am golf tournament at Bonnyton in Glasgow on Tuesday.

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Social climbers reach their peak in Scotland

June 24, 2011

Twenty-one Glasgow community members scaled 884-metre Scottish peak The Cobbler on Sunday in aid of the UJIA Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning project.

The ascent includes sections where climbers have to scramble up slopes but despite appalling weather conditions, the group completed the challenge.

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Lovatt is Scots' link to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, June 3, 2011

Links between Scotland and Israel were boosted this week with the appointment of businessman and communal personality Stanley Lovatt as Israel's first honorary consul in Scotland.

Mr Lovatt, the long-time chairman of JNF KKL Scotland, was officially installed at a reception at Glasgow City Chambers attended by outgoing Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor and a number of MPs and MSPs.

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Buttons fasten Shoah education

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Final year pupils at Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary have begun working with artist Joanna Hyman on their UJIA-initiated Buttons project.

It takes its inspiration from Paperclips, the brainchild of Tennessee headteacher Linda Hooper, whose students set out to collect six million paperclips to symbolise Holocaust victims.

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Barmitzvah boy is Scottish Cup-holder

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

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Cup-winning barmitzvah boy

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

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Plan to ban Israeli books in Scotland

By Marcus Dysch, May 19, 2011

Books by Israeli authors could be removed from Scottish libraries as part of a council's boycott policy.

The ban is enforceable in libraries run by West Dunbartonshire Council, which covers towns and villages west of Glasgow.

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Great Scots: We are up for a party

By Stephanie Brickman, May 12, 2011

Glasgow's celebration was kicked off by a blast from the shofar from Rabbi Danny Bergson, whose musical skills saved the day last year when the volcanic ash cloud prevented the scheduled Israeli performers from travelling.

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Glasgow aids memorial

By Stephanie Brickman, March 25, 2011

Glasgow City Council has boosted the Sandymount cemetery regeneration project with a £4,000 donation towards the £15,000 required to create a Jewish children's memorial.

Between 1905-38, 760 children were buried at Sandymount in unmarked graves, a grim indication of the then high infant mortality rate locally.

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