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.


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.


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.


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.


Scots burial board settles out of court

By Stephanie Brickman, March 24, 2011

The Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society, GHBS, has settled out of court with its former burial officer Warren Bader, just hours from the start of what would have been a five-day tribunal.


Scottish MSPs want Gaza ship

By Jessica Elgot, March 24, 2011

Scottish MSPs have launched a fundraising drive at the Scottish Parliament for a "Scottish ship to Gaza".

The appeal is for £500,000 to buy a vessel, a project co-ordinated by Glasgow Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, the convenor of the Scottish Cross-Party group on Palestine.


Scots enjoy lease of Life

March 11, 2011

A Scottish version of the Jewish Way of Life online teaching resource was officially launched by MSP Stewart Stevenson and Lord Winston at Glasgow's Giffnock Synagogue on Tuesday.

Mr Stevenson, who represents Banff and Buchan for the SNP, stepped in at last minute for indisposed Scottish Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell.


Glasgow's open and shut case

By Stephanie Brickman, March 4, 2011

A small Orthodox Glasgow congregation has sprung up from the defunct Netherlee, Clarkston and Queens Park Synagogue, which ceased operations in the autumn.


Ron Prosor's plea to Glasgow

By Stephanie Brickman, February 25, 2011

Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor has told a Glasgow audience that regional communities should maintain active support for Israel.

Hosted by Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, his meeting was held at Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue and was attended lay leaders, rabbonim, students and representatives of Israel support groups.


Glasgow shuls draw up merger plans

By Stephanie Brickman, February 18, 2011

Glasgow's two biggest Orthodox synagogues are to consider a merger.

The Giffnock and Newlands and Newton Mearns shuls have set up a joint steering group to explore closer co-operation.

Newton Mearns' new chairman Brian Fox stressed there was no set agenda."It could take months or even years but both shuls wanted to start the process that has been talked about for many years."