Glasgow Jewish Representative Council’s 2018 AGM and Awards Ceremony

The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council‘s (GJRC) 2018 AGM and Awards Ceremony was held on 30 May at the Jewish Care Scotland, Walton Community Care Centre. The Co-Presidents Nicola Livingston and Evy Yedd jointly chaired the meeting. Their address to the meeting covered a wide range of subjects including the Education …

Shabbat Resouled: a perfect 10!

“uplifting and joyful”, “fantastic”, “really enjoyed it” Members of GRS enthusiastically welcomed the return of musician Dean Staker and Student Rabbi Elliot Karstadt, part of Shabbat Resouled—a musical project based in Finchley Progressive Synagogue in London—for the Shabbat evening service on 4 May, following their successful visit last month for our …

Shabbat Resouled on 4 May

The Kabbalat Shabbat service Friday 4 May at 6:30 pm will be followed by a supper and musical oneg (£8 pp for the supper+oneg; please book through the GRS office). Come and join us for an entertaining evening with Dean Staker and Elliot Karstadt from Shabbat Resouled! The Musical Project known …

Prayer House Rededication

This past Sunday GRS held a rededication ceremony for our newly refurbished Prayer House at Cardonald Cemetery, now with a connection to the electricity grid, enabling new lighting and heating, plus the installation of fixed seating, painting, and other repairs. Members and invited dignitaries were in attendance, with the rededication …

Paul Boorstin talk

On Saturday 10 March, GRS was visited by Paul and Sharon Boorstin from Los Angeles. Paul is an award winning documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and author, and both he and Sharon are contributors to the Los Angeles Times. Following the kiddush after services, Paul gave a talk about his recently published novel David …

GRS Purim 5778

Despite the snow and generally bad weather last week, we had an amazing turnout for our Purim party on Friday evening! There was a joyous and buzzing atmosphere, with children and parents joining in the Megillah reading. Following that, we enjoyed a lovely Kabbalat Shabbat: candles, juice for kiddush, pizza, and …

GRS Burns Supper 2018

Sunday evening 25 February saw the return of the annual GRS Burns Supper—a month after the original (snowed out) date! As always, a well-run event, the band great, the dancing energetic, and the food delicious. Eileen Carroll served as hostess and master of ceremonies. We were treated to a short …

Student Rabbi Elliott Karstadt’s visit 2-3 March

Student Rabbi Elliott Karstadt will be visiting GRS this coming weekend 2-3 March, leading an exciting set of events. Friday evening, 5:30 Purim celebration with Megillah reading; an inclusive event for all ages. Costumes encouraged–but not compulsory 🙂 Followed by a Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service. Saturday morning, 10:30 Elliott …

Meet author Paul Boorstin

On Saturday 10 March, come meet Paul Boorstin, award winning documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and author of the book David and the Philistine Woman, who will be visiting GRS with his wife Sharon (both are contributors to the Los Angeles Times). Following a soup and sandwich kiddush after services, we look forward …