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 …

EU Antisemitism Survey

CLOSES THIS FRIDAY 22 JUNE Forwarded from the Movement for Reform Judaism: ANTISEMITISM: SURVEY OF EUROPEAN JEWS Your opinion matters As you may have read in the press, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is currently conducting a survey about antisemitism across Europe. It is particularly eager to …

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 …

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 …

Visiting Rabbis

We have already had some rabbinic visits this spring, with many more to come! Below is a list of upcoming visits. Details for services, study sessions, Chavurah suppers, and more  will be forthcoming in the weekly announcements and on the website calendar. Save the dates and show your support for GRS and …

Thought for the Day: David Goodman on David Baddiel

BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day on 16 March was presented by GRS member (and former Chair) David Goodman, a regular contributor to Thought for the Day. He spoke about seeing Jewish comedian David Baddiel’s one man show in Glasgow, which he found “funny…at times outrageous and thought provoking, as well as…mildly …

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 …

Author and GRS member Madeleine Black honoured on International Women’s Day

Madeleine Black, GRS member and author of the autobiographical work Unbroken, will be honoured today—International Women’s Day—at the No. 1 Amazing Women Awards. The story of her personal resilience, drawing from her father’s Holocaust experience, is recounted in the Jewish Chronicle: Surviving and thriving is my revenge by Nadine Wojakovski