Scottish Interfaith Week 2017

Scottish Interfaith Week 2017 is 12-19 November, with the theme Creativity and the arts: Breaking down barriers through the arts, sharing stories, poetry, performance, music and dialogue. Two GRS members (Fiona Brodie and Scott Chase) are featured on the posters! Information on Scottish Interfaith Week can be found on their website scottishinterfaithweek.org. GRS …

Flooding of Aberdeen Shul Premises

The UK’s most northerly synagogue has been without a home for the festivals following serious flooding caused by a faulty washing machine. Aberdeen’s community of barely two dozen members had overseen a major upgrade of the four-floor building over the past two years. But much of the work will have …

Thought for the Day

BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day on 29 September was presented by GRS member (and former Chair) David Goodman, a regular contributor to Thought for the Day. He spoke about our late member Martin Anson’s experiences during the Holocaust, later steps toward reconciliation, and a recent “friendship” trip to Germany by the …

High Holy Days 5778

The Executive and staff at Glasgow Reform Synagogue wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and well over the Fast Services The schedule of services will be posted to members, and available to others upon ticket inquiry from the GRS office. Tickets and Security The synagogue will be …

Final Cheder Activities Spring Session 5777

In our last lesson before summer break, we spoke to the children about the important mitzvah of “Love thy neighbour as thyself” / “ואהבת לרעך כמוך” In these turbulent times, we spoke of the importance of kindness, acceptance and care towards our friends, family and wider society. The children’s activity …

Shavuot 5777

For Shavuot this year, Fiona and Howard Brodie led both the evening and morning services. As is tradition, congregants brought flowers to decorate the bima. We even had a couple of trees and greenery on the floor of the sanctuary! After the evening service we partook of a traditional dairy …

Cheder activities in May

The Cheder has been very busy over the past month with arts and crafts activities. For Lag BaOmer, our Cheder children learned of the holiday traditions, and we created small bonfire sculptures to demonstrate one of the holiday main customs. For Shavuot, our Cheder children learned about the origins of …