Happy Chanukah from GRS Cheder!

On Sunday our cheder children worked on the story of Chanukah. We discussed freedom of worship as part of the story of the Jewish people being forbidden to practice Judaism by the Hellenists. We explained and played the dreidel game, and etched Chanukah symbols in pastels colours. We also had …

Northern Chagigah 2017

GRS members Eileen Carroll, Linda Wolfson, Elaine Dales, and Scott Chase spent the weekend of 3-5 November at a fantastic Northern Chagigah, organised by The Movement for Reform Judaism (RJ). The 120 attendees included members from 11 of the 13 northern RJ communities, RJ staff from London, rabbinic students from Leo …

Mitzvah Day at GRS

Mitzvah Day on Sunday 19 November was a great success at GRS. A café was available for breakfast and lunch for members and visitors, and a sale of nearly new clothes and trinkets was organised. It was also wonderful to see the Cheder children joining in our efforts! They packaged donations of food for the local food bank and prepared personalised parcels for lonely members of the community, complete with very thoughtful Mitzvah Day cards carefully designed and made by them. Proceeds will be shared between our chosen charity Chai Cancer Care and our Prayer House refurbishment project.
Synagogue members regularly participate in activities with Interfaith Glasgow. As a Mitzvah Day activity in conjunction with Scottish Interfaith Week, volunteers helped out at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre soup kitchen on Sunday evening, preparing food and distributing it to the homeless in Glasgow City Centre.

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Cubs visit to GRS

On 22 November GRS was visited by 40 youngsters from two East Kilbride Cub Scout groups. The Cubs were working toward achieving their Community badge. They were all very interested in the information presented by Eileen and Hilary. It was a great example of interfaith work through engagement with young people …

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 …