Kalooki tournament

Last Thursday the weather was perfect: the shul sparkled in the morning sun. A good day to attend GRS’s first 40 Down Kalooki tournament! We had two full tables of players who enjoyed the battle and shared some delicious sandwiches and cakes. Hearty thanks from the participants and GRS Executive to Mike …

Stained glass windows

It’s been about 10 years since our beautiful stained glass windows were installed, a gift from the Slater family. As a reminiscence, we offer the following article, originally published on the GRS website in May 2007. Close-up views of the windows, with accompanying text New Windows The building for Glasgow …

GRS community seder

On 11 April GRS held its annual second night Seder, with about 40 in attendance. Ably led by Howard and Fiona Brodie, it featured a ‘work-in-progress’ haggadah compiled by Fiona, with a stimulating variety of readings. To break the ice and put us in a festive mood, the seder began with a short …

Visiting Rabbis

We have a number of rabbis visiting this spring; details forthcoming for services, study sessions and Chavurah suppers. Save the dates and show your support for GRS and our visitors by attending these events. 28-29 April    Rabbi Barbara Borts 26-27 May    Student Rabbi Peter Luijendijk 17 June   …

Mishloach Manot collection

Towards fulfillment of the mitzvah of giving mishloach manot for Purim, GRS collected donations of toiletries and nonperishable foods for the East Renfrewshire Foodbank. On 16 March Eileen Carroll took our donations to the Foodbank. The donations we collected can be seen in the pictured shopping trolley. The carrier bags are those …

Cheder Purim

On Sunday 12 March the cheder children celebrated the holiday of Purim. They created giant masks based on the theme of the עדלאידע Ad-lo-yada, the big mask parades held in the big cities in Israel to celebrate the holiday. We were visited by Joe Grabiner of RSY Netzer, who judged …

Purim evening

On Saturday evening 11 March GRS commenced its Purim festivities, with about 50 members in attendance. The evening began with Havdalah and the Evening Service, where the Megillah was read by Jackie Henderson, Simon Taylor and Sarah Freeman. Following the service we were treated to a delicious Purim meal catered …