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 …

Rabbi Daniel Katz visit this weekend

GRS is delighted to announce that Rabbi Dr. Daniel Katz will be leading services on both Friday and Saturday: our Seventh Day Pesach service on Friday morning and the Shabbat morning service on Saturday, followed by a study session. Rabbi Katz was raised in New York and completed his rabbinic …

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 …

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 …

Recent work in GRS Cheder

We have been busy in cheder in the last few weeks. Here is a summary of some of our cheder work: We managed to learn about the importance of the mezuzah in the home, the “Shema” and make our own mezuzahs with personal messages. We celebrated Tu B’Shvat in class by …

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 …