Meet author Paul Boorstin

On Saturday 10 March, come meet Paul Boorstin, award winning documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and author of the book David and the Philistine Woman, who will be visiting GRS with his wife Sharon (both are contributors to the Los Angeles Times). Following a soup and sandwich kiddush after services, we look forward …

Family Chanukah Evening

Last Saturday GRS hosted a Family Chanukah evening, with about 50 in attendance. The evening began with Havdalah led by Fiona and Howard Brodie, followed by a group lighting of the many chanukiot brought from home. There was much energetic singing, including a lively rendition of “S’vivon” by the children, …

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 …

GRS Quiz Night 2017

GRS held another very successful Quiz Night on 1 December. It was an enjoyable and sociable evening, more than enhanced by the wonderful dinner cooked up by Linda Wolfson and Julian Feuchtwang. Fiona and Howard Brodie devised and presented six rounds of questions based on their own personal world travel …

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 …

GRS Quiz Night

GRS has our Dinner and Quiz night this Saturday evening 2 December, hosted by Howard and Fiona Brodie Includes a 3 course homemade meal made by Julian Feuchtwang and Linda Wolfson Bar available all night 7.30pm -11.30pm Tickets £12 /£5 for under 25 This always proves to be a fun …

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 …