One of the main functions of a synagogue is to organise religious services. Glasgow Reform Synagogue holds services every Shabbat and for all the major festivals.
Friday night services normally take place on the last Friday of each month and commence at 6:30 pm. Shabbat morning services take place each week at 10:30 am. A generous Kiddush is served following Shacharit services, when members and visitors have the opportunity to meet each other, members of the Board, and our service leaders.
Every other month GRS holds a ‘Tots Shabbat’ service aimed at our very young members. This is a 20 minute service with songs, storytelling and a light supper.
The Synagogue also assists members with their various life cycle events such as baby naming; Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies (for boys and girls who are turning 13 and occasionally adults); weddings; funerals and stone-settings.
Glasgow Reform Synagogue follows UK Reform practices with regard to its attitude to worship: families sit together, women participate in services, and a proportion of our prayers from the MRJ prayer books are read in English.