Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
MESSAGE FROM GJRC PRESIDENT ON COVID 19
I am writing to you to express sympathy and solidarity during this unprecedented time, and to let you know that the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council is still here for you.
In line with government and NHS guidelines, and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, we are working remotely and, as such, our offices in Giffnock are shut. For general enquiries and support, please contact our Administrator on 07377 992 918. Additionally, our Communications Manager can be reached on 07377 992 947. As always, you can email us at [email protected].
As the Representative Council we are trying to ensure we have all the information you may need about the Glasgow Jewish Community’s response so that we can guide you to the most appropriate source of help and support.
Previously we told you about the availability of kosher food, including prepared meals from the following –
Mark’s Deli – 0141 638 8947
Gary’s Kosher Kitchen – 07590 292418
Lubavitch/L’Chaim’s Restaurant – 0141 638 6116
If you have difficulty accessing food or have other domestic and social needs, including concerns on behalf of family members, here are some other contacts who might be able to help:
Jewish Care Scotland – 07552468580 (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm)
Cosgrove Care – 0141 471 1866 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm)
Pulling Together – A local group of volunteers picking up and delivering groceries from Mark’s Deli, plus prescription pick-ups. If people need anything from Mark’s Deli or Beveridge’s (for fish, fruit and vegetables), please phone these shops directly. For prescriptions only, please call Ethne direct on 07703 566484. People who would like to volunteer should call Joe Freedman on 07771 777976.
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) – 0141 530 1000 (Mon-Fri, (9am-5pm)
JAMI (Specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish Community) – 020 8458 2223
Jewish Helpline – 0800 652 9249 – If you’re feeling alone, anxious, depressed, suicidal – or simply in need someone to talk to. Male, female, religious or not, Jewish Helpline are there for the whole community.
Jewish Women’s Aid
Domestic Abuse Helpline (0808 801 500)
Sexual Violence Support (0808 801 0656)
In addition, for synagogue members, you will probably have received information about services they can provide during the crisis, including virtual activities. Whether or not you are a synagogue member, our partner organisation, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, has relevant information on:
We will continue to keep you up to date with this information, but if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Rep Council.
We wish you good health.
President, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
When the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council (GJRC) was formed in 1914, it was to represent the Jewish community in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
The Council helps to ensure cordial relations between the Jewish community and other civic and religious groups and sends delegates to a variety of faith and other forums and committees.
The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, which is democratically elected, hosts a forum for religious, welfare, cultural, social, educational and youth organisations. It liaises with these bodies to ensure the effective running of the community.