Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
The inaugural Scotland’s Jewish Gathering is being held in Edinburgh from Friday, 26 October to Sunday, 28 October. More than 90 places have been booked – make sure you don’t miss out – booking closes on Sunday, 21 October.
New Year messages from our co-presidents Evy Yedd and Nicola Livingston can be read on the GJRC News Page.
A New Year message to the Scottish Jewish Community from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
“I send my warmest greetings to everyone in Scotland’s Jewish Communities as they begin to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and mark the holy day of Yom Kippur. At this time of reflection, I hope the coming year will bring joy and happiness to all.
“The Scottish Government appreciates and values our relationships with our Jewish communities, and I want to thank you all for the significant and important contributions you all make to Scottish society. I have enjoyed meeting with a number of organisations, including SCoJeC this past year and I very much look forward to continued positive engagement in the year ahead.
“It is essential that everyone feels connected, has a sense of belonging and feels valued in Scotland and I am proud of the way in which we continue to work to tackle prejudice, and build a more inclusive, safer Scotland.
On behalf of the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland, I wish you Shanah Tovah!”
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Please visit our Volunteering and Job Vacancies Page to find out how you can become involved in helping on a regular or one-off basis. New Young Adults Volunteer Award Scheme added – 05 September, 2018
New Board of Deputies of British Jews Marie van der Zyl visited Glasgow on Sunday, 10 June, 2018, a week after taking office.
photo by Alan Kay
Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 30 May, 2018.
For a report, visit our GJRC News page.
A message has been sent to the Jewish Community, via the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, from former Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale. 8 April, 2018
GJRC has received and responded to a letter of apology and support from Eastwood Labour Party. 28 March, 2018
GJRC held a Public/Delegate Meeting on Wednesday, 7 March. For details, visit our GJRC News page.
When the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council (GJRC) was formed in 1914, it was to represent the Jewish community in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. GJRC 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. GJRC, 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.
The current GJRC Co-presidents are Nicola Livingston and Evy Yedd.
The treasurer is Karen Levy