Glasgow Jewish Representative Council


Jewish Care Scotland is evolving to meet the changing needs of the Jewish community in Scotland. We are asking the community to share their ideas about what the organisation should provide in the future during an evening of good food and good conversation.

This invitation is for anyone who is interested in the how Jewish Care Scotland evolves to meet the needs of the community in the coming years, so please come along, bring a friend and share this with anyone you think would like to come along on Thursday 7th February from 6-8pm.

We hope you can join us!



This year’s Community Chanukah Celebration takes place from 4pm to 6pm in Calderwood Lodge Primary School, Waterfoot Road, Newton Mearns.

PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE ATTACK – 27 October, 2018. Statements on the attack can be found here.

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!”

If you wish to assistance to add entries to the Calendar or information to the website, please contact [email protected] until further notice.

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

Calendar Events

The community is very active with over 30 organisations holding events. For more information please visit our events calendar.

Job Opportunities

Organisations within the community and others we work with need volunteers and interns and sometimes have job opportunities.

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you and are happy to try and help. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.