20 June, 2022

Jackson Carlaw MSP, Colonel Peter McCarthy, Provost Mary Montagu, Timothy Lovat and Monty Cowen.

New Glasgow Rep Council President Timothy Lovat’s first engagement was at the East Renfrewshire Council Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony.

The event, which honoured Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and future, took place outside the headquarters of

ERC in Giffnock.

Provost Mary Montagu welcomed the dignitaries and guests which included local MSP Jackson Carlaw, Colonel (Retired) Peter McCarthy the Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Timothy Lovat and local AJEX Brigade commander Monty Cowen.

Afterwards Timothy said: “It was a great honour for me to represent Glasgow’s Jewish community at such an important occasion.

“All of us in the community will forever remember the great sacrifices hundreds of thousands of brave men and women made on our behalf during WW2.

“We are indebted to them and we will not forget them.”


16 June, 2022

Paul Edlin, Timothy Lovat and Evy Yedd

The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council held its first live AGM since COVID on Thursday, 16 June, in the Giffnock Newton Mearns Synagogue Giffnock Reception area.

Timothy Lovat, the new President of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, is the youngest holder of that office in the organisation’s history.

The 44-year-old businessman succeeded Paul Edlin, who stood down after his three-year term came to an end at the Annual General Meeting last week.

As he accepted the Chain of Office, Timothy pledged to try to bring out the best of what the city’s Jewish community has to offer.

He said: “I would like to harness all that is good in Glasgow’s Jewish community, all the expertise and the knowledge, and bring it together for the common good.

“Although the community has shrunk in recent years, we still have a great deal to give, not just to one another but also to Glasgow as a whole and the rest of Scotland.

Timothy also thanked Paul Edlin for all of his hard work during his Presidency and promised to continue with his efforts to build good relations with the local Muslim population.

“Paul has made great strides in this direction and I would like to congratulate him on that success and continue where he left off,” he said.

The full report can be found here.


2 June, 2022

The Glasgow Jewish Community is pleased to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 Glorious Years as our monarch. We extend our congratulations, gratitude and best wishes to her.




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.

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