Glasgow Jewish Representative Council

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July Newsletter

You can read our July edition of our newsletter here.

Solidarity with the Roma Community

The Jewish Community was shocked and disgusted to hear that the memorial to Roma victims of the Nazis in Queens Park has again been desecrated so soon after similar vandalism last November.

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities and the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council have issued a joint statement of support and solidarity with the Roma Community and Romano Lav.

Queens Park and Govanhill are areas where many refugees have found shelter. Many Jewish families made their homes there after fleeing Russian pogroms and the Nazi Holocaust. Many local Jewish people will recall attending the four synagogues that used to be in the area, and spending Shabbat afternoons in Queens Park.

View the statement here.

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.

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.