Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
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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.
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.