Glasgow Jewish Representative Council
WEDNESDAY, 21 JULY, 2021 – COP26 Conference
The COP26 Conference is due to be held in Glasgow in November, 2021. We will be providing information on the Conference and community initiatives in the lead up to the Conference. In the meantime, volunteers (applications by 31 July, 2021) and delegate hosts are being sought.
MONDAY, 19 JULY, 2021 – New Hospital Visiting information
WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE, 2021 – Petition to save St Mungo’s Museum
Could you spare just 1 minute to sign the petition to ensure that Glasgow’s St Mungo’s Museum is protected from closure and can continue its vital mission?
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a unique interfaith resource and one of the only museums of its kind in the world. It is a place of significance to many and has played a crucial role in promoting understanding of Scotland’s faith communities and supporting good interfaith relations.
However, it has not been scheduled for re-opening, as Covid-19 restrictions lift and other Glasgow museums open up.
The petition on change.org, – the text of which is also included below – asks Glasgow Life for assurances that:
1) St Mungo’s will continue its valuable work representing diverse faith traditions and promoting good relations between communities
(2) Stakeholders from Glasgow’s diverse religious communities, interfaith organisations, and anti-sectarian organisations will be consulted in continuing discussions regarding future developments.
Please consider signing and sharing widely to help protect this very special place. Petition · Glasgow Life: SAVE ST MUNGO’S MUSEUM! · Change.org
MONDAY, 21 JUNE, 2021 – AGM
The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council AGM is being held, via Zoom, on 21 June, at 7.30pm.
If you wish to attend, please email the Office – [email protected]
23 MAY, 2021 – Glasgow Jewish Representative Council In Conversation with Iconic Refusnik Natan Sharansky
To book, email [email protected] or phone 0141 577 8200.
22 APRIL, 2021 – HUSTINGS MEETING
The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council held a Hustings Meeting last night for the forthcoming election for the Scottish Parliament.
Join us this Monday on April 26th 8pm for an in-conversation with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, HE Tzipi Hotovely and the Scottish Jewish community, being hosted by SCOJEC and the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council. Do feel free to share widely and to submit questions in advance.
Zoom ID: 92351649863; No passcode is required to join.
In advance of the Scottish elections on 6th May 2021, SCoJeC, together with the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and the Jewish Leadership Council, has compiled a Jewish Manifesto for Scotland to inform existing and prospective members of the Scottish Parliament and other public representatives about the interests and concerns of the Jewish community of Scotland.
9 April 2021 – Death of Prince Philip
The Glasgow Jewish Representative Council is deeply saddened by the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the Glasgow Jewish Community, we extend our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, and the Royal Family. They are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pesach greetings sent to the community can be read here.
The following event will take place soon:
GJRC Yom Hashoah event on Thursday, 8 April 2021.
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.