Garnethill Synagogue


Garnethill Synagogue built 1879 as was Glasgow’s first purpose-built synagogue.

129 Hill Street (previously known as 29 Garnet Street),
G3 6UB

Still active, though with a much diminished congregation, since most of the community moved to the Glasgow suburbs of Giffnock and Newton Mearns some years ago. However it is now also home to the Scottish Jewish Archives.

Shabbat services commence at 10am.

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

Garnethill Synagogue
Glasgow Jewish Rep Council

Home to the…
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre 

Newton Mearns HC 

Deborah Haase and Fiona Brodie were honoured to welcome Councillor Frank McAveety (Leader of Glasgow City Council),
Baillie Liz Cameron and Graeme Hay (Leaders Office at Glasgow City Council) for a visit to the Archives and Garnethill Synagogue to let them see the wonderful facilities we have to offer and tell them about our plans for the future. It was a most enjoyable occasion and the visitors were enthusiastic in their praise for the Archives, the Synagogue and the contribution that the Jewish community has made to the City of Glasgow.
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We had another very successful Speaker Event with guest speaker Edward Green who spoke engagingly about his family background, his prestigious career as a jeweller (Managing Director of Mappin and Webb, Managing Director and then Deputy Chairman of Garrard the Crown Jewellers and President of Asprey in the US), his time as Chair of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation, his current role as Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh and about being a Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland. Many thanks to all who contributed to making this a wonderful event. ... See MoreSee Less

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