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, Fiona Brodie and Howard Brodie were delighted to represent the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre today at the launch of the Vision Schools Scotland Programme at St Thomas’ Primary School in Riddrie. SJAC is proud to endorse the VisionSchools Programme which is being delivered by the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland, in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

The launch event accredited three schools from across Scotland who have achieved Level 1 Vision School status. These schools have demonstrated sustainability, commitment and good practice in Holocaust education. It is hoped that this will encourage other schools to apply for Vision School accreditation.

The speakers included: John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills; Dame Helen Hyde, Chair of the Education Committee of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation; Dr Paula Cowan, Reader in Education at University of the West of Scotland; Catrina Kirkland, Education Officer - Teacher Training from the Holocaust Educational Trust; Mrs Parkinson, Head Teacher of St Thomas Primary School; the Primary 7 pupils of St Thomas Primary School.

It was inspiring and moving to see the commitment and enthusiasm of the teachers and the pupils – a memorable event!

Photo: Catrina Kirkland (Holocaust Educational Trust), Deborah Haase (SJAC), Fiona Brodie (SJAC), Dr Paula Cowan (University of the West of Scotland)
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