Welcome to Garnethill Synagogue’s new website – garnethill.org.uk. It is now live and launched! There will be regular services advertised, news and events will be updated, functions and hire can be booked, visiting opportunities can be arranged and there are guide notes about the synagogue both in English and Scottish Gaelic.
Many thanks to Sue, Gary, Jessie and Tony for all their efforts and getting it live. Please let us know if you would like any changes or amendments to the site.
As we approach our second Pesach under Covid19 lockdown we cautiously look forward to a future of more “normal” conditions with the successful roll out of the vaccination programme.
Despite the lockdown restricting or preventing shul services our community organisations have been able to provide and adapt their services to assist all in our community and deal with the pandemic restrictions. The Rep. Councils Covid-19 Steering Group has been an important part of this.
Following our event with Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in December the Rep. Council has been engaged in our routine work of political and community engagement. With Cop26 coming in November we will be involved in coordinating Jewish community events for that. Also on the horizon will be a major interfaith initiative, because optimising our relationships with other faith groups and local communities is essential. We work collaboratively with the CST and SCOJEC in dealing with antisemitism and Boycott Dissemination and Sanctions against Israel. In the future we plan to hold a community and delegate meeting after Pesach and major events later in the year at the time of Cop26 with Garnethill as a possible venue. We will also hold our Yom Hashoa commemoration in April and a hustings meeting at the time of the Scottish General Election.
We are here for you and you can call us at any time on 0141 577 8200.
Paul Edlin, President, February 2021.
We are looking forward to the festival of Pesach which reminds us of our delivery from Egypt.
“Let My people go that they may worship Me…” Shmot Chapter 7:16
|6 Shabbat||22 P. Ki Tisa, P. Parah||5.45 Fri||6.54|
|13 Shabbat||29 P. VaYakhel-Pekudei, Ha-Chodesh, mevorchim||5.59 Fri||7.09|
|14 Sun||1 Rosh Chodesh Nisan|
|20 Shabbat||7 P. VaVaYikra||6.14 Fri||7.23|
|25 Thurs||12 Fast of First Born (mukdam)|
|25 Thurs night||13 Search for chametz after 7.34pm|
|26 Fri||13 Burn chametz by 11.20am|
|27 Shabbat||14 P.Tzav; Shabbat HaGadol; Erev Pesach||6.28 Fri||7.38|
|27 Shabbat||14 Stop eating chametz 10.15am; dispose of chametz by 11.19am|
|27 Sat night||15 First seder; kiddush after 7.38pm; eat Afikoman by 12.22am||Summer Time begins|
|28 Sun||15 Pesach, First day||8.40|
|28 Sun night||16 Second night; kiddush after 8.40pm; eat Afikoman by 1.21am|
|29 Mon||16 Pesach, 2nd day||omer||8.42|
|6 March||Mr. Len Dorfman|
|13 March||Mr. Michael Barnet|
|20 March||Mr.Morris Shapiro|
|27 March||Mr.Tony Silverdale|
|28 March Pesach 1||Mr. Errol Hornstein|
|29 March Pesach 2||Mr. Morris Shapiro|
|3 April Pesach 7||Mr. Len Dorfman|
|4 April Pesach 8||Mr. Richard Levin|
|Saturday 6 March||Mrs. Elaine Marks; Mr Harold Fox; Mrs. Sarah Freeman; Sheriff Derek Livingston.|
|Shloshim for the late John Friend; for the late Paul Tolley|
|Saturday 13 March||Mrs. Roberta Wright; Mrs. Beatrice Dorfman; Mr. Stanley Kaye Shloshim for the late John Friend; for the late Paul Tolley|
|Saturday 20 March||Rev. I Hirshow Shloshim for the late John Friend; for the late Paul Tolley|
|Saturday 27 March||Mrs. Gail Greenhill; Mrs. Joyce Livingston; Mr. Colin Black; Congregation for Sylvia Fisher Shloshin for the late Paul Tolley|
Note from Chairman
We are waiting to hear from the Scottish government when it’s okay to go back to shul. From what we read it may not be until April. We will let you know as soon as possible if there are any changes. Meantime, stay safe and well. Check the revamped Garnethill website. It’s worth a look!
COP 26 (Conference of the Parties) are having their United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 1-12 November. Garnethill may be hosting some events to welcome visiting scientists from many countries.
There is more to come about our activities. If you wish to know more and get involved, let Sue know!
Creating a Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre incorporating a Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre within Garnethill Synagogue
Make sure you’re following the latest updates on the ongoing work. You can see all updates and timeline of progress here