The Jewish Congregations
The following congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Greater Glasgow Jewish Community
The following are former, alternative or unofficial names of the some of above congregations:
The Location of some Jewish-inhabited Neighbourhoods of Greater Glasgow
Clarkston - a relatively affluent suburb of Greater Glasgow
in East Renfrewshire, to the south of Glasgow.
Crosshill - - a district of Glasgow, on the south side of the river Clyde.
Garnethill - a residential district in the centre of Glasgow, on the north side of the river Clyde.
Giffnock - a relatively affluent suburb of Greater Glasgow in East Renfrewshire, to the south of Glasgow, with a large Jewish community.
The Gorbals - a predominantly poor working-class district of Glasgow on the south bank of the river Clyde . The district at one stage housed the vast majority of the city's Jewish population.
Langside - a district of Glasgow, on the south side of the river Clyde.
Netherlee - a small relatively affluent suburb of Greater Glasgow in East Renfrewshire, of about 4,500 inhabitants, to the south of Glasgow.
Newton Mearns - a suburban town in East Renfrewshire of about 22,000 inhabitants, about seven miles southwest of Glasgow.
Pollokshields - an area of the south side of Glasgow, formerly part of the Burgh of Govan.
Queens Park - a residential district on the south side of the city of Glasgow, approximately two miles from the city centre.
Rutherglen - a town of about 30,000 inhabitants bordering on the city of Glasgow. From 1975 to 1996, it was administratively part of Glasgow, but is now in South Lanarkshire.
Strathbungo - an neighborhood on the south side of the city of Glasgow, along the Pollokshaws Road, one of the main roads leading from the centre of Glasgow. Now part of Queens Park.
Articles on the Greater Glasgow Jewish Community
Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Glasgow by Joseph Jacobs and Isadore Harris, c-1906.
Jewish Population Data
Community founded (first synagogue)
(28 male & 19 female) (The Rise of Provincial Jewry, 1950)
(The Jewish Year Book 1896-7)
(The Jewish Year Book 1900-01)
(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(Shemot, Volume1, #1, Winter 1992)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1951)
(The Jewish Year Book 1986)
(The Jewish Year Book 1992)
(The Jewish Year Book 1994)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)
Other Glasgow Jewish Information
Jewish Telegraph - http://www.jewishtelegraph.com
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