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Garnethill Synagogue

Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

   
 

Page created: 12 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 13 October 2016

Congregation Data

Name:

Garnethill Synagogue

Former and Alternative Name:

Glasgow Hebrew Congregation

Address:

129 Hill Street (previously known as 29 Garnet Street), Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6UG
(built 1879 - Glasgow's first purpose-built synagogue).

Current Status:

Active - the only remaining synagogue in Glasgow's City Centre.

Services held on the Sabbath morning and Festival.

Since 1986, the Synagogue has also been the home of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (http://www.sjac.org.uk)

Founded:

1879

Prior till then, commencing from 1823, the community, generally referred to as Glasgow Hebrew Congregation, prayed at a number of successive premises  - see Glasgow's Early Synagogues.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Unions and Affiliations:

From 1886/7 until 1898, the Garnethill Synagogue was the main synagogue in a synagogue union with Main Street Synagogue (in Glasgow's Gorbals), pursuant to which latter became the South Side Branch of the union.

From 1896 until 1906, Garnethill Synagogue was the leading synagogue in United Synagogue of Glasgow.

Web Site:

http://garnethill.org.uk

Membership Data:

1896 - 160 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896-7)
1900 - 141 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-01)
1909 - 160 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1910)
1938 - 350 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1939)
1946 - 450 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1947)
1950 - 600 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1951)

Cemeteries:

The Database of the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society, affiliated to JCR-UK, includes burial records of members of this congregation.

(See Glasgow Cemetery Information on Glasgow home page.)


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Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page

 

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