Welcome to The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

Come and explore Scotland’s Jewish history

The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre is based in Garnethill Synagogue, the first purpose-built synagogue in Scotland and a beautiful Category A listed building in the heart of Glasgow. Our displays show the development and contribution of the Jewish community to Scotland over the past 200 years, and the Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre provides an opportunity to explore this critical time period in more depth.

“Come with open eyes! Learn about the contribution the Jewish community have made to Glasgow and Scotland.”

Trevor Schuster-Davis –
Congregation member & visitor guide

Guided Tours

School Visits

Events Calendar

Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre

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Who we are

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Volunteering

LATEST NEWS

Doors Open Day 2021 at Garnethill Synagogue

Doors Open Day 2021 at Garnethill Synagogue

On Sunday 19th September, Garnethill Synagogue welcomed visitors as part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Days Festival. This annual event celebrates the city’s architecture, culture & heritage. As last year’s Festival was online due to Covid-19, so we were delighted to...

Book a Guided Synagogue Tour

Book a Guided Synagogue Tour

We are delighted to announce that our guided tour service is now open for booking, with tours beginning on Tuesday 17th August. Come and find out about aspects of Jewish religious practice and way of life, and how the Jewish community have contributed to Scotland over...

Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre Launches!

Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre Launches!

  The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre opens today in Garnethill Synagogue, enabling new audiences to find out about the Category A listed building, unique archive collections and aspects of Scottish Jewish history and culture. Visitors will discover the history...

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Wolfson Family Charitable Trust
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The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Edinburgh
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William Grant Foundation
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