Welcome to The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
Discover 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.
Opened in 1879, Garnethill Synagogue is a stunning example of high Victorian architecture. It still has an active congregation and is also the home of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. You can visit by booking to join one of our weekly guided tours. We also run a varied programme of events, and welcome school visits.
“Come with open eyes! Learn about the contribution the Jewish community have made to Glasgow and Scotland.”
Trevor Schuster-Davis –
Congregation member & visitor guide
Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre
Who we are
Garnethill Refugee Trail
The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre held a special event for schools on the 23rd January, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Thirty-nine pupils plus teachers from six secondary schools from East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow attended. The event...
We are pleased to be hosting the Goethe-Institut Glasgow for the first part of their two-day event, "Remembering the Kindertransport". On Wednesday 31st January at 6pm, join us for an opportunity to view original material from the Scottish Jewish Archive Centre,...
The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre (SJHC) is looking for a part-time Learning & Admin Assistant to join our team! The Learning & Admin Assistant will work directly with schools, delivering school visits and liaising with schools to plan and organise their...
Please note that this event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre is excited to announce that we will be hosting a special event for secondary school pupils...
Join us for a talk on the subject of Jewish refugee history in Garnethill, as part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2023! Due to Glasgow Doors Open Days taking place over Rosh Hashanah this year, we will not be opening our doors to the public as usual, but are...