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
Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre
Who we are
Garnethill Refugee Trail
The hidden Holocaust-era history of the Garnethill area of Glasgow is revealed in a new heritage walking trail from the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre. Using collections from the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, the trail showcases buildings connected with Jewish...
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...
The entrance courtyard to the Centre has benefitted from the addition of a new bench, which has been given by Lodge Montefiore and is dedicated to the memory of Gerald Levin (1932-2016). Gerald was Depute Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and Honorary Life...
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...
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...