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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Garnethill Refugee Trail

LATEST NEWS

The SJHC celebrates its first year!

The SJHC celebrates its first year!

The 27th July 2022 marks the first anniversary of the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre, and what a year it has been! This short film includes some of our achievements from the past twelve months.

Book Now! Guided Walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail

Book Now! Guided Walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail

Join us on a guided walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail on Sunday 10th April, led by staff from the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre and Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. The trail reveals places in Garnethill that are connected with Jewish refugees who came to Glasgow...

Trailblazers! Garnethill Refugee Trail Launches

Trailblazers! Garnethill Refugee Trail Launches

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...

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