A new and very handsome synagogue - Garnethill Synagogue 1879

An exhibition on Scotland’s oldest synagogue and the people who built it. Find out about some of the early congregation members, and the roots of the community organisations related to Garnethill Synagogue.

A New and Very Handsome Synagogue

Introduction

This online exhibition explores the background to the opening of Garnethill Synagogue in 1879. Find out about some of the groups and activities connected with the synagogue and learn about some of the early members of the congregation.

A New and Very Handsome Synagogue

Community

Although Garnethill Synagogue was the only synagogue in Glasgow when it opened in 1879, other congregations were soon formed in the Gorbals in the 1880s. and 1890s, as many Jewish immigrants settled in the city and the Glasgow Jewish community rapidly expanded.