Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC)

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) was founded in 1987, and is based in the lower floor of Garnethill Synagogue, adjacent to the Heritage Centre. The SJAC collects a wide range of material relating to Jewish life in Scotland since the 1700s, including synagogue minute books and registers, photographs, oral histories, personal papers, war medals, works of art and records of Jewish businesses and organisations. The SJAC hold copies of records from the 17 Jewish cemeteries in Scotland and can give access to the Family Tree of Scottish Jewry database, with information on over 100,000 Scottish Jews. There is a research facility on site, which can be booked by appointment, or enquiries can be made by email:

To find out more about the collection or to make an enquiry, see

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