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A warm, welcoming service on Saturday morning

If you are in Glasgow on Shabbat, try to make it to the Garnet Hill Synagaogue (29 Hill Street... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Bernard L
The 'Mother' Synagogue of Glasgow

It is a 'wee bit' of a climb as the street name itself suggests but the exercise is worth it... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

If you are in Glasgow on Shabbat, try to make it to the Garnet Hill Synagaogue (29 Hill Street close to the city center) for the Saturday morning service. It starts at 9:15am and the community is warm and welcoming. The service is spirited with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

It is a 'wee bit' of a climb as the street name itself suggests but the exercise is worth it. This Grade A Listed building is one of the UK's top ten historic synagogues. The exterior is striking ; the interior just as impressive. On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is Glasgow's heritage synagogue, beautifully kept and very useful to those who are interested in archival study. Unfortunately it is in a very hilly part of Glasgow and not too easy for disabled people. The synagogue is still used for services though the inner-city...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Very pretty and interesting slice of local history. One of, if not the earliest synagogues in Scotland. Located in Garnethill a quiet area but only a block up from the busy Sauchiehall street. Interesting and often overlooked.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The synagogue was built at the intersection of Garnet Street and Hill Street in 1879. The Hebrew carving above the entrance is from Deuteronomy 32:12. The quote is about Moses. The English translation is “God alone led him, and there was no strange god with...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

The BFM visited the Garnethill Synagogue in Hill Street, Glasgow 3. 0141 332 4151 www.garnethill.org.uk This is a fine example of a Victorian styled synagogue which was opened on September 9th 1879. It is ornately decorated inside and out, with intricately designed and finished stained...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2014

visited during the Glasgow Open Doors day , magnificent building , fascinating to hear about the Jewish traditions from very pleasant guides . Interesting archives as well , thoroughly enjoyable visit ,made so welcome .

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

I visited the synagogue on glasgow doors open day. It is a really interesting building and lovely to look at inside and out and the lady who was conducting the tour was really informative. There was also quite a large exhibition downstairs which told us...More

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