Giffnock Shul is the largest Shul in Scotland with a membership of around 800. It includes a Banqueting Suite which can host functions up to 230 people and a Reception Hall which can accommodate up to 100. Both areas are available for hire for private functions, social events, organisational meetings and public forums.
The complex also houses a suite of rooms on the upper level used by various organisations including the JCC, UJIA, Glasgow Representative Council, Scojec, JNF KKL Scotland and others. The lower ground houses the Beth Medraish in which daily services take place and the Communal Mikveh.
Educational classes on a wide variety of subjects from learning to read Hebrew or speaking Ivrit to Talmudic Shiurim are available and there is a wide variety of books available from the Shul library.
The Synagogue is home to the beautiful stained glass windows designed by John Clark and originally commissioned by Queens Park Hebrew Congregation. The windows depict Shabbat and the various festivals. They may be viewed by arrangement with the Synagogue office. In the near future they will be accompanied by the Clarkston stained glass windows to be located on the upper foyer area of the ladies gallery. The Shul is always happy to welcome visitors. If you are planning to come to Giffnock, please check the website for details of accommodation and food.