During this time of lockdown, can you help the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre build up its knowledge base and collections?
We are asking if you can write something for us on one of three themes. Ideally one or two pages would be fine. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre at Garnethill Synagogue, 129 Hill Street, Glasgow G3 6UB. Photographs and documents are welcomed, or high resolution scans (which we can make for you when the Centre is open again and return your originals if you wish). Don’t forget to include your name and contact details!
The three themes are:
1 Your Jewish family’s immigration story:
Who were the first in your family to come to Scotland? Was it your grandparents, great grandparents? What were their names? When did they arrive here? Where did they come from? Where did they live in Scotland when they arrived? Did they find work here? Did they get married here? (when/where). What schools did the children in the family attend? Were they members of any synagogue? Any Jewish organisations?
2 Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary School’s memories:
Did you attend or teach at Calderwood Lodge? What years? Who were your teachers? Do you remember any activities or events in the school when you were there which you enjoyed (or didn’t!)?
3 Lockdown experiences:
We are compiling a collection about the Jewish community’s response to the coronavirus and we will add communications from synagogues, organisations etc. But we also want personal experiences. How did the virus and the lockdown affect you and your family? How did you feel about staying at home? What events were cancelled? How did it affect your work, your business, your children’s education? What did you miss most during this period?
We look forward to hearing from you!