Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Scottish Jewish Archives open day, 2013.

The Scottish Jewish Archive Centre is a community archive, based in Glasgow, Scotland, with collections covering all aspects of Scottish Jewish life.

Archive Description

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) opened in 1987 as a national heritage, information and research centre, dedicated to preserving Scotland’s Jewish heritage. It collects historic material relating to the experiences of Jewish people in Scotland over the past 200 years. The Centre aims to document, preserve, exhibit and publish aspects of the collections and make them available to the public.

SJAC is housed at Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow. Opened in 1879, Garnethill Synagogue is Scotland’s oldest synagogue and the SJAC is currently working with the Garnethill Synagogue Preservation Trust to create a Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre that will incorporate a Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre.

Access Information

The archive is open to members of the public, but access must be arranged by appointment by email: or by visiting the SJAC contact page.

Visitors from outside the United Kingdom are required to bring photographic identification to access the archive.

If you are unable to visit the archive personally, enquiries can be made via email to

Digital Content

The SJAC has a growing collection of digitised material which can be viewed on the website.

Street Address

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Garnethill Synagogue
129 Hill Street
G3 6UB

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