Synagogue newsletters and bulletins tend not to be preserved – they get thrown away. The articles are often just recirculated from other publications or of mediocre quality. However, these newsletters and magazines are records that demonstrate the Jewish life of that community and the advertisements demonstrate support of the members. Here are some scans from a well-preserved 61-year old Bulletin for the Giffnock and Newlands Hebrew Congregation in Glasgow.
From my1960 Jewish Year Book, which contains 1959 information, the Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue had 750 seatholders. The Rabbi was A. L. Rubinstein. The Readers were Rev. P. Copperman and Rev. M. I. Bromberg. The Honorary Secretary of the Shul was J. L. Benson.
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Thankfully, most of the bulletins and magazines of this congregation – and most of the congregations in Scotland – are preserved at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre in Glasgow (www.sjac.org.uk)