Labour leader visits Jewish community

Rabbi Rubin, Ken, Kezia and Ephraim Borowski
Rabbi Rubin, Ken, Kezia and Ephraim Borowski

Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale MSP joined local Eastwood MSP Ken Macintosh for a meeting with members of Scotland’s Jewish community in Giffnock this week.

Ms Dugdale joined Mr Macintosh on a visit to Giffnock Synagogue. After touring the Synagogue with Rabbi Rubin, Kezia and Ken met with local leaders from the Jewish Community.

The MSPs met with representatives from Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Student Chaplaincy, Jewish Care Scotland and Cosgrave Care.

Speaking after the visit, Ms Dugdale said: “It was important to meet with representatives of Scotland’s Jewish Community and learn more about some of the issues the community are facing.

“Scottish Labour has a proud history of standing up for all Scots and for championing a more tolerant, open and equal society for all. I want to make it clear to all those from Scotland’s Jewish Community that under my leadership, Scottish Labour will continue to break down barriers and condemn all forms of discrimination”

Eastwood MSP Ken Macintosh said: “The Jewish community have contributed so much to East Renfrewshire and to Scotland but the recent rise in anti-Semitism has made this a testing time for many. Kezia’s visit to the synagogue in Giffnock was an opportunity to hear about the history of the community and to discover more about some of the current challenges, from schooling to care for older people.”