SJAC’s diverse collections include old Synagogue minute books and registers, membership lists, photographs, oral histories, testimonies, annual reports of communal organisations, books of Scottish Jewish interest, friendly society regalia, personal papers, war medals, ceremonial keys, newspapers, magazines, trophies, plaques, paintings and sculptures, immigration and naturalisation papers, passports and correspondence. We also hold copies of records of all of the 17 Jewish cemeteries in Scotland, indexed on our computer database. We have a computer database of almost 40,000 Scottish Jews. Information is constantly being added to this database, which includes information from over 70 sources such as cemetery lists, synagogue registers, charity subscription lists and census records.



Link to the Theatre Collection


Link to the Serving Their Country Collection

Their Country

Link to the Migration Collection


Link to the Refugee Period Collection

Refugee Period

Link to the Religious Life Collection

Religious Life

Link to the Art Collection


Link to the Soviet Jewry Collection

Soviet Jewry

Link to the Scottish Communities Collection

Jewish Communities

Link to the Women Collection


Link to the Wider Relations Collection

Relations with the
Wider Community