Welcome to Sukkat Shalom, the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community

Our aim: to provide services and activities which embody our values, strengthen our Liberal Jewish identity and cater for the wide diversity of our members’ faith, practice and support needs.

Our services: we hold Erev Shabbat services on the second Friday of each month, and Shabbat morning service two weeks later. On other weekends we hold an early evening Kabbalat Shabbat service.  We welcome visitors to any services but, if you plan to come, please get in touch to give us your contact details. We use the Liberal Judaism service book (copies are available) and we can help you to follow if you are unfamiliar with our liturgy​.


Full details of all Sukkat Shalom events and services with times and venues (we don't have our own shul) can be found by following this link to our diary page.

To contact us: go to our contact page or phone 0131 777 8024


February 2016 / Shevat-Adar I 5776

* * * * *  This Week * * * * *

Friday 5th February 2016 / 26th Shevat 5776


Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6.15 p.m.


at Marchmont St Giles Centre, 1a Kilgraston Road EH9 2DW


  * * * * * Next Week * * * * *


Friday 12th February 2016 / 3rd Adar I 5776


Erev Shabbat Service at 7.00 p.m.


at Marchmont St Giles Centre, 1a Kilgraston Road EH9 2DW


Our Erev Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Mark Solomon.  

This Service is our 'contribution' to the Middle Eastern Festival of Spirituality and Peace so we are hoping to welcome many visitors to our service

       * * * * * Recent Events   * * * * *


Wednesday 27th January


Holocaust Memorial Day

This year's theme is


"Don't Stand By" 







Saturday 30th January 2016 / 20th Shevat 5776


 Shabbat Morning Service at 11.00 a.m.


in Columcille Centre 2 Newbattle Terrace EH10 4RT

Sunday 24th January 24th 2016 / 14th Shevat 5776


 Tu B'Shevat Seder at 6.00 p.m.


followed by a bring and share supper


         in Columcille Centre 2 Newbattle Terrace EH10 4RT


* * * * * Chanukah! * * * * *



Many people celebrated with us at our


Grand Chanukah Party


which was held on Saturday 12th December!


The party with children's games was followed by Havdalah and the Chanukiot Lighting (see pics)


Everyone joined in with a "Pot-luck" Supper afterwards.


It was a really enjoyable occasion.




* * * * * Some of our Previous Events * * * * *

 * * * * * Mitzvah Day * * * * *


22nd November 2015

The project for Mitzvah Day took place at The Hollies, one of the three houses at Tiphereth in Edinburgh's Colinton area, which is part of the International Camphill Movement - ten of these are in Scotland.



Tiphereth is a community which has among its residents adults with learning disabilities. The day was kindly organised by Susan Bard (formerly Gutteridge) and Helen Zollinger (who took the photos). Everyone worked alongside the house parents who had planned the day so that best use was made of the time.


Activities were tree felling, pond clearing, weeding and mulching flower beds and borders, pruning and general garden tidying. It was hard physical work but was tackled energetically and enthusiastically by seventeen members of the Sukkat Shalom Community!




There were tea, coffee, scones and home-made jam on hand all day which really kept everyone's energy and spirits up! Fortunately it was a day with good weather.


   You can see by the smiles on people's faces just how much everyone enjoyed the day!

Photos: Helen Zollinger


The work done by the team was very much appreciated by the residents and house parents of The Hollies! It is just possible that there may be another opportunity to continue the good work later this year. I am sure everyone would look forward to seeing the results of their labours during the Summer months!


                                 A huge "Thank you" to everyone who took part!

World-Wide there were 37,000 Volunteers for Mitzvah Day 2015

Anyone for this year's Mitzvah Day 2016?