Our community had its origins in 1997, as an Edinburgh group affiliated to the Glasgow New Synagogue (GNS). Going back 30 years before that, members of GNS from Edinburgh had held Erev Shabbat services in each others' homes.  Then in 2004 we became a separate community and affiliated to the national movement Liberal Judaism, becoming Sukkat Shalom, Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community. You can find more information about the history of our community in some articles here.


  For more current  information please consult our Community Information Booklet.


AGM to be held on Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 3pm at St Marks Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DP 


Minutes of 2023 AGM

Minutes of 2024 AGM (draft)


Treasurer's report for financial year 2022/23

Report to OSCR on activites for financial year 2022/23


Sukkat Shalom is run by a Council (Membership) which meets regularly with meetings open to all Members. Information for existing or prospective council members can be found here.  The Constitution specifies three officials (Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary) and a Council of up to fifteen members.  The Council delegates much of its work to sub-committees, which can enlist the help of Community Members not on the Council.  This allows us maximum flexibility to devolve the running of the Community to its Members and to appoint others to take on responsibilities not listed in the Constitution. If you are logged in, you can see minutes of past Council meetings and AGMs.

Much of Sukkat Shalom’s business is conducted by its members in this way. In particular, the Religious Affairs Committee organises our services and other sub-committees are Membership, Newsletter, Safeguarding .

We became  a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation in 2012. This does not change our day to day position, but it has several advantages in terms of our legal status.  Our application has been successful and our constitution, originally agreed in 2004 was changed to reflect this and the most recent version can be accessed here or can be obtained from our Secretary.

We publish our annual reports to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator here these include our annual accounts.  The links to them are below:-

OSCR report and accounts 2013-14

OSCR report and accounts 2014-15

OSCR trustees report 2015-16 and accounts 2015-16

OSCR trustees report 2016-17 and accounts 2016-17

OSCR trustees report 2017-18 and accounts 2017-18

OSCR trustees report 2018-19 and accounts 2018-19

OSCR trustees report 2019-20 and accounts 2019-20

 OSCR trustees report 2020-21 and accounts 2020-21

 OSCR trustees report 2021-22  and accounts 2021-22

In May 2018 we reviewed our procedures for holding personal data to ensure that we were compliant with the new General Data Protection legislation. We agreed a privacy policy, which you can read here.