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: Shabbat Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services

& Havdalah are all now a mixture of in-person and online via Zoom.


We welcome visitors to any services, but please get in touch to get

access details. We use the Liberal Judaism service book, Siddur Lev Chadash.The text will be shared online for zoom services. 

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

 Information about the charities we have selected for our Yom Kippur Appeal and how to make your donation can be read here

We have received a New Year message from the CEOs of the Liberal and Reform movement with details of their plans for a new progressive movement for the UK, Read it here. 


-----------------  Statement on the Gaza Situation  -----------------


Last Saturday, we celebrated Simchat Torah with many members of our community, including our cheder children. What started as a joyous day subsequently turned to one of horror when we learnt of the terrible attack by Hamas. We, as the co-chairs of Sukkat Shalom, Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, condemn the actions of Hamas which certainly amount to war crimes.

One of our designated charities for our Kol Nidrei appeal this year is "Combatants for Peace", and it is even more important at times like this that we support such organisations. As we supported them before Simchat Torah, so we continue to support them and their words today, when they explain that they are an "organization of ex-combatant Israelis and Palestinians, men and women, who have laid down their weapons and rejected all means of violence. We are working together to end the occupation of Palestine, bring just peace to the land, and demonstrate that Israelis and Palestinians can work and live together." As far away as it may seem, we hope and pray that such a time comes soon.


Sue Bard     
Maurice Naftalin     
Nick Silk 

(Co-chairs, Sukkat Shalom Edinburgh)    



*  *  *  * July - August 2024 / Tammuz - Av 5784 *  *  *  





Please Pray for the victims of the


attacks in Israel and Gaza.




We pray for ALL the victims and


for their families.







Friday 26th July / 22nd Tammuz




Erev Shabbat Service




at 7.00 p.m. / 19.00 hrs



Online only









Saturday 27th July / 21st Tammuz



Shabbat Morning Service



at 11.00 a.m. / 11.00 hrs



online ONLY







Friday 2nd August / 27th Tammuz




Kabbalat Shabbat Service




At 6.00 p.m. / 18.00 hrs




Online ONLY








Monday 5th August / 1st Av




Rosh Chodesh Av




[Photo: Rosh Chodesh Temple Israel]






Friday 9th August / 5th Av


Erev Shabbat Service


at 6.30 p.m. / 18.30 hrs


Marchmont St Giles Parish Church Centre


1a Kilgraston Road


Edinburgh EH9 2DW


(N.B. Alternative venue)







Saturday 10th August / 6th Av



Shabbat Morning Service



at 11.00 a.m. / 11.00 hrs



Online ONLY










 We Pray for Peace 



for Everyone!