BBC News, “The Jewish anarchists fighting to save Langside synagogue”

For decades after it opened in 1927, Langside Synagogue was a hub for a vibrant Jewish community in the southside of Glasgow.

But as Jewish residents moved away, congregations dwindled and it closed its doors for the final time five years ago.

Now a new diverse Jewish community has moved into the Govanhill area intent on saving the building from redevelopment by its new private owners.

In the absence of a dedicated place of worship, they have been holding religious services in their homes.

And they are campaigning for the reopening of the synagogue, near Queen’s Park, which they fear will be converted into flats.

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