Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow

16 September 2016 - 19 February 2017

“An engaging exhibition that captures the complexity and diversity of Scottish Jewish life.” The Times of Israel

Explore Scotland’s diverse and complex Jewish community – from Shetland to the Borders – through the lens of award-winning photographer Judah Passow.

The Scottish Jewish community dates back to at least the 1700s and, for the majority of that time, it has been the largest non-Christian community in the country.

It has produced scientists and doctors, judges and Members of Parliament, artists and writers, farmers and foresters, and kilt makers and whisky distillers.

This digital display of 80 photographs explores the story of this community and how it maintains its traditions, while fully embracing Scottish culture. By exploring beyond the major cities, Passow has sought out Jewish life in the least expected of places.

The photographs look at what drives and defines the community as Jews living in Scotland in the 21st century, exploring how it simultaneously acknowledges its heritage, lives in the present, and builds for the future.