Dispute over ‘secret’ plans to rent out former shul

A DISPUTE has split the Giffnock Newton Mearns Synagogue council.

The issue surrounds plans to dispose of the empty premises which formerly housed the Newton Mearns Synagogue in Larchfield Avenue.

The Jewish Telegraph understands the trustees are on the verge of agreeing a rental agreement with a fringe Hindu group.

The details have not been made public and this alleged lack of transparency has angered some of the congregants, including former Giffnock chairman Jeffrey Jesner.

Mr Jesner, who was a leading figure in the merger of the two shuls, has emailed members asking them to support a special general meeting to force the trustees to reveal their plans.

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