List of Scottish Jews
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See History of the Jews in Scotland for more information.
Academic figures and scientists
- Charlotte Auerbach, geneticist (JYB 1977 p207)
- Philip Cohen, FRS FRSE researcher, academic and Royal Medal winner; based at St Andrews and Dundee.
- David Daiches, writer and literary critic, and father of Jenni Calder
- Jack David Dunitz, chemist
- Alfred Edersheim, Bible scholar
- Charles Frank, maker of scientific instruments.
- Ralph Glasser, psychologist, economist and author of The Gorbals Trilogy
- Professor Sir Abraham Goldberg, Emeritus Regius Professor of the Practice of Medicine, University of Glasgow
- Philip Hobsbaum, academic and literary critic at Glasgow University and an influence on many Scottish writers as diverse as Aonghas MacNeacail and Jeff Torrington
- Peter Kravitz, editor of the compilation, Contemporary Scottish Fiction, and literary critic
- Stefan Reif, professor
- J. M. Robson geneticist and physicist, lived and worked in Edinburgh
- George Sassoon scientist, electronic engineer, linguist, translator and author, buried on Mull, where he spent much of his childhood.
- Leonard Schapiro historian
- Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, contemporary Torah scholar and author
Arts, literature and music
- Jenni Calder, literary figure and daughter of David Daiches
- Ivor Cutler, poet, songwriter and humourist
- Hannah Frank, sculptor (studied under Benno Schotz below)
- Muriel Gray , Author, 'The Tube' presenter.
- Jeremy Isaacs, broadcaster
- Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits (band), co-founder (with brother David) and lead vocalist, lead guitarist
- Macdonald brothers, grandsons of the Hungarian-born English filmmaker Emeric Pressburger
- Isi Metzstein, modernist architect
- Saul Metzstein, director of Late Night Shopping
- Rebecca Pidgeon, actress, singer and songwriter, grew up in Edinburgh.
- Shulman brothers (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound; Gentle Giant), rock musicians, born in Glasgow
- J David Simons, author
- Muriel Spark, writer (e.g. Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
- Scottie Wilson, artist and designer, born in Glasgow
- Eric Woolfson, musician and composer, founding member of The Alan Parsons Project
Business and the professions
- Hazel Cosgrove, Lady Cosgrove first female Court of Session judge
- Esta Henry art and antiques dealer in the 20th century
- Sir Isaac Wolfson businessman and philanthropist
Religious and communal leaders
- Rabbi Cyril Harris, Chief Rabbi of South Africa.
- Rabbi Salis Daiches, father of David Daiches
- Rabbi Shmuel Yitzchak Hillman
- Rabbi Yaakov Benzion Mendelson
- Rabbi Louis Isaac Rabinowitz
- Rabbi Naftoli Shapiro
- Rabbi Nancy Morris, the first female Rabbi in Scotland.
- Ronni Ancona (Sephardi), comedienne (Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 2005, Diary p. 66, "Could there a hint of racial stereotyping in the Almeida's decision to cast two Jewish actors – Ronni Ancona and Henry Goodman – in its upcoming production of The Hypochondriac?")
- Arnold Brown, comedian
- Muriel Gray , Author, 'The Tube' presenter.
People of Scottish-Jewish/Jews of Scottish extraction
- Simon Cowell, British presenter of X Factor.
- David Duchovny, American actor, X-Files etc;
- Isla Fisher, Australian actress, born to Scottish parents, converted to Judaism upon marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen. she has described herself as "quite observant".
- Zarif, singer,
- Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer
- born in Glasgow of an anglophile [sic] Riga Jewish family. Concise Dictionary of National Biography.
- History of the Jews in Scotland
- Deborah Andrews (1992). Annual Obituary, 1991. St. James Pr. ISBN 1-55862-175-X. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "Feature article". culham.ac.uk.
- Freedland, Michael (16 September 2005). "Rabbi Cyril Harris". The Guardian.
- The Sunday Herald interview of Rabbi Morris upon her appointment at Glasgow New Synagogue, dated 14 December 2003[dead link]
- Mcgivern, Mark (22 November 2006). "Mr. Nasty's Mum Defends 'Those Nice McDonald Bros.'". The Daily Record. Retrieved 11 June 2007.
- "David Duchovny DuchovnyNet – Article: A Man and His 'X'". Duchovny.net. 26 October 1997. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "David Duchovny DuchovnyNet – Article: Cult Times 1997". Duchovny.net. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
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- "Isla Fisher maintains she is not a shopaholic | Fashion | Style & Beauty | The Hour | STV Programmes". Video.stv.tv. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "Fisher to marry Baron Cohen 'soon'". Hull Daily Mail. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
- Das, Lina (8 February 2008). "Isla Fisher: My husband Borat is so tall he makes me look like a circus freak". Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
- Hellard, Peta (3 September 2007). "Isla Fisher's pregnant pause". NEWS.com.au. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
- Lipworth, Elaine (19 February 2009). "Fisher: I'm addicted to breastfeeding". Metro. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- theguardian.co.uk New Band of the Day 448: Zarif