Furlong Synagogue Find ‘Outpouring of Support’ From Community in Order to Keep Property
A synagogue in Bucks County recently found a large amount of support from their community, allowing them to stay in the area. Jarrad Saffren wrote about the local synagogue for the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent.
Temple Judea, located at 38 Rogers Road in Furlong, saw its future in the area in jeopardy due to high property prices and a drop in attendance. Donations from congregation members and others involved in nearby Jewish religious centers donated the funds necessary to keep the property, as well as funding fees for those running the synagogue.
“To make the synagogue a place where people come besides services,” said Len Saffren, the synagogue’s President. “It’s a way for people to develop connections and friendships. That’s the way you maintain membership.”
Those who donated said that they wanted to see the synagogue, and the Jewish community of Bucks County, continue to thrive in the area.
Read more about the synagogue in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent.
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