In a Period of Flux, Shul Decides It Needs Change by ProQuest


At 26,800 square feet, the building that houses Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown is plenty big. Too big, in fact. With rising gas prices and a membership base that has shrunk considerably, it's simply too pricey to maintain, say synagogue leaders."We're trying to take lemons and make lemonade," said Rabbi Lisa Malik, who has served the synagogue for the past five years, a time of transformation and reinvention at the shul."B'nai Aaron right now is very much a work in progress," said Rabbi Chaim Gelfand, a member for about four years who's slated to join the board in the fall.

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