It's now unclear just how long services will continue to be held at B'nai [Aaron]. It's also uncertain, at this point, whether Rabbi Lisa Malik. B'nai Aaron's religious leader since 2004, will have a position at the merged congregation."We're not crazy. If we felt there was a merger option that really made sense for us, we certainly would consider this," he said, adding that "any merger that takes us too far away from where we are and who we are isn't worth doing."Locally, the United Synagogue is working to identify "congregations in transition" that may be in need of assistance, and is planning a series of workshops called "Synagogues at a Crossroads," according to Kathy Elias, director of United Synagogue's Mid-Atlantic district.
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