Monday, October 17, 2005

Lakewood's non-orthodox Temples to sell

Manifest Destiny:

Asbury Park Press

Temple Beth Am and Congregation Ahavat Shalom are in discussions to sell their well-placed real estate...

The quiet discussions may be close to completion, but representatives from both synagogues declined to comment last week."I wouldn't say "in negotiations,' " said Rabbi Stephen D. Gold, who leads Temple Beth Am, Lakewood's only Reform Jewish temple. "We've received offers. We're just sorting through it right now."

Interest in the two buildings is not surprising, considering Beth Am fronts Route 9 at the corner of Carey Street. Ahavat Shalom, Lakewood's only affiliated Conservative synagogue, sits along Forest Avenue at 11th Street....

Lakewood's population boom in recent years has been dominated by senior citizens, Latino immigrants and Orthodox Jews. The changing fabric of the township's population has not brought enough young Reform and Conservative families to Beth Am and Ahavat Shalom, Singer said...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
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