Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha and Congregation Dor Hadash have entered into a new, three-year lease, agreeing to share the synagogue and grounds located at Wilkins and Shady avenues, according to Michael Eisenberg, president of TOL*OLS, a Conservative congregation.
While Dor Hadash has been located at the TOL*OLS facility since 2010, the Reconstructionist congregation had announced in August that it would be moving to Congregation Beth Shalom.
Ellen Surloff, president of Dor Hadash, declined to elaborate on the reason for the change of plans.
New Light Congregation, which identifies as Conservative, recently moved into the TOL*OLS building as well.
With Dor Hadash remaining in the building, the three congregations will form “a new metropolitan model of fruitful coexistence,” Eisenberg wrote in a letter to his congregation.
“We have negotiated logistical arrangements which allow each congregation to preserve its independent identity and enjoy its own dedicated space, while also providing multiple opportunities to share in one another’s programing. It is an exciting proposition,” Eisenberg wrote. PJC
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