Smithtown

Hard Times In Smithtown

Struggling Suffolk shul cuts Hebrew school, puts building up for sale.

03/13/2012
Staff Writer

Temple Beth Sholom in Smithtown, L.I., which has been struggling financially for years, had to close its Hebrew school earlier this month because it could not pay its teachers.

But the president of the 152-member congregation, Shafer Zeisman, said the leadership is determined to keep the rest of the synagogue functioning with money from the sale of its 32,000-square-foot building, parts of which were built 50 years ago.

Temple Beth Sholom Hebrew school students during a recent Chanukah celebration.
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