Synagogue Memberships

Low-Cost L.I. Start-ups Fueling Anger

Are new congregations ‘undermining community’ or meeting families’ needs? Suffolk Y caught in crossfire.
08/20/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Since opening its doors two years ago, Temple Shalom of Woodbury, L.I., has held Hebrew school classes in its part-time rabbi’s law offices in Plainview. Membership dues are a bargain basement $360; there is no building fund.

Temple Beth David's Rabbi Beth Klafter charges Temple Shalom's Rabbi Alan Stein with attempting to poach her members.
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