Van Cortlandt Jewish Center

Paradise In Twilight

A West Bronx shul may close, and an era along with it.

01/22/2013
Associate Editor

“It gets late early” in the Bronx, said Yogi Berra. The Bronx had more Jews than Israel in 1948, and likely more shuls than Jerusalem, but, within 15 years, those who stayed, stayed too late. The borough “changed.”

The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, celebrated when it opened in 1965, has fewer than 100 members. Michael Datikash
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