Or Chadash, Temple Emanu-El explore merger

In an era when non-Orthodox synagogues throughout the country have seen membership decline, two Reform synagogues in Tucson, Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Or Chadash, are considering joining forces. Temple Emanu-El, established in 1910, is the oldest synagogue in Arizona, while Or Chadash is celebrating its 25th year. After more than a year of exploration, last month both congregations approved a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding, signaling the willingness of the parties to move forward. Key elements of the MOU include that … Continue reading Or Chadash, Temple Emanu-El explore merger