Different Faiths Share Space in Smithtown

After selling their facility, Temple Beth Sholom will share a space with First Presbyterian Church.

In an effort to sustain the congregation after selling Temple Beth Sholom, Cantor Judy Merrick reached out to First Presbyterian Church to ask if they could share a space to hold religious services.

According to a report in Newsday, the church was quick to share their space, which they already lend to a group of Korean Presbyterians.

Merrick hopes to draw in more worshippers at the new location. First Presbyterian’s pastor, Rev. James Hulsey, doesn’t plan on charging Merrick for the first three months in order to first determine if the Temple has enough support from the congregation in the new location.

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littleShamrock July 06, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I wish the world would get along like this ... ! Its sad to lose a temple but its a blessing to still have a home!
new guy July 08, 2012 at 11:27 AM
I agree Ruth little shamrock....good outcome to a local story.
new guy July 08, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Meant to type"with"
Truth4u July 17, 2012 at 03:31 PM
So sad that mismanagement by temple leadership has led to the demise of this once thriving community. It is the cantor who is trying to create a business by dealing with the church, not the Temple Board. They have been in disussion with Lubavitch and other temples for the sale of the building.


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