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Temples Confront Changing Times

Members of the Bayside Jewish Center remember a time when hundreds of local families attended Saturday services and more than 300 children enrolled in Hebrew school classes.

But these days, many wonder how much longer the 32nd Avenue temple can keep its doors open when a minyan, the group of 10 men required to hold a prayer session, is a struggle to form, and talks of a merger mean the congregation may have to sell its building.

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