By Brad Segall
DOYLESTOWN TWP, Pa. (CBS) – Sunday is a big day for a reform synagogue in Bucks County. Temple Judea is moving from its building in Doylestown Borough to a brand new location in Doylestown Township.
The move will be marked with a long-time Jewish tradition of carrying the Torah scrolls from the old synagogue to the new building.
Members of the congregation will make the two and a half mile trek to Rogers Road after first having a service at the building on Swamp Road.
Rabbi Mitchell Delcau says it can be an emotional time for many people.
“So we try to honor that with a service that is a remembering. It’s a time for those long time members to reflect and to think of all of the wonderful times they’ve shared in this spiritual space,” says Delcau.
They’ve been in their current location since the late sixties, but with the Jewish population growing in the central Bucks County area they simply ran out of room and needed a larger location. Membership is nearly 300 families.
They hope to sell the old building.