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Synagogues in Brockton and Randolph ponder the future after potential Stoughton partner opts out

Ahavath Torah Congregation’s recent decision to pull out of a potential three-way merger with two other synagogues has left Jewish congregations in Brockton and Randolph wondering what they should do next.

For almost two years, the three synagogues — Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton, Temple Beth Emunah in Brockton, and Temple Beth Am in Randolph — had discussed the possibility of joining forces to form a new, super-sized synagogue to serve the area’s Conservative Jewish community. They had hoped to achieve strength by combining their numbers, bolstering declining memberships and financial resources.

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