Jewish congregations merge
by Staff Writer
Rabbi Michael Shields will lead the new congregation of more than 175 families. The transition should happen over the summer. Organizers plan to officially launch the unified congregation during the Jewish High Holidays in the fall. Changes will include a new name, branding, merged boards, a combined religious school and affiliation with the Union for Reformed Judaism.
For more information on the existing organizations, visit www.lakenormanjc.org and www.bslkn.org.