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Greater Rockland

"Adas Yoshuron�s building was purchased from the Advent Christian Church in 1912 by a handful of Jewish immigrants. The original congregation numbered 31 families. Membership fluctuated around 20 or fewer families in the 1930s through the late 1950s, and has recently grown to more than 70 memberships. Although the congregation was originally Orthodox, in 1975 it voted to become a Conservative synagogue. Then, in 2004, Adas Yoshuron hired its first full-time rabbi in more than 60 years, Rabbi Amita Jarmon. After spending almost 5 years with the congregation, Rabbi Jarmon moved to Israel in 2009 and Adas Yoshuron now functions with a visiting rabbi, Rabbi Natan Margalit, and lay leaders" -- Adas Yoshuron website (Sept 2014)