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Temple Judea of Bucks County plans 60th anniversary celebration


Temple Judea of Bucks County will mark its 60th anniversary, March 29, with a special Shabbat Service that begins at 7 p.m.

Led by Cantor Paul Frimark and featuring the Temple Judea Choir, the service will be followed by a celebratory Oneg Shabbat.

There also will be a photo display of Temple Judea through the years and an opportunity to reminisce. In addition, there will be some short speeches by the congregation’s current president and a past president.

Temple Judea was founded in 1959 as the first Reform synagogue in Bucks County and the first synagogue in Doylestown. It began with just 15 families and today has approximately 200.

The congregation moved into its first dedicated building in 1967, a location on Swamp Road in which the congregation spent 40 years.

One of the speakers at its dedication was Bucks County resident and bestselling author James A. Michener.

The congregation moved into its present home at 38 Rodgers Road in Furlong on Jan. 6, 2013.

The 60th-anniversary celebration is free and open to the public. Although not required, an RSVP to or 215-348-5022 is appreciated.