Temple Ner Simcha is taking a leap of faith.
The 3-year-old synagogue based in Westlake Village announced last week that it would no longer charge membership dues or for tickets to attend High Holiday services—a break from a long-held, non-Orthodox tradition in the United States.
“The idea for us is every Jew is part of the community and every Jew should have a home, period,” said Rabbi Michael Barclay, spiritual leader of Ner Simcha (The Light of Joy).
Barclay said he&r...
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