HuffPost Detroit's David Sands reports that activity at the Issac Agree Downtown Synagogue is increasing. A good sign for the Griswald St. religious center -- and downtown.
Excerpt: (The downtown location) has served as the focal point of a resurgent Jewish community. It's a rather remarkable development, because not long ago Detroit's last free-standing synagogue was on the verge of shutting down.
The recent transformation has been dramatic. The congregation now has 250 member units -- a figure that includes both individuals and families -- and its Friday evening and Saturday morning services regularly draw around 40 people. In addition, Isaac Agree now hosts regular Thursday morning services, Torah studies, Hebrew lessons and a wide array of other programming.
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