New home for Portland synagogue

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Rabbis Carolyn Braun, right, of Temple Beth El, and Gary Berenson of Etz Chaim Synagogue carry torahs Sunday from Portland’s Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue on Noyes Street to the congregation’s new home at Temple Beth El on Deering Avenue. The Noyes Street synagogue, which was deconsecrated and will become the home of Portland Community Squash, is moving into smaller quarters at Temple Beth El. Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 on Newbury Street. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

Community members dance to celebrate Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue’s new home at Temple Beth El on Deering Avenue in Portland on Sunday, Aug. 21, while Rabbi Gary Berenson of Etz Chaim Synagogue holds a torah carried from the deconsecrated Noyes Street synagogue. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

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