Youth Is Served for an Aging Congregation.
By JENNIFER MEDINA.
YONKERS - The fate of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center might have been easily predicted. Members of the congregation were aging and membership was steadily declining. There was no sign of a revival.
Rabbi Rigoberto Emanuel Viñas might have seemed an unlikely savior.
The differences between the rabbi and the synagogue's members were plenty. He was Orthodox, they were not. At 34, he was young enough to be their son. His Cuban family traced their roots to Spain, while the American-born congregants were almost all descendants of Eastern Europeans...