A long-running synagogue in Kew Gardens, N.Y., officially changed its name to Anshe Sholom Chabad, reflecting its embrace of Orthodox liturgy and practice, as well as its merger with Chabad-Lubavitch of the Gardens-Forest Hills.

Previously known as the Kew Gardens Anshe Sholom Jewish Center, in recent years the synagogue suffered from a decline in membership. In February it amended its constitution to conform with Orthodox strictures.

Following the congregation's March 28 name change, Chabad-Lubavitch of the Gardens took up the responsibility for coordinating the synagogue's programming and running its prayer services; Rabbi Mordechai Hecht, the center's co-director, is the synagogue's new rabbi.

Upcoming programs at the synagogue include a summer camp, Hebrew school, preschool, adult education classes and a host of Jewish and cultural events. ...