JUST IN: Agudath Israel Hails Jackson Township Council Vote on House of Worship Zoning Ordinance

Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office applauds tonight’s historic vote by the Jackson Township Council to lower the zoning threshold required for a house of worship from two acres to one acre for most areas of the town.

Tonight’s vote will finally provide worshippers in Jackson Township, including Orthodox Jewish residents, the ability to pray in houses of worship without an unrealistic burden placed on them by the municipality.

Agudath Israel of America has been advocating for years on behalf of the rights of the thousands of families residing in Jackson Township, who have expressed their concern about the difficulty of establishing places of worship in the town.

“This vote is a giant step forward for religious rights in Jackson, New Jersey,” Rabbi Avi Schnall, director of Agudah’s New Jersey Office, said.

“This will allow the growing Orthodox population in Jackson to freely exercise their religious rights,” Rabbi Schnall added.

Rabbi Schnall also thanked Jackson Mayor Mike Reina, whom he credited with ensuring an ordinance be presented that will be beneficial for all Jackson residents.

“Mayor Reina’s leadership over the last few months is what enabled us to reach this this point,” Rabbi Schnall said.

 “The mayor has been the driver behind this ordinance and we look forward to working with him on similar issues in the years to come.”

Agudath Israel also extends its gratitude to Jackson Council President Martin Flemming, along with the rest of the councilmembers, for their votes tonight and all their assistance on this particular issue leading up to this point.

Agudath Israel looks forward to the final passage of this ordinance, which is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Mobile MVC Coming To Jackson July 2 [LINK TO REGISTER]

The New Jersey Mobile MVC will be stationed outside...

Brookwood 4 Park To Receive Major Upgrades, Including New Play Structures, Shaded Seating Area

Woodlane Park in Jackson's Brookwood 4 development is set...

Torah Perspectives: A Yid’s Response to the Challenge of Antisemitism Today [VIDEO]

Agudath Israel of America has introduced a compelling new...

MAILBAG: Following Daas Torah Doesn’t Mean Putting Lives In Danger Is Acceptable

To the people of Lakewood, We can do better! Our...