N.J. town bans dorms as Orthodox Jewish population grows, report says

JACKSON – The township council voted unanimously on Thursday night to ban the construction of dormitories within the township, the Asbury Park Press reported.

The vote comes in the wake of other nearby communities either rejecting proposed yeshivas, banning real estate solicitation and other development projects as the Orthodox Jewish population in nearby Lakewood skyrockets.

An ordinance approved by the council unilaterally banned living quarters that would be “operated as an accessory use to a school, college, university, boarding school, convent, monastery, non-profit educational institution, religious order, or other. “

A second approved ordinance restricted public and private school development to …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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