Toms River Township Passes Ordinance Lowering Space Requirement For Houses of Worship

The Toms River Township Council this evening has passed an ordinance reducing the space needed houses of worship.

The ordinance was in response to a settlement with the Justice Department over allegations that the township code inhibits the exercising of religious freedom by discriminating against houses of worship. The settlement includes reducing the required acreage for houses of worship from 10 acres to 2 acres.

The lawsuit began approximately two years ago, filed by Bais Bracha.

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  1. Does anyone know if this includes schools as well? If it does not toms River will never get a Jewish school infrastructure of its own as to acquire 10 acres is very expensive and in reality totally unnecessary.

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