The New Jersey Office has successfully counseled various communities to amicably resolve zoning violations that were alleged to have violated RLUIPA, the landmark federal law that allows Houses of Worship to avoid undue restrictions.
The New Jersey Office of Agudath Israel remains committed to working with the State legislator to providing a robust special education program for needy students here in New Jersey. Agudah is proud to have successfully led the effort to increase the per-pupil funding for special education funding in 2021, the first such increase in a decade.
The New Jersey Office of Agudath Israel is vigilant in its mission to ensure Orthodox Jews are not illegally discriminated against. To that end, we are currently engaged in litigation against Jackson Township, New Jersey for its alleged violations of RLUIPA in denying Yeshivos the necessary permits to reside in Jackson Township. The United States Department of Justice has filed parallel lawsuits against the Township as well. The New Jersey Office has worked together with the Attorney General’s office to have hateful speech removed from online platforms, and continues to monitor the situation and take appropriate action to ensure that anti-Semitism does not gain a foothold in New Jersey.