PRESS RELEASE – January 4, 2018



First Mahwah Council Representative to change stance on Township’s inclusion in the Eruv

Bergen County, New Jersey (January 4, 2018) Yesterday, Mahwah Councilman David May formally proposed to the Bergen County Freeholders that utility companies and eruv associations should “work towards a county-wide eruv” including all of Mahwah, which would enable Jewish adherents to carry objects and push strollers / wheelchairs on the Sabbath and Yom Kippur throughout Mahwah, Upper Saddle River and Montvale, as well as other locations in Bergen County.

Earlier this summer, Mahwah’s Council President wrote via Facebook that “the goal is to have everybody working together to make sure our poles stay clean in Mahwah”. The Township is currently a defendant in two federal court lawsuits brought by the State of NJ and a Jewish group requesting an eruv in a small section of the township.

Mr. May is the first Mahwah councilman to signal a stance welcoming the Township’s inclusion in the eruv.

A video of his remarks to the Bergen County Freeholders can be seen here:

“We hope to see Mahwah’s Council President, Robert Hermansen join Mr. May in supporting Mahwah’s inclusion in the eruv,” said Keith Kaplan who runs Hermansen’s comments earlier this summer requesting help “keeping our poles clean” have given support to residents who believe preventing an eruv will stop Jewish residents in Rockland county from moving into the Township.

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PRESS RELEASE (Eruv Litigation) 01-04-2018

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