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Hasidic Jewish organization, Friends of Lubavitch, which runs the Jewish outreach program, Chabad, serving Towson-area college students, built the building addition in and has been locked in a legal battle with the community over zoning and land covenants ever since.
After a Circuit Court ruling to tear the structure down and a series of appeal decisions affirming that ruling, Chabad is taking the case public with a crowdfunding page on the website Charidy. House or religious center?
Debate over Chabad of Towson facility spans more than 4 years "Eighty years after Kristallnacht, [a night in November during which German Nazis torched synagogues and vandalized Jewish homes, killing ] a Rabbi's home and a home for thousands of Jewish students is slated for destruction," the organization said in a document attached to the fundraising page.
Paul Hartman, a plaintiff in the case as part of the neighborhood umbrella group Towson Communities Alliance, also denied that the case has anything to do with religion. What would your opinion be? Chabad purchased a small house on the street in according to property records, and Rabbi Menachem Rivkin and his wife Sheiny Rivkin moved in.
Aigburth residents named as liaisons for Chabad of Towson project Then inthe Rivkins and Chabad received a permit to build a residential addition and built the current structure, a 6,square-foot building attached to the original 2,square-foot home.
Two separate legal issues with the property have snaked their way through the judicial system since the structure was built. Firstly, a land covenant in the deed requires the building to be set back feet from the road — the addition is less than 60 feet back.
Judge Kathleen Cox, who took over the case after Souder retired, has upheld the order and worked with receiver Deborah Dopkin in enforcing it. Secondly, the land is zoned for residential use. Neighbors alleged — and the Baltimore County Board of Appeals agreed — that Chabad built the addition under pretense of using it as a residence while actually planning to use it as a community center.
Aigburth Road project raises question: Is it a house or religious building? The fundraising page calls the building a "religious hospitality center" and property records show the land is listed as a tax-exempt religious institution.
But the Rivkins have maintained in court that the primary purpose for the addition was as a residence, to provide more space for their growing family of eight.
In a decision in the covenant case on Nov. According to the fundraising page, the funds are being used to chart and implement the "best path forward," working with attorney Nathan Lewin, whose law firm website lists experience in arguing "religious liberty litigation" before the U. Paths forward, the page continues, include paying for a settlement with neighbors, paying to move the house if the court allows it, or paying the cost of destroying the building and rebuilding.
County Councilman David Marks, representing Towson, said he is trying to work with both the neighborhood and Chabad to come up with a solution, which could include relocating the center.
Raze Towson Chabad building — or move it backward? A judge will decide "Some of the rhetoric has been misleading and unhelpful, and I hope it can be toned down all parties work together toward a positive outcome," Marks said.
Religious institutions and zoning issues Chabad is the latest religious institution to tangle with the county over zoning issues. Four other institutions are involved in federal lawsuits alleging county officials discriminated against them in denying their requests to build worship facilities.
Hunt Valley Baptist Church sued after the county's Board of Appeals ruled in against a request to build a 1,seat sanctuary, classrooms and gym on a acre farm on Shawan Road. The church needed a special exception in order to build a church on a property with conservation zoning.
Baltimore County faces federal lawsuits alleging religious discrimination in zoning cases ARIEL Russian Community Synagogue, which primarily serves Russian-speaking Jews, bought property in Pikesville to use as a synagogue and home for a rabbi, but the Board of Appeals ruled against the plan earlier this year.
The case went to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, where the church lost.
The church filed a different plan, but was turned down again by the county. A federal judge dismissed Jesus Christ is the Answer's religious discrimination lawsuit, which now is on appeal. And at Hunt Valley Presbyterian Church, officials sought to expand its facility on Beaver Dam Road by constructing a 67,square foot building.
The church's plan was approved, but the county Board of Appeals instituted restrictions, such as a requirement to notify neighbors of large events and to space out Sunday worship services.
In its lawsuit, the church argues those restrictions "substantially burden" the church's ability to have free exercise of religion. The county is considering hiring private attorneys to help defend the lawsuits. The county issued a request for proposals from law firms, due Nov.
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