Another Eruv

Localsource: South Orange N.J. Trustees on Monday permitted the boundaries of the village to be used for establishing a symbolic religious boundary, called an Eruv......South Orange followed the lead of other communities, such as West Orange and most recently Maplewood, which have allowed the public domain to be used for an Eruv. Last year, representatives of two Orthodox congregations in Maplewood approached the Township Committee with its request. Under Jewish law, the local government must approve before an Eruv can be established.Sharon Cohen, a South Orange resident who attends an Orthodox synagogue in Maplewood, approached Village President William R. Calabrese about allowing one in the village.“I think it’s very good for both communities,” said Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky of Congregation Beth Ephraim Maplewood Jewish Center in Maplewood.It was unclear, as of Tuesday, exactly who would be responsible for putting up the Eruv.“The village will let the local synagogue know it’s been approved and they would then take the responsibility to provide for the markings,” said Village Administrator John O. Gross.