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June 26, 2014

Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School By September

Shalom LammModern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm hopes to open a controversial Satmar hasidic girls school in Bloomingburg in time for the fall semester, Lamm’s attorney told the Mamakating Planning Board Tuesday night.

 

Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School By September
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm hopes to open a controversial Satmar hasidic girls school in time for the fall semester, Lamm’s attorney told the Mamakating Planning Board Tuesday night, the Times Herald-Record reported.

The proposed school would be located in the tiny upstate New York Village of Bloomingburg, whose 400-person population fears being overrun by thousands of Satmar hasidim who would live in Lamm’s controversial 396-unit townhouse development there, if it is actually completed.

But the proposed hasidic girls school does not yet have a planning board’s approval.

Bloomingburg planning board voted against the school last year. Lamm sued and said the board’s refuse to green-light the school was "motivated by blatant and ugly religious bigotry."

Lamm, however, and his associates had allegedly repeatedly deceived the village about the nature of the development the school was meant to serve and had taken other steps that angered a large majority of village residents.

Then, earlier this year Lamm and his associates joined with dozens of Satmar hasidim to try to illegally vote in Bloomingburg. They used deceptive tactics to attempt to establish residency. Lamm’s daughter and son-in-law, who live and work in Israel, even came to the tiny village and tried to vote. The Board of Elections tossed out all of their votes.

Also this year, the FBI raided Lamm’s Bloomingburg office and many of his village properties. A criminal investigation is believed to be ongoing.

Bloomingburg is located in the Town of Mamakating. Bloomingburg recently dissolved its planning board, causing approval or rejection of the school had to to fall to the planning board of Mamakating.

A judge had previously given the Bloomingburg board until June 30 to approve or deny the school.

But because the decision had to be turned over to Mamakating’s board, the June 30 deadline will likely not be kept because of the large amount of information that needs to be reviewed.

Lamm’s attorney reportedly did not object when the board stated that Tuesday night. But she did ask that the board make a prompt decision.

Lamm’s attorney pointed out that time was of the essence, in part because Lamm group intends to ask the Pine Bush School District to provide transportation for the hasidic school’s students.

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"in part because Lamm group intends to ask the Pine Bush School District to provide transportation for the hasidic school’s students."

Transportation, then special ed for 100% of the kids, then Yiddish books shipped mysteriously to Brooklyn........

Oy gavalt

Too bad for Pinebush School District. Lammy Dude is setting that school district up to become the next East Ramapo. These mega schools will pop up over night & unapproved and Pinebush will not have prepared for this giant hit to the budget. They will have to provide transportation, Special Ed services, books, nursing, etc. Since none of that was planned for in the budget, guess there are 2 ways to deal with this tsunami. One, take out a bond or two, cut services to the public school students. Since Andy has promised to rebate the amount equal to the increase in school taxes to STAR recipients, most districts stayed under the cap. There is little wiggle room in these budgets. Monroe Woodbury better get ready and squirrel away as much money as possible in preparation of the influx of new students over night.

This is not Judaism. On behalf of the Jewish people I apologize to the people of Bloomingburg. Rid yourself of these parasites by whatever legal means possible.

that town is screwed...

Don't blame lamm alone, he naively agreed for a few $$ to be the face, to shield off the main culprit "Ken theDemon" aka Elchonen Nakdemon of Monsey, who had also agreed for more than afew $$$$$$ be the face to shield off the end users Satmar. Shame on Nakdemon for selling his conscience for $ to enable Satmar to create yet another massive corrupt chillul hshem. Not your first time Mr. NkDemon isn't it, (heated driveway and not paying for it, not paying fee for finance of that land, not pay tuition Mr. NakDemon the list goes on)
Mr. Public Records

The answer is simple, use the law don't fight the law. NY Education law ON THE BOOKS requires that ALL private school teach a curricula "substantially equivalent" to the Public Schools. It is up to the District to Monitor and confirm (of course in East Ramapo and NYC it is well documented that they turn a blind eye and do not enforce the law).

Start now Pine Bush, before you lose control of your school board and enforce the education law of NY. Lets see if this school gets off the ground when in addition to their religious studies Hasidic girls will have to learn English, Science, Math and Social Studies just like kids do in Christian Private schools.

DF - You're right but how do you enforce when you are a mid size school district? You request documentation of curriculum, text books, enrollment etc. They don't provide it, you stop paying, they lawyer up and sue, now you have to lawyer up ($$$$) and you find out that the prosecutors and judges don't have your back. If you lose you owe even more money. With Cuomo and Silver pulling strings in the background it will be a tough up hill battle.

my guess is in 2 - 4 years the town board will be voted out and puppets and puppeteers will be running the show and harassing the normal out of town.

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