JACKSON-Some Orthodox Jewish residents of Jackson Township will soon have an actual house of worship in the township after the Jackson Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved the construction of a 21,000 square foot synagogue on East Veterans Highway.
The synagogue will be built to service the current and future residents of the Royal Grove development, a once stagnating residential development marketed towards the general public for years with little success. Now, the development has been completely pre-sold, according to a notice on the builder’s website.
The project is being built by Paramount Homes who also built the Whispering Grove and Whispering Meadows developments in the township. According to Orthodox Jewish residents already residing in nearby neighborhoods, the Synagogue was not built to service them and will not have any impact on their religious gatherings but will accommodate those currently running prayer services out of a Grand Boulevard residence.
The synagogue would also be within walking distance from an approved 189 unit development approved in 2016 on nearby Grawtown Road.
Approximately 500 Orthodox Jewish families currently reside in Jackson Township. The facility is expected to be completed within two years.