This proposed 16,350 square foot house of worship would require
65% more land than owned to meet the legal requirements.
The structure would be too big, too high, too wide, too close to neighbors,
and without a major variance, would not be legal.

Contributions can be made to:
Connell Foley LLP
Attorney Trust Account
Please mail check to:
Connell Foley LLP
85 Livingston Avenue
Roseland NJ 07068,
Attn: Kevin J. Coakley
(Funds only distributed with consent of the Association's trustees)

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Regarding The Chai Center case

Millburn Township attorney Michael B Kates filed a formal complaint

for the Township on July 8th with the Superior Court of Essex County.



Lawyer Michael Kates has filed a new complaint against The Chai Center. While there had been a Settlement Agreement between the Township and The Chai Center dating back to July 7, 2009, the town’s lawyer now feels that the defendant has not lived up to the terms of the agreement. This complaint was filed on behalf of the Mayor and the other four members of the Millburn Township Committee for the town itself.


There are three counts in the complaint filed.


The first count is titled “Breach of Contract” because the settlement agreement was predicated on the fact that Rabbi Bobomilsky would continue to reside at 1 Jefferson Avenue but under oath June 21, 2011 at the Zoning Board meeting the Rabbi and his wife said they reside at 437 Millburn Avenue.


The second count is titled “Breach of Covenant of Good Faith”. It states that since the

Rabbi and his wife stated they maintained their principal residence was 1 Jefferson Avenue they had the constitutional right home prayer and home ritual with so-called “invited guests”. “The Defendants’ misrepresentation constituted a bad movie or intention and thereby violated the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”


The third count was titled “Fraud in the Inducement”.  “Throughout the Chancery proceedings and the settlement negotiation defendants represented that Rabbi Bogomilsky, his wife and family maintained their principal residence at 1 Jefferson Avenue.” Since in testimony later they said they did not live there “the fraudulent act by defendants caused plaintiff damages and serves as cause for rescission of the Settlement Agreement.”


The full document is 22 pages long and since it has been filed in the county court, it is a public record.


The Concerned Neighborhood Association of Millburn Township will keep you informed as to the outcome of this complaint. In the meantime the Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings can and will continue with the next meeting scheduled for the evening of August 22nd, 8pm, Millburn Town Hall.

Save Millburn is the name for the local, registered, non-profit group,
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