Welcome to JPOE - Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv

Jewish People for the Betterment of Westhampton Beach (Known as Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv), a grass roots organization of those of the Jewish faith, their families, friends and neighbors who are homeowners or reside in Westhampton Beach and its environs, is opposed to the erection of an eruv by any governmental, quasi-governmental or corporate authority in this community.

Message from the Chairman

July 30, 2015

The latest court ruling on the eruv case came from Acting Judge Farneti of the State Supreme Court. What is becoming clear is that the eruv issue is not being decided on the basis of law in any of the courts that have ruled on the multiple cases. It has become increasingly apparent that no judge has the judicial fortitude to issue a ruling that could be the basis of causing all eruvs in the United States to be taken down. Mr. Sugarman, the lead attorney for the East End Eruv Association (EEEA) threatened the judges with just this in his early briefs against our organization and the Towns and Villages. MORE NEWS

What Can You Do?

Contact Elected Officials

Contact the elected officials of the Village of Westhampton Beach, the Village of Quogue and Southampton Town. Please ask them to continue to fight against religious symbols on utility polls on public property. Contact information for these officials can be found HERE.

Protest Religious Symbols on LIPA (PSEG) and Verizon Poles

Tell LIPA(PSEG) and Verizon you object to the erection of religious symbols on their poles, which sit on public property and are paid for with your fees. Pay your bills by check and WRITE ON THE FRONT OF THE CHECK: PAID UNDER PROTEST TO RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ON POLES


Make a Donation

Click here to make a donation to JPOE.

What is an eruv?

According to Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, HarperCollins Publishers, an eruv is an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted. [from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing]