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

August 31, 2015

The Jewish People for the Betterment of Westhampton Beach and their friends, supporters and neighbors are shocked and disappointed in the hasty and secretive actions of the Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and the Town Council Members during the final minute of their meeting last week. Without warning and without inclusion on the agenda, Ms. Throne Holtz and Council members announced they would not continue to fight the erection of an eruv in the Town of Southampton. They did not ask the citizens and voters their opinion. They allowed no public comment. 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]