Welcome to JPOE - Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv

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]

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

September 18, 2014

Do not even think that the fight against putting religious symbols on public property is over! 

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we are giving you an update to apprise you of where things stand regarding JPOE and what you can continue to do to protect your rights.

While some people have celebrated the apparent affixing of lechiis on public property as we communicated last month, the fight is far from over. 

As our attorney Jonathan Sinnreich publically stated, “The battle has just begun”.  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

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