A hearing on a plan to convert a former house of worship into a private, religious high school has been postponed for the second time.
The zoning board hearing on an application by Congregation Kehilos Yisroel, a religious organization led by Lakewood developer David Gluck, was set for Wednesday night at Civic Plaza, the largest venue owned by the township. But an announcement of the cancellation, without any reason, was issued Tuesday afternoon.
The hearing began in December 2021 and was supposed to have continued on Feb. 16. That meeting was canceled and rescheduled for March 30, which has now been canceled. No postponement date was announced.
The proposed boys’ high school on Hendrickson Avenue began operating without permits last year after CKY, an ultra-Orthodox congregation, bought Temple Beth Or, a mainstream conservative Jewish temple that had occupied the space since 1976. Separately, Gluck purchased two homes on Hendrickson Avenue and Pello Road, respectively, which have both since been sold. An ongoing case revolves around one of the homes, located at 91 Hendrickson, allegedly being operated as a illegal dormitory. That case is stalled in municipal court due to the departure of the township’s code enforcement prosecutor.