EPIC WIN: Enclave at the Fairways to leave gates OPEN on Shabbos & change guest passes for Yom Tov

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The Enclave at the Fairways in Lakewood will no longer lock its gate on Shabbos. This comes after Nathan Reiss, a Frum resident, filed a complaint in 2017 claiming religious discrimination after the complex built a new gate that required using an electronic card to enter or exit the community – even by foot.

“This settlement should serve as a reminder to housing associations, condo associations and co-ops across New Jersey that being sensitive to the religious beliefs and observances of their residents is not only the right thing to do, it is the law,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement.

Nathan Reiss, who is an Orthodox Jew, filed a complaint in 2017 alleging religious discrimination after the complex built a new gate that required using an electronic card to enter or exit the community even by foot.

Before the new gate was installed, the frum residents of Enclave had to go under the previous gate to get in and out – a task that may not be so easy for elderly people.

Additionally, they agreed Previously, residents could register a guest’s name with a phone call to security days in advance. The Enclave later decided it would only accept a request for guess passes on the same day, making it impossible for Frum residents to obtain passes on Shabbos or Yom Tov – because it also involves using electronics.

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