Chabad appeal unsuccessful

Synagogue still seeking Oak Park expansion

The Ventura County Planning Commission voted 4-1 last week to reject a claim that the county infringed on religious freedoms when it denied Chabad of Oak Park’s request to more than double its occupancy.
Chabad has operated a synagogue inside a residential home in the 5900 block of Conifer Street since 1994. The synagogue wanted to increase occupancy from 70 to 145 people for Saturday services and special Jewish holidays. The converted house retains a residential look outside, but was mo...

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