The Ultra-Orthodox Dictating the Swimming Habits of Everyone Else…
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on July 29, 2016 at 11:44 AM, updated July 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM
LAKEWOOD — Men and women can only swim together at certain times of day in a Lakewood adult community, according to a report on APP.com.
Most of the residents at A Country Place are Orthodox Jewish, which led to a change in the rules at the outdoor swimming pool in the 376-home community, the report said.
Men and women are only allowed in the pool together from 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays as well as all day Saturday.
Orthodox Jews don’t allow men and women to swim together.
Of the 91 hours a week the pool is open, 66 hours (or 73 percent) are only for swimmers of one gender, the report said.
At least two non-Jewish residents have been fined $50 each after refusing to get out of the pool when co-ed swimming hours ended. Neither plans to pay.