This planning board reviews site plan applications for construction in Fair Lawn. It also makes recommendations…More to the mayor and borough council regarding zoning ordinances and reviews Fair Lawn's programs and plans required by state or federal laws.
Planning board meetings, mainly dealing with applications pending before the board, are open to the public and take place on a monthly basis at 7:30pm in the council chambers of the municipal building. Work sessions precede meetings at 7pm in Room 201. Peter Kortright III is the board's chairman.
Fair Lawn's only public high school has over 1,500 students taking part in a curriculum including math, English,…More social studies, science, music, physical education and world language. One of the school's stated missions is to identify the critical skills, abilities, and experiences that are necessary for student success and reflect on the responsibility to understand what its students need to learn.
A wide variety of students clubs includes Animal Rights Club, Big Brother/Big Siste, Chemistry League, Debate Team, Student Council, Jazz Ensemble, Model UN, Pre-Med Club, Peer Leadership, and Ski Club, among many others.
In athletics, the "Cutters" have teams in cross country, football, cheerleading, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, bowling, fencing, ice hockey, swimming, track, wrestling, baseball and softball.
Shomrei Torah is an Orthodox Synagogue with about 300 member families. The synagogue places a strong emphasis on…More recruiting young Jewish families to move to Fair Lawn, and runs programs for young couples such as game nights, apple picking and a "Young Couples Club."
But young couples aren't Shomrei Torah's only focus. For children, the synagogue runs a youth service every Shabbat morning at 9am. Adult education classes, as well as a Men's Club and Sisterhood, are available for all members. The synagogue also runs the Fair Lawn Orthodox community's Mikvah -- a ritual immersion center -- and the Chevra Kadisha, which is a team of volunteers who prepare bodies for burial according to Jewish law. Shomrei Torah also houses the Leah Sokoloff Nursery School.
Rabbi Benjamin Yudin has served as the congregation's leader since 1969. He is a senior member and past president of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County and in 2007, Governor Jon Corzine appointed him to the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Rabbi Yudin also provides radio commentary on the weekly parsha (Torah portion) on 91.1 FM. His program is heard by thousands of listeners in the tri-state area.