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Chabad of Tri-Valley expands in Pleasanton

Group gets OK to use Valley Business Park site

A Jewish group, the Chabad of the Tri-Valley, has won Pleasanton Planning Commission approval to expand its religious and related tutoring operations to a building at 1258 Quarry Lane in Valley Business Park.

The 2,880-square-foot facility will be operated by Rabbi Raleigh Resnick and his wife Fruma Resnick. No formal religious services will be held there, Rabbi Resnick told planners, with its main use to focus on Bible/Jewish study, counseling, Bar/Bat Mitzvah training and volunteer and strategic planning meetings.

A Hebrew Sunday school also will meet in the building.

Resnick said the maximum number of people using the facility at any one time would be 18, with 15 expected on a regular basis for study groups.

Resnick said that number could increase to 60 in the future, but the commission said an off-street parking analysis would be required before it would authorize the larger uses.

Others now in the 10,000-square-foot building include Brad Kinney Productions, G&J Jones Enterprise and Extollo International Kids Against Hunger.

Chabad of the Tri-Valley currently holds religious services at the Resnick home at 784 Palomino Drive.

"The Chabad would like to expand (its) Hebrew Sunday School from 15 kids on-site at one time to 60 kids at one time in the future," Resnick told planners.

So as not to delay the current conditional use permit being sought, however, Resnick said he would apply for an amendment requesting increased uses at a later date.

He said the Chabad will use the Quarry Lane facility from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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