Orthodox Jewish populations fuel growth in Ramapo

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The large spike in the populations of Ramapo’s Orthodox and Hasidic communities fueled a townwide increase of more than 16 percent, according to the latest census figures.

The increases made sense to Israel Spitzer, deputy mayor of New Square, the Hasidic village that saw its population increase by 50 percent to a total of 6,944.

“It’s families expanding,” Spitzer said. “We have close to about 100 weddings each year. We have a lot of births each week.

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