The operators of a Jewish outreach program in Towson have filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore County, claiming the county discriminated against them when it ruled an expansion of their Chabad house was illegal and must be torn down.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court, alleges that decisions by the county government, its Board of Appeals and the Circuit Court all violate the Chabad’s constitutional right to free exercise of religion.

The lawsuit comes weeks before a court-ordered deadline that would start the process of demolishing the expanded Chabad house, an outreach program for Jewish students at Towson University and Goucher College operated by the Hasidic organization Friends of Lubavitch.

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