Jewish Communities

Jewish Communities Truck

Each year, the Orthodox Union's Department of Community Engagement holds a Jewish Community Fair. Communities from around the country are invited to participate and showcase their community to individuals and families looking to move out of the New York area. The information we collect from the communities is a valuable resource for people seeking a fresh start.

Jewish Communities Fair 2013


Featured Jewish Communities

Allentown, PA

Allentown, Pennsylvania

With all the fundamentals of a Jewish community; a Torah- based shul, a newly built mikvah, a vibrant Jewish Day School from grades K - 8, an Eruv and readily available kosher food, Allentown...

Austin, TX

Austin, Texas

Located in the Texas capital with a robust high tech industry, employment opportunities abound. Austin has been voted amongst the top cities in which to live nationwide.

Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem! A most unique location for a developing bedroom community of NYC that is close to NYC ,loaded with jobs, unique, low cost and beautiful , new on the list and yet...

Boynton Beach, FL

Boynton Beach, Florida

The long-held perception that South Florida is for retirees only is now a myth. A tremendous influx of young families has dramatically changed the demographics in many South Florida communities.

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, New York

Buffalo was recently named as the #2 best city to relocate to in America by You’ll find great jobs in the life sciences, healthcare, engineering and manufacturing, at GEICO, at universities and colleges,...

Cherry Hill, NJ

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill, NJ Warm & Friendly Convenient & Affordable We’re letting the best kept secret out of the bag! Cherry Hill, NJ is an amazing community for Orthodox families. Families of all backgrounds feel...

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, Missouri

Located in beautiful Chesterfield, Missouri, Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (“TICK”) is a family-oriented, Torah Orthodox community led by our beloved Rabbi and Rebbetzin, Aaron and Chanie Winter.

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, Ohio

Come be a part of a wonderful warm Torah community that beautifully combines all the opportunities of a large city with the closeness of a small town.

Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas

WANTED: Orthodox families looking to make a difference WHERE: Dallas, Texas WHY: Because everything is bigger is Dallas… and the ambition of our Modern Orthodox community is no exception.

Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado

The Denver Jewish Community enjoys the advantages of having a solid infrastructure, while at the same time having the feel of a tight-knit and supportive community.

East Brunswick, NJ

East Brunswick, New Jersey

YIEB is a Modern Orthodox synagogue located in Central New Jersey with a membership of over 200 families ... and growing. The warmth of the community is immediately evident when you step through our...


Elizabeth, New Jersey

Located in a suburban setting, Elizabeth, NJ is one of the most rapidly growing Orthodox Jewish communities in the North-east. We have it all!

Elkins Park, PA

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Elkins Park, PA is a wonderfully affordable and strikingly beautiful suburban Orthodox Jewish community just north of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States.

Fairlawn, NJ

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Over the last several years, the Shomrei Torah Fair Lawn community has expanded with the addition of many young couples and families, who are both renting and buying houses, and calling Fair Lawn ‘home’.

Fleetwood, NY

Fleetwood, New York

“Fleetwood could be nicknamed ‘The Enclave of Happy Commuters’” - according to last month’s Westchester Magazine, listing Fleetwood as second of its Best Places to Live in 2013.

Jersey City Heights, NJ

Jersey City Heights, New Jersey

Problem: Priced out? Solution: close, affordable, and non-judgmental Jersey City Heights! • 20-25 min commute to mid-town or 25-30 min to downtown NYC with public transportation

Linden, NJ

Linden, New Jersey

Young couples and families are moving to Linden, New Jersey for the purpose of redefining what it means to live in an Orthodox Jewish Community.

Livingston, NJ

Livingston, New Jersey

Etz Chaim is a warm, welcoming, Modern Orthodox Synagogue located in Livingston, NJ. Looking for a perfect haven in which to raise your family? Our small, but rapidly growing kehila of 140+ families looks...

Long Branch, NJ

Long Branch, New Jersey

Long Branch is perfect for today’s modern orthodox family looking for an “out of town community with big city amenities.” This seaside community is large enough to have everything, but small enough where every...

Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky

Unbroken line of Orthodox Judaism for 125 years, and all the bourbon you can drink! Oh yeah, and we were voted CNN’s #1 destination and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.


Malden, Massachusetts

In addition to convenience and affordability, Malden has the factors needed to build and sustain a new community: an eruv, a brand-new upscale mikvah, a dedicated, long-term rabbi, and a community committed...

Manalapan, NJ

Manalapan, New Jersey

Our beautiful and warm community in Manalapan, NJ is a picture-perfect place to raise your family in suburbia, close to Highland Park, Lakewood and under an hour to NYC

New Haven, CT

New Haven, Connecticut

Medical and computer jobs are the reason many Orthodox Jews relocate to New Haven. Welcoming synagogues, many Jewish amenities for the observant community member make the move attractive.

Paramus, NJ

Paramus, New Jersey

Out of town in the middle of it all. Paramus, NJ has everything a young couple/family could want! Schools, kosher food, restaurants abound in this family friendly town less than 45 minutes from Manhattan....

Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon

Warmth, Beauty & Ruach in One. Welcome to Portland, Oregon. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a city that’s less stressful, materialistic and jaded?

Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia

In Richmond, VA, just a short drive from DC, Baltimore and New York you will find a vibrant Jewish community of wholesome living in a uniquely Southern environment.

Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia

Check out our website: Savannah, Georgia is home to a diverse, active, engaging and family-oriented Jewish Community dating back to the founding of the colony of Georgia.Savannah has always been a community that has...


Seattle, Washington

With its unsurpassed natural beauty and booming economy, Seattle was ranked #2 in Businessweek’s 2012 rankings of America’s 50 Best Cities.

Southeast Michigan, MI

Southeast Michigan, Michigan

The Southfield and greater Detroit Jewish community is strong, dynamic and provides an excellent environment to raise a family. It has all the amenities of a vibrant Jewish community.


Springfield, New Jersey

Springfield, NJ is a cozy and pleasant place to live and raise a family. The center of the orthodox Jewish community is Congregation Israel of Springfield (CIS).

Stamford, CT

Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford is a beautiful city with peaceful residential areas which display a rural Connecticut charm. The community is highlighted by its established Jewish community, with a rapidly expanding group of young families.

West Orange, NJ

West Orange, New Jersey

New families moving to the West Orange, NJ neighborhood are overwhelmed by the welcome as the community opens its homes and hearts to new members.

White Oak, PA

White Oak, Pennsylvania

Are you ready for White Oak? “The Best Kept Secret in the Orthodox Jewish World” White Oak, Pennsylvania, is home to our charming, warm and closely knit Jewish Community where we openly embrace and...

Wynnewood, PA

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is situated in historic Philadelphia’s suburb in the Wynnewood neighborhood of Lower Merion Township. We are an established vibrant community with a new building located in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood

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South Bend, Indiana is a small, warm thriving Jewish Community complete with 90 Orthodox families, two Orthodox Synagogues, a kollel and all of the amenities needed for a high quality of life. The community boasts a low cost of living, and a voucher program to help subsidize the cost of Day School and affordable housing.