OU Emerging Communities Fair 2009
14 Jun, 2009
On Sunday, June 14, 2009, the Orthodox Union will showcase twenty-three growing Jewish communities from around the country that will work with you in your search for employment. Register for this event now! You will meet community representatives and you will learn about:
·Exciting and lucrative job opportunities
·Close-knit and warm communities
·Synagogues, day schools and yeshivot
·Kosher stores and other Jewish communal resources
Featured Communities: Upstate, NY (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) · Allentown, PA · Atlanta, GA · Columbus, OH · Dallas, TX · Denver, CO · Des Moines, IA · Harrisburg, PA · Houston, TX · Jacksonville, FL · Malden, MA · Memphis, TN · New Orleans, LA · Norfolk, VA · Phoenix, AZ · Providence, RI · Richmond, VA · San Francisco, CA · Southfield & Oak Park, MI · St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO · Stamford, CT · Stony Brook, NY
Win a free GPS Navigation System!
Pre-register for the event and be eligible to win a navigation system (chosen by the Orthodox Union). Your online registration will also enter you into a drawing for watches, which will be raffled off hourly during the event.
Pursue your dream of a professionally enriching, religiously and personally rewarding life in a community with affordable homes in a friendly, supportive neighborhood, where you can be a key person, helping to bolster the Torah environment.
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Orthodox Union Job & Home Relocation Fair
Allentown, PA – www.sonsofisrael.net
Allentown is a thriving Modern Orthodox community, centered around Congregation Sons of Israel and its 220 member families. Our welcoming community participates in successful educational programming, including Daf Yomi and social programs, and reaches out to the greater Jewish population; our Jewish Day School (PK-8), Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services work in close tandem. We have a new mikveh and a well-maintained eruv. The Lehigh Valley Kashrut Commission supervises several kosher establishments, including two supermarket bakeries. Our local colleges have 1,300 Jewish students, adding to the youth of our community. We are located near both New York City and Philadelphia, with all that they offer. Major employers include local hospitals, Air Products (manufacturing) and Olympus America. A dedicated website for jobs is found at http://allentownjobs.blogspot.com.
Atlanta, GA – www.yith.org, www.bethjacobatlanta.org
Toco Hills is a residential area with a diverse culture, great educational opportunities and affordable housing. Atlanta has the largest number of kosher resources south of Maryland and north of southern Florida hotspots. Its Jewish population has ballooned to 120,000 placing it in 11th place for Jewish population in America cities. In addition to incredible universities, we are fortunate to have Jewish day schools and Yeshivat servicing students from pre-school through 12th grade. There are many professional opportunities, an extremely favorable cost of living and an abundance of sunshine.
Capital District of Upstate New York (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY)
OU Shuls in both Albany and Schenectady. Beautiful area, warm and friendly community. Solid job market, affordable housing and cost of living. Jewish Day Schools, NCSY chapters, Mikveh and Eruv (in Albany). JCC, full Kosher department in local supermarket and Kosher cafeteria. 3 hours from New York and Boston.
Columbus, OH - www.toratemet.org
Energized Midwest community with all the needed resources for an active Orthodox Jewish lifestyle: three Orthodox shuls, Orthodox day school, large eruv area, mikveh, Vaad Ho-ir, kosher food establishments, Kroger Supermarket with Kosher department and butcher, Jewish Community Center, retirement living, bookstore and gift shops. Add a Haimish community, “affordable” housing and job opportunities and soon you can say “Welcome Home” in Columbus, OH. Announced expansions or additions to the area included medical, financial and educational, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, JP Morgan Chase Bank and The Ohio State University to name a few. Strong retail environment with the headquarters for the Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch and Too, Inc.
Dallas, TX – www.shaaretefilla.org, www.kollelofdallas.org, www.akibaacademy.org, www.yavnehdallas.org.
The Modern Orthodox Community in Dallas is a vibrant and growing community that has attracted many new families over the past few years. Shaare Tefilla is a young and vibrant OU-Modern Orthodox Shul known for its warmth, friendliness and programming with a focus on youth.
The Community Kollel of Dallas, sponsored by Yeshiva University, provides educational, experiential and social opportunities. Akiba and Yavneh Academy (preschool through 12th grade), housed on the newly renovated Schultz Rosenberg Campus, offers a superior Judaic and secular education. The Dallas economy remains strong even during the financial crisis and is the home of many different industries, providing numerous job opportunities in various fields.
The cost of living in Dallas is far below most major Jewish communities, creating affordable housing in the beautiful Orthodox neighborhood. Dallas offers easy travel with non-stop flights to almost anywhere in the county and is an ideal place for visitors because of the weather (over 100 picture perfect days) and lots of tourist attractions including major sports teams and new stadiums. The cultural aspects including symphony, opera, theater, museums and galleries offer big names and international traveling shows and exhibits.
The Greater Dallas Jewish Community has two eruv neighborhoods, many shuls, three days schools, girls high school, boys yeshiva, kosher restaurants, bakeries, Mikveh, JCC and Jewish Federation. We invite you to visit our community and experience the warmth first hand.
Denver, CO - www.datminyan.org, www.edosdenver.org, www.aishdenver.com, www.cza.org
Denver is a beautiful city with a great climate, situated an hour away from the Rocky Mountains. With two Orthodox elementary schools, a Modern Orthodox high school, yeshiva and Bais Yaakov, numerous shuls, kosher food and restaurants, a kollel and a rapidly growing Jewish community, it is no surprise that young families have been relocating to Denver in the last few years. The community will offer support and help in finding jobs. Denver is an optimal place to raise a family, in a community with a warm and wholesome environment.
Des Moines, IA - www.BethElJacob.org
Beth El Jacob, and Iowa, is serious about relocating you and your family to the wonderful community of Des Moines. Located in the heart of the Heartland, Des Moines offers a family focused lifestyle where the commute to the shul or to work takes minutes and not hours. Home prices are very affordable with the average 2,000 square foot home, within walking distance of the congregation can be found for well under $250,000. And jobs? The unemployment rate in Iowa (March – 2009) is 4.9%. A new survey (April – 2009) by MainStreet.com ranks Iowa as the second happiest state in the Union, following only Nebraska. The Web site rated states on their financial health - unemployment rates, foreclosure rates, and non-mortgage debt compared to income. Our major employers tend to be in insurance, banking, medical, law and agribusiness. We have a dedicated individual, Terry Myers, who works with interested parties in helping them find employment. (See our website under Jobs/Employment.)
Harrisburg, PA – www.kesherisrael.org
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. It is located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, an easy drive from the New York metropolitan area (3 ½ hours), Baltimore (1 ¼ hours), Philadelphia (2 hours) and Pittsburgh (4 hours). Harrisburg is the home of a thriving Orthodox shul, The Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy, mikveh, eruv, the Jewish home and Residence of Central Pennsylvania, Jewish Community Center of Harrisburg, a kosher Bed and Breakfast and a Lubavitch House.
Houston, TX – www.uosh.org
Houston is a growing, affordable Modern Orthodox community. The city is still experiencing strong economic growth, while maintaining housing prices. The community has all the amenities of large cities with the convenience and affordability of a small town. United Orthodox Synagogues is the OU-affiliated synagogue in Houston, experiencing a surge of growth amongst young couples and families.
United Orthodox Synagogues boasts over 400 families, and offers a wealth of programming options. UOS is the home to Houston’s Bnei Akiva chapter, with weekly activities for children from 2nd grade through high school. There are multiple minyanim every Shabbat including Teen Minyan, Junior Congregation, and Mini-Minyan for children of all ages. A playground at the synagogue provides a popular gathering spot on Shabbat afternoons for families. There are classes for adults each night of the week, with rabbinic and lay leaders of the community teaching and attending classes.
Jacksonville, FL – www.etzchaim.org
Orthodox Jewish living in northeast Florida without snow! The Etz Chaim Synagogue is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville and has daily minyanim, Daf Yomi, weekly shiurim and programs, a mikveh on premises, an Orthodox day school (Torah Academy of Jacksonville) and a full-day summer camp program on campus. Jacksonville features affordable housing in many styles and price ranges within walking distance to the shul, many cultural, sports and tourist attractions, beaches, universities and our own NFL football team (the Jaguars). A website for jobs is found at www.JaxJobs.com.
Malden, MA – www.bethisraelmalden.org, www.movetomalden.org
Tuition subsidies that help pay for your children’s Jewish education. A Home-Loan program that can help you buy a house (in an already affordable neighborhood). Convenient location for commuting, on public transportation or major highways. A working relationship with some of Boston's top staffing agencies and a local Jewish Job Bank in production to help you become gainfully employed. If any of that sounds good, check out Congregation Beth Israel, the growing Orthodox community in Malden, minutes north of downtown Boston. All of the amenities of a big city, with small community warmth can be yours!
Come join our VIBRANT and AFFORDABLE Modern Orthodox community in Memphis!
• Enjoy an affordable and family friendly lifestyle with 3 bedroom homes under $200,000 and an orthodox community situated within 5 minutes of business district and 20 minutes from downtown. Beautiful neighborhoods combine with convenient shopping to give a quality of life that cannot be matched.
• All Orthodox conveniences including three Orthodox shuls with daily minyanim and shiurim, full youth programs, daily adult education classes, day schools for grades pre-k through 12, eruv, mikveh, kosher shopping, butcher and bakery.
• Enjoy a more affordable and relaxed lifestyle.
New Orleans, LA - http://www.BethIsraelNOLA.com
Congregation Beth Israel is a diverse Orthodox Synagogue located in the Metairie suburb of New Orleans. Our community boasts a Kosher Deli and an upscale Moroccan restaurant, a kosher market, a mikveh, JCC, Day School, and an eruv. New Orleans' renowned Cafe Du Monde is also now certified kosher. Our Congregation has a new, young, Rabbinic Family in Rabbi Uri and Dahlia Topolosky and we have launched the "Minyan Project" -- our commitment to relocate 10 young families to the community by offering financial incentives, job assistance, and good old Southern hospitality. Incentives can include housing rental or loan subsidy, moving allowance, low-cost tuition at the New Orleans Jewish Day School, and free memberships to community organizations. This is a community where you can make a difference.
Norfolk, VA - http://www.bnaiisrael.org/
Norfolk is a small southern city with the infrastructure of a vibrant Orthodox Jewish community with a healthy economy and where the cost of living is manageable by big city standards. Norfolk has earned the reputation of a warm and caring comm8unity steeped in Torah values where one can raise a family in a healthy and nurturing environment. Over the last 6 years, Norfolk has added a Torah day school, Yeshiva high school for boys, Bais Yaakov high school for girls, and an Eruv to the list of institutions making Norfolk one of the most desirable Jewish communities in the United States.
Phoenix, AZ – www.phoenixbethjoseph.org
Join the 100,000 plus Jews in the beautiful fast growing community of Phoenix Arizona and be part of its phenomenal growth. Say good bye to snow and sleet and bask in the best weather in the country. Phoenix boasts affordable housing, dynamic shuls, kollelim, a mikvah, eruv, kosher pizza, restaurants and grocery stores all under the Vaad Hakashrut. We have a high performing Torah day school and girls’ high school. The day school, now in its 44th year, offers special scholarships to newly arriving families. Feel the “warmth” of the Valley of the Sun!
Providence, RI - www.bethsholom-ri.org
Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) is a Modern Orthodox shul located in the beautiful and affordable East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. CBS is a shul that prides itself on dedication to Torah learning, support of the State of Israel, community building, and social action. It is a key member of community institutions including two day schools, a girls’ high school, a Yeshiva gedola and kollel, two other Orthodox shuls, mikveh, the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island and the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island.
Richmond, VA - www.kbirichmond.org; www.geocities.com/kolemes
Richmond is a warm intimate Southern community offering a dynamic shul in an eruv, day school, boy’s yeshiva high school and girls high school. We are conveniently located less than two hours from Washington, DC, and less than six hours to New York City. We are the best kept secret along I-95.
Looking for an affordable, friendly, community on the East Coast? Richmond, has three Orthodox shuls, a day school, two Yeshiva high schools (boys and girls separate), two Orthodox mikvaos, Kosher food, a state-of-the art JCC, an eruv, one of the best job markets in the US, very affordable housing (where else on the East Coast can you find a house on the block of an Orthodox shul under $250k?) Richmond, VA!
San Francisco, CA - www.adathisraelsf.org
San Francisco is one of the world's most beautiful cities, and now has a growing Modern Orthodox community to match. Located in the scenic Sunset district, less then two miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Adath Israel community has many things to offer. A Community Kollel that offers classes and Chavrusas to members of the community, a preschool, a wide range of children's programs, NCSY, multiple Day School options, a Kosher market/butcher shop, kosher restaurants and even a Kosher Krisy Kreme! San Francisco is the financial capital of the west coast, as well as the high tech hub of America. Charles Schwab, Bank of America and others are based in San Francsco, along with venture capitalist firms and emerging high tech companies, such as Twitter and StubHub. Also, the UCSF hospital, one of the top ten research medical programs in the country, is located in walking distance to the Shul. If you're looking for a warm and dynamic community in a beautiful and exciting city with a diverse job market, then come see if San Francisco is right for you.
Southfield and Oak Park, MI - www.yisouthfield.org; www.yiop.org
The greater Detroit Jewish community is strong and dynamic and provides an excellent environment to raise a family. It has all the amenities of a vibrant Jewish community. Day Schools, Yeshivot, numerous shuls, mikvehs, Kosher stores and restaurants, active youth groups including NCSY and Bnei Akiva, many Chesed organizations, and multiple Torah learning opportunities, are just a few example of what is available. In addition, there is spacious and affordable housing, relatively low tuition costs, job placement assistance, and communal funds to help families join our community. The community prides itself on its warmth, hospitality, and unity. It is a wonderful place to raise a family.
St. Louis, MO; Chesterfield, MO – www.jewishinstlouis.org, www.tickstl.com, www.youngisrael-stl.org, www.baisabe.com
St. Louis is home to seven Orthodox synagogues, several Day Schools and High Schools, mikvaot and kollels.
Considering a move? If you’re looking for a place where you can slow down and focus on the family, the Torah Orthodox community in Chesterfield, Missouri might be for you.
Located in the beautiful and scenic western St. Louis county, Chesterfield boasts a vibrant and open synagogue known as Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (affectionately known as T.I.C.K.). For more than twenty years, the T.I.C.K. congregation has benefited from the guidance of our beloved Rabbi and Rebbetzin Aaron and Chanie Winter for education and growth. Besides a seven square mile eruv, the community offers spacious, varied and affordable homes, a modern mikveh, a Youth Program and Outreach effort as part of synagogue programming as well as daily Minyanim and multiple opportunities for learning.
Just twenty minutes from the business district and thirty minutes from downtown, Chesterfield offers access to a thriving job market, and is home to the world-renowned Barnes Hospital and Washington University, as well as international companies such as Monsanto, Citigroup, MasterCard and many other prominent companies.
Located on the premises of the T.I.C.K. synagogue is the Missouri Torah Institute, a Mesivta High School and Yeshivah Gedolah under the auspices of the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva, Queens. In addition, St. Louis offers a Kollel, excellent Orthodox Day Schools (Age 2 through 8th grade) and other Yeshiva High Schools for boys and girls. Kosher shopping, a Deli Restaurant, butcher and bakery and two newly renovated JCC campuses are a short drive away.
We invite you to come and spend a Shabbos in this warm, close community to find out why Chesterfield could be the right place for you.
The Young Israel of St. Louis, located in St. Louis (University City), is a modern Orthodox congregation, and an especially friendly and inviting community, with a large and growing membership of over 140 families who reach out to each other, share each other’s smachot and support each other in times of need. The neighborhood is a hub of religious life, home to 6 Orthodox shuls, including Young Israel, Aguda, Chabad, Aish Hatorah, a community outreach Kollel, a Kollel Torah MiTzion shalich & Bnot Sherut, all in close proximity to each other, and the full amenities of Jewish life, including a vibrant Day School (Epstein Hebrew Academy), Yeshiva high schools, an active NCSY chapter and Bnei Akiva snif, a large community eruv, and more.
Housing around the shul is affordable and extremely charming, in immediate proximity to downtown St. Louis and Clayton, Mo., a business district, as well as Olivette and Ladue. Young Israel is home to many professionals, doctors, lawyers, and business people who are happy to help those looking for employment.
Located in the University City Eruv, Bais Abraham Congregation is a warm and welcoming community located in the recently renewed, exciting, and semi-urban University City Loop area of St. Louis. The Shul is home to growing numbers of families and young couples, as well as faculty and students from its distinguished academic neighbor, Washington University. “Bais Abe”, as it is affectionately known, combines passionate prayer and deep Torah study with joy and creativity. It offers Shabbat and weekday minyanim, retreats, classes, scholars-in-residence, children and family programs, a Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, and is home to the St. Louis Women's Tefillah Group. Bais Abraham is surrounded by several stately but affordable neighborhoods and the St. Louis “Loop” area of coffee shops, stores and theaters.
Come spend a Shabbat in our community, and experience the mid-West hospitality for yourself!
We are having a Shabbaton in Stamford for families who are exploring communities to move to, and who would like to experience the community over an entire Shabbat. It will be held on June 19-21. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Stamford has everything you desire: Two Orthodox synagogues, an Orthodox day school (K-8) with other day schools and high schools within a commutable distance, and a Chabad nursery school program and summer camp. Kosher bakery and dairy eatery at the JCC, mikveh, eruv, Chevra Kadisha. Daf Yomi, full array of adult education programs, Yeshiva gedola with chavrusa learning for adults and children, youth groups and activities, teen minyan, and Shomer Shabbat baseball program. Corporate hub, with many local job possibilities. Houses, condos, and rentals available within walking distance of the shuls, 43 minutes to Grand Central on the Metro North train and less than an hour from Riverdale, Queens, Teaneck, Monsey, and the Five Towns.
Stony Brook, NY – www.stonybrookhc.org
The Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation is a growing community with a weekday minyan, weekly shiruim, eruv, Orthodox day school within busing distance, two nearby mikvot, a glatt kosher café, and a kosher Bagel Boss. Stony Book is also home to the Stony Brook University and Hospital, fast growing high technology industries, and is within commuting distance to Brookhaven Laboratories.
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 12 - 5 PM
Lander College for Women
227 West 60th St.
New York, NY