West Orange, NJ United States – OU Communities

About this community

West Orange is a warm, welcoming, and vibrant community in Northern Central New Jersey 15 miles from Manhattan, with easy access via bus, train and PATH with jitney service for nearby NJ Transit stations.

The housing market offers a wide range of possibilities, with affordable housing within walking distance to shuls, such as Congregation AABJ&D and Ohr Torah, which are the 2 largest Orthodox synagogues. The community offers daily Ashkenazic and Sephardic minyanim (under one roof!), educational programming, and social activities for youth and adults.

Many of the community’s children attend Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, the Jewish Educational Center (JEC), and other Central and Northern New Jersey High Schools, with daycare options and the Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School, housed at Congregation AABJ&D.

The New Family Incentive program offers families who move to West Orange, join one of its shuls and send their children to one of these yeshivas financial incentives amounting to over $50,000.

West Orange offers many attractions such as the South Mountain Recreation Complex which includes a skating rink, The Turtle Back Zoo, Safari Mini Golf, and a beautiful walking trail, boating and Pirate Park. The AMC Dine-In Theater, OSPAC outdoor amphitheater, township pool complex, hiking trails and the Thomas Edison National Historic Park and Museum offer large-scale entertainment close to home.

The kosher restaurants in West Orange and neighboring towns include a kosher supermarket, bagel shop, bakery, Chinese food, sushi, pizza restaurants, ice cream, and more.

Join us for Shabbat so you can see what makes West Orange so special!

AMENITIES:

Affordable Homes/Co-ops
Eruv
Job Opportunities
Kollel
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Dining
Mikvah
Retirement/Senior Living
Special Needs/Disability Resources
Tuition Vouchers/Rebates
Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Yeshiva High School

Participated in Fair 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022,

Synagogues

Ahawas Achim B'nai Jacob and David Member of OU 700 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
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Beth Israel Synagogue 567 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
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Congregation B'nai Torah 395 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
Englishtown Synagogue 37 Buckingham Road
West Orange, NJ, 07052
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Lubavitch Center Of Essex County 395 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
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Ohr Torah Congregation of West Orange 270 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
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Mikvaot

Mikvah Essex County 717 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052

Schools

Mesivta of Clifton 338 Delawanna Avenue
Clifton, NJ, 07014
Yeshiva M'kor Boruch/Yeshiva Ketana of Passaic Boys' 1 Main Avenue
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Yeshiva Bais Hillel/YBH of Passaic - Hillel 270 Passaic Avenue
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Bruriah 35 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ, 07208
Bais Yaakov of Passaic High School 181 Pennington Avenue
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Bnos Bracha/ Yeshiva Ktana of Passaic Girls' Division 181 Pennington Avenue
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy 110 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ, 07039
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Sinai Elementary Division 110 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ, 07039
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School 110 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ, 07039
Passaic Clifton Cheder/Bais Yaakov 181 Lafayette Avenue
Passaic, NJ, 07055
Mesivta Tiferes Rav Zvi Aryeh Zemel 15 Temple Place
Passaic, NJ, 07055
The Jewish Educational Center 330 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ, 07208
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Yeshiva of Elizabeth 330 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ, 07208
Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy 330 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ, 07208
Yeshivas Mesillah 185 Montross Avenue
Rutherford, NJ, 07070
Cong. Yeshiva Gedolah of Bayonne 735 Ave. C
Bayonne, NJ, 07002
Jewish Foundation School/ Yeshiva Merkaz HaTorah for Girls 400 Caswell Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10314
The Frisch School 120 West Century Rd
Paramus, NJ, 07652
Yeshivat Noam 70 West Century Road
Paramus, NJ, 07652
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Learning Institute of Union City-Girls School 3300 New York Avenue
Union City, NJ, 07087
Learning Institute of Union City-Boys School 3400 New York Ave.
Union City, NJ, 07087
Yavneh Academy 155 Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ, 07652
Ben Porat Yosef 243 Frisch Court
Paramus, NJ, 07652
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IVDU School c/o 11 Broadway - 13th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
Sinai at RYNJ 666 Kinderkamack
River Edge, NJ, 07661
Yeshiva of North Jersey 666 Kinderkamack Rd.
River Edge, NJ, 07661
Manhattan Day School 310 West 75th Street
New York, NY, 10023
Sinai Highschool For Boys 1600 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Torah Academy Bergen County 1600 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan 346 W. 89th St.
New York, NY, 10024
The Sinai School 1485 Teaneck Road Suite 304
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls 1650 Palisade Ave.
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Sinai Girls' High School 1650 Palisade Avenue
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem 145 East Broadway
New York, NY, 10002
Bais Yaakov of the East Side 142 Broome Street
New York, NY, 10002
Yeshiva Ohr Simcha of Englewood 101 West Forest Avenue
Englewood, NJ, 07631
Manhattan High School For Girls /Machon Ya'akov L'Banos 154 East 70th Street
New York, NY, 10021
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School 164 East 68th Street
New York, NY, 10021
The Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School of Ramaz 60 E. 78th Street
New York, NY, 10021
The Ramaz Middle School 114 E. 85th Street
New York, NY, 10028
The Ramaz Lower School 125 East 85th Street
New York, NY, 10028
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NCSY

West Orange has an active NCSY chapter, headed by
Alexandra & Levi Herman (), which runs public school clubs and social events for Jewish teens from all backgrounds. 2018620250 Visit Region Web Site