Elizabeth, NJ United States

About this community

Elizabeth/Hillside is a unified Orthodox community in the NY metropolitan area.  Our modern Torah community is renowned for warmth and hospitality, providing a full range of shuls, dynamic rabbanim, youth and communal/chesed organizations, and kosher establishments, all in an affordable suburban community setting.

The Elmora section in Elizabeth is home to three shuls, the elementary and boys’ high school, an array of kosher restaurants (including a kosher Dunkin’ Donuts) and popular “Shabbos Park.” Nearby is the Westminster section and adjacent Hillside community, with two shuls and Bruriah High School for Girls.  Although our community has two distinct living areas, they are close enough to allow Shabbos visits, and one eruv encompasses both. The local YM-YWHA offers a full spectrum of services and events for our community including kosher day care, summer camp, fitness center, and separate men’s and women’s swim hours. The Orthodox population ranges from Modern Orthodox to Yeshivish to Israeli Dati — yet we all get along as one cohesive community.

Elizabeth/Hillside is in the heart of a robust job market, with an easy 30- minute commute to Manhattan and easy access to major highways, mass transportation, airports, malls and recreational destinations. There is a wide range of housing options, with homes in move-in condition starting around $250k, making us one of the most affordable Orthodox communities around. We offer all the amenities of a large city, but retain that warm, small town feeling.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

You can learn more about the neighboring community of Hillside here

Participated in Fair 2013, 2015, 2017