Allentown, PA United States – OU Communities

About this community

Rolling hills through the countryside, bustling downtown area, picturesque Allentown is home to a close-knit Modern Orthodox Jewish community. Nestled in the West End neighborhood, our low cost of living boasts spacious 3–4-bedroom houses for less than $300K within our large eruv, low property and income tax, and tax-free groceries, clothing, drugstore and many household items.

Under the rabbinic leadership of Rabbi Nisan Andrews, Congregation Sons of Israel is the center of the community, religiously and geographically.

Allentown economy is booming, and companies are creating jobs faster than they can fill them. The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has identified growth industries as healthcare, transportation, life-science research, high value business services and manufacturing.

Our children thrive at the Jewish Day School, our top-notch Pre-K–8th grade school. Our beautiful mikvah and local Vaad are pillars of the community. Kosher meat, dairy and fresh baked goods are among the many kosher foods available at multiple local grocery stores. Dine out at Muhlenberg College, offering meat and dairy fare, under the supervision of the Star-K, or Around the Table Catering operates a parve food truck at the JCC.

Only 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, and 90 minutes west of New York. Attractions around the area include Dorney Park, the Crayola Experience, the Da Vinci Science Center, Lehigh Valley Zoo, Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Warm hospitality, Small-town values, Metropolitan convenience

Come visit Allentown for a Shabbos, where we are all one community.


-50% off shul membership for two years

-1-year complimentary JCC Membership

-Financial assistance available by application

-Day School financial assistance available on an individual basis


• Affordable Apartment Rentals

• Affordable Homes/Co-ops

• Eruv

• Job Opportunities

• Kosher Food Availability

• Kosher Dining

• Low Taxes

• Mikvah

• Retirement/Senior Living

• Special Needs/Disability Resources

• Yeshiva Elementary Day School

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

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