“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. Our beautiful neighborhood, a half-hour or less from Manhattan, Queens, White Plains, and Monsey, and ten minutes from Riverdale, provides easy access to the myriad assets and amenities of the New York City area while remaining a quiet, pleasant, and delightful place to raise a family. Fleetwood Synagogue’s refreshing combination of commitment and casualness, of intensity and informality, has brought about a burgeoning renaissance of the area’s century-old Orthodox community.
Just this year, because of the growing number of children, we revived formal youth programming in the shul, with Shabbos morning groups for ages 3-10 and parent-child learning for ages 9-13, in addition to free child care during davening. The most recent wave of growth has brought eight new young families to our shul, with a ninth slated to close on their new home by the end of April. They – along with their 16 children – have moved from Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Riverdale, Bergen County, and Israel. They work in real estate, medicine, academia, law enforcement, information technology, education and finance. These families join several others who have become part of the community since 2000, including Rabbi Gedalyah and Miriam Berger and their five children.
We are proud of the many day schools available for our children, including Westchester Day School, the new Westchester Torah Academy, and SAR Academy, as well as Manhattan Day School and other options a short commute away. Many high schools serve the area as well.
Several new members have taken advantage of our $25,000 Housing Incentive Program, which provides interest-free loans, forgiven altogether if the recipient remains in Fleetwood for 10 years. There are still loans available – please see the website for details.
Name: Rabbi Berger