Small City Takes the Big Prize: Meet Fair Lawn, NJ

15 Apr 2015
A workshop for pre-and post Bar Mitzvah boys and parents, with Rabbi Dov Goldzweig, as part of Ahavat Achim's pre-Sukkot Mitzvah Marathon.
A workshop for pre-and post Bar Mitzvah boys and parents, with sofer Rabbi Dov Goldzweig, as part of Ahavat Achim’s pre-Sukkot Mitzvah Marathon.

Fair Lawn, New Jersey— whose Jewish community will be featured participants in the upcoming OU Jewish Communities Fair on Sunday, April 26 in Manhattan—has recently been named the top small city in the Garden State in 2015 by travel website

According to the website, Fair Lawn offers a wide range of components to be selected for the honor, from multiple child-friendly activities and resources, to communal resources and amenities, low crime rate, commute options, and overall high quality of life.

Children celebrating Purim at Congregation Ahavat Achim.
Children celebrating Purim at OU member shul Congregation Ahavat Achim.

For observant Jewish families, Fair Lawn boasts six synagogues—including OU member congregations Congregation Shomrei Torah and Congregation Ahavat Achim,—a communal mikvah, a variety of kosher food options, a wide range of yeshiva day schools and the close range to nearby Bergen County and New York City communities while maintaining a smaller town feel.

Come to the OU Fair and get to know Fair Lawn and many other desirable Jewish communities around the country. To register, visit

Read the CityDescribed article here.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.