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OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshots

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Dallas, TX

March 27, 2017, by

When Rabbi Ariel and Dr. Jessica Rackovsky moved to North Dallas in the summer of 2015, they didn’t need to cook for quite some time. “Dallas is an incredibly hospitable community, and people cooked and sent us meals to cover us through the Yomim Tovim,” recalled Rabbi Rackovsky. “My wife then gave birth to our

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Cincinnati, OH

March 22, 2017, by

Back in 2005, when my husband – a native Cincinnatian– and I started dating, one of the first things my Brooklyn-born father said was: “There are Jews in Cincinnati?” Much to his surprise, Cincinnati is one of the oldest Jewish communities in America, dating back to 1817, and our Orthodox community here is strong and

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Norfolk, VA

March 22, 2017, by

People in colonial dress, men and women in naval uniforms, and men in black hats—all three styles are not unusual in Norfolk, which has been a home to a growing Jewish community for years, in addition to a major naval base, and is located right near Colonial Williamsburg. Find out more about Norfolk at the

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Twin Rivers, NJ

March 22, 2017, by

Location, location, location—while many newcomers to the Jewish community of Twin Rivers, NJ, first come for its central placement between Manhattan, the Jersey Shore, and Philadelphia, they stay for the warm, small town atmosphere. Find out more about Twin Rivers at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Hadas Rosenthal has lived in Twin Rivers

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Nashville, TN

March 20, 2017, by

Nashville’s streets hum with music, but the city that’s all about the country is also home to a harmonious Jewish community with multiple resources in place. Find out more about Nashville at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 The area within the eruv, home to most of the observant Jewish community, is affectionately known

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Highland Park/Edison, NJ

March 16, 2017, by

Growing up in Bergen County, I didn’t think there was any other place in New Jersey where Jews could flourish. I met a guy from South Jersey – he worked there, and I worked in Manhattan, so we needed to find a home halfway. We spent a Shabbos in Highland Park/Edison, and it felt very

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot:​ Southfield, MI

March 16, 2017, by

When Ariella Shaffren moved to Southfield, MI, from Teaneck, NJ, in 2012, one of the first things she noticed was the more relaxed pace of life. Find out more about Southfield at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 “No one honks their cars, no one is rushing anywhere, and commutes to work match

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Chesterfield, MO

March 15, 2017, by

Meet me in St. Louis—or, if you’re looking for a burgeoning Jewish community that taps into the resources of a major metro hub, consider Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. Find out more about Chesterfield at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha Congregation (known as TICK), is the

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Overland Park, Kansas

March 15, 2017, by

Kansas evokes images of rolling wheat plains, heartland values and Toto and Dorothy. But Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City (KC), is also home to a dynamic Orthodox Jewish community growing in small, but certain steps. Find out more about Overland Park at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 “Much of Overland

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Stamford, CT

March 14, 2017, by

In December 2008, the Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) – a communitywide effort to strategically target more young and religiously observant couples to move to Stamford, CT — was launched, with the goal of attracting more families to move to Stamford. Find out more about Stamford at the OU Jewish Communities Fair