Record 63 Communities in U.S. and Israel to be Showcased at OU’s Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair

04 Nov 2019


NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people are expected at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Seventh International Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair that will showcase a record-breaking 63 communities from the U.S. and Israel on Sunday, Nov. 24th at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan from 12-6 p.m.

Families and individuals interested in relocating can learn about the amenities, schools, local infrastructure and potential employment opportunities of the participating communities. Special workshops will be available for first-time homebuyers and for those contemplating Aliyah, which will be facilitated by Nefesh b’Nefesh.

The event will bring together 57 communities from 19 states throughout North America and 6 communities in Israel, including: Albany, NY; Allentown, PA; Atlanta, GA; Greater Boston (Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Newton, and Sharon), MA; Charleston, SC; Cherry Hill, NJ; Chesterfield, MO; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; East Brunswick, NJ; Elizabeth/Hillside, NJ; Elkins Park, PA; Fleetwood, NY; Harrisburg, PA; Highland Park/Edison, NJ; Houston, TX; La Jolla, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Linden, NJ; Livingston, NJ; Longmeadow/Springfield, MA; Louisville, KY; Marlboro/Manalapan, NJ; Memphis, TN; Merrick, NY; Mount Kisco, NY; Norfolk, VA; North Bellmore, NY; North Jersey Sephardic Communities (Ft. Lee, Paramus, Teaneck, and West Orange); Northeast Philadelphia, PA; Oak Park, MI; Overland Park/Kansas City, KS; Parsippany, NJ; Plainview, NY; Randolph/Mount Freedom, NJ; Richmond, VA; Scottsdale, AZ; Somerton/Philadelphia, PA; South Bend, IN; South New Rochelle, NY; Southfield, MI; Springfield, NJ; St. Louis, MO; Stamford, CT; Staten Island, NY; Syracuse, NY; West Hartford, CT; West Orange, NJ and Wynnewood/Philadelphia, PA. The Israeli communities include: Efrat, Jerusalem, Modiin, Bet Shemesh/Ramat Bet Shemesh, and smaller communities in the North and South.

“The success of the fair both in terms of the number of communities and diversity of geographies shows how Torah and Jewish life is growing across the country,” said Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane. “The OU is proud to be able to facilitate a forum to bring families and communities closer to one another.”

“The OU is proud to be the conduit between participating communities and Orthodox Jewish families looking to relocate and maintain their religious lifestyle. This growth of this event over the years reflects the increased diversity of affordable housing, employment opportunities, and Jewish infrastructure across these communities,” said Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin.

“The response to this program has been incredible. Since our last fair in 2017, over 250 families have relocated to communities that were showcased at this event,” said Orthodox Union Director of Community Programs Rebbetzin Judi Steinig.

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Founded in 1898, the Orthodox Union, (OU), serves as the voice of American Orthodox Jewry, with over 400 congregations in its synagogue network. As the umbrella organization for American Orthodox Jewry, the OU is at the forefront of advocacy work on both state and federal levels, outreach to Jewish teens and young professionals through NCSY, Israel Free Spirit Birthright, Yachad and OU Press, among many other divisions and programs. For more information, visit