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  • #1328673

    Levanna
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    I would appreciate any help on this.

    I plan on moving to New Jersey after I’m married next year and would like to know where the Hasidic communities are. I know NY had plenty but I’d like to be in NJ with easy transportation to NY.

    #1328750

    zahavasdad
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    Lakewood..(There is a decent sized Chassidic communtiy there)

    #1328759

    Joseph
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    Lakewood has many many Chareidim. I think Union City has a small Klausenberg community.

    #1328796

    Joseph
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    I intended to post (pre-spell check correct) that Lakewood has a very very large number of Chasidim and Chasidish kehilos.

    #1328863

    Levanna
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    Toda Raba! I will look more into Union City. Lakewood is too far away from NY.

    #1328890

    jakob
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    almost every kind of chassidus is already living in lakewood at diferent locations with their own shul & rebbe etc…

    #1329062

    Mammele
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    If you want easy transportation to NY you might want to look into the fledgling community of Jersey City. But you must have thick skin as it’s not the most favorable of neighborhoods.

    #1329065

    Joseph
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    Mammele, does Jersey City have any advantages over Union City?

    #1329067

    mms601
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    Jersey City

    #1329069

    PosterGirl
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    Jakob: not every chasidus has its own Rebbe in Lakewood. They each have their own shul (maybe) but their Rebbe isn’t necessarily moving to Lakewood.

    #1329070

    PosterGirl
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    How about Chabad? There’s gotta be some Chabad communities in NJ.

    #1329141

    Joseph
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    Chabad shluchim are everywhere, but not necessarily their lay Chasidim.

    #1329185

    Mammele
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    I really don’t know enough about either one to compare, except as I mentioned Jersey City’s closer proximity to NY. Jersey City I believe is loosely Satmar based, while Union City is Klausenberg.

    Jersey City is in its infancy, however with grand plans for the future which may or may not work out long term (they’re currently working on forming their own branch of Hatzolah).
    Union City is more established, so you get what you see, but no plans I’m aware of for major expansion. The Zehviller Rebbe & Rosh Yeshiva there just passed away, so that might effect its future.

    I’d assume rents in both places are low, but you’d really need to do your own checking about everything.

    #1329372

    zahavasdad
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    The community in Jersey city is small, I dont know the size, but its nothing compared to Monsey/Rockland area or Lakewood. Its probably a small shtebel or 2

    #1329668

    Mammele
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    ZDad: you’re right. But she’s asking for a Chasidic community in NJ that’s not Lakewood (too far from NYC) which doesn’t exactly leave her with the greatest of options.

    Additionally, neither Lakewood nor Monsey started out as the large communities they are now.

    #1329670

    zahavasdad
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    Jersey City is a large city in general and on the upswing and becoming gentrified because its close to Manhattan and a short Path train ride away from manhattan. It is becoming the next Williamsburg and I dont mean the chassidic part, but rather the Hipster part

    #1329748

    Levanna
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    Thanks everyone. Jersey City doesn’t seem like a place I can handle honestly. Mammele, it’s unfortunate there isn’t anything established yet in the area that I need. I’ll still look into Union City.

    #1329753

    Levanna
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    My fiance mentioned he heard of Elizabeth, NJ when I last spoke to him. How is it over there?

    #1329764

    Joseph
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    Levanna, when you say you’re looking for a “Hasidic community”, can you please define for us what you mean by a Hasidic community?

    #1329768

    iacisrmma
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    Elizabeth, NJ is not known as being a chasidisheh kehilla although there are some shteibels.

    #1330606

    CTLAWYER
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    Today’s New York Times website has a lengthy article about ‘Ultra Orthodox’ Jews leaving NYC for new homes. It features the 62 Hasidic families that have settled in Jersey City buying large homes in the $300,000 range. Worth reading as an asnwer to the OP’s question

    #1330640

    aishet chover
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    A heimish/chassidish community was founded a few years ago in Greenfield, NJ.

    #1330642

    aishet chover
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    Make that Greenville, and I guess that’s the Jersey City kehilla already mentioned.

    #1330663

    Joseph
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    How big is heimishe Greenville? And what kind of heimish?

    #1330678

    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    Read the NYTIMES article I mentioned. 62 families of assorted Chassidus

    #1330679

    DaMoshe
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    Elizabeth, NJ is not a chassidish community. It’s under the leadership of HaRav Teitz shlita, who is as Litvish as they come!
    A friend told me that a chassidish community will be starting soon in Linden, NJ – apparently they’re buying some land, and getting zoning approvals for a school.

    #1330677

    zahavasdad
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    I never heard of Greenfeild, NJ so I google mapped it. Its about 60 miles south of Lakewood past Atlantic City. So about 175 miles from NYC

    #1330838

    Mammele
    Participant

    Thanks CTL. Timely and interesting read.

    I’d like to point out that the pressure to sell houses which the article discusses is, I believe universal wherever real estate prices rise quickly. I live in Brooklyn and receive a phone call from some real estate agent (either not Jewish or secular) that ostensibly wants to buy my house on a regular basis, as well as random mailings.

    It’s the name of the real estate game to some extent. Although I don’t know how many “hits” such cold-calling yields, the “investment” is worth it for some, as the potential commission the broker can earn is pretty high. B”H I don’t get door knocks – and I do understand their frustration – yet it’s a regular part of capitalism.

    #1330859

    Joseph
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    Greenville is just the neighborhood in Jersey City where the Chasidim are moving to. It isn’t a city.

    #1330949

    zahavasdad
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    Mailings dont bother me, Let them mail all they want, Its doorbell ringing I cant stand and that should be illegal

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