April 29, 2019 5:55 am at 5:55 am #1720127
The Hancock Park-Beverly-La Brea District in Los Angeles is a great neighborhood for Chasidishe, Litvish and other Ultra-Orthodox folks. Many great Kollelim, Yeshivas and elementary Schools in the area. Kollel Yechiel Yehuda (a Chasidishe Kollel) has been around for years and has produced many great guys as well as the Los Angeles Kollel (Litvish.) Like a couple of other people have mentioned, we have just about every Jewish Orthodox Service that Boro Park or Williamsburg has like Hatzolah, Shomrim, Chaverim, Tomchei Shabbos, Misaskim, RCCS, Bikur Cholim, Shmira etc, etc. Sure, if you want to buy a hous it’ll be around 1 million (sometimes less) but there are plenty of nice rentals available. Kosher food is NOT more expensive than Brooklyn. All kinds of great Jewish schools for the kinderlach Bais Yaakov, Chasidishe schools of at all levels. The Chasidishe Community is large and is growing incredibly quickly (I speak more of Chasidishe because that’s where I am from.) Pico-Robertson is also another Jewish Neighborhood, but nowhere as nice as Hancock Park-Beverly La Brea and there’s also Valley Village that has a large Orthodox population as well. DEFINITELY look into Los Angeles…I have not met anyone who has moved out here that is sorry that they did. I hope this helps!!April 29, 2019 11:03 am at 11:03 am #1720315
glock222 -“I have not met anyone who has moved out here that is sorry that they did. I hope this helps”
Let’s be realistic. It’s very expensive to live there. I know at least one family from Lakewood that moved there and had to move back.
I also have a very close relative that moved there, but he & his wife are working to make ends meet!April 29, 2019 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #1720337
Health: it’s no worse than NYC or Monsey. When people talk about LA as being expensive, they’re comparing to middle America. I know people who have had the experience that it’s significantly cheaper than NYC.
You’re probably right that Lakewood is still more affordable. I’m not sure LA is for the Lakewood types anyway.April 29, 2019 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #1720385
Hi glock maybe we are neighbours… 1 million is very outdated. Houses in la brea area over 1.5. We rent. Rent or property is the highest cost. School costs similar to other communities I have lived in us and they give decent break if u need it. Many baalei teshuva families also in la brea (us for example) that want a real makom torah. But bear in mind the huge billboards (we call and complain about some of them and they get removed) and proximity to trendy Melrose and Hollywood. Lots of homeless. But I love Los angeles. Miss Israel but this is am amazing community. I lived lots of places. If u keep chalav yisrael then yes all milkig products cost more than n.y. many more details
Lots of kiruv opportunities to invovle yourself in. I find l.a. has enabled my kids to thrive without the box. One kid bh shtark married kollel guy. One modern and keep halacha and thriving too and still feeling belongong. Others still young…iyh… one can find their niche here. Omg the weather…how can a working mother feel down when she can do outdoor water aerobics class in the winterApril 29, 2019 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #1720460
LA isn’t a good place to bring up children, I don’t care if people wear shtreimel there pf there are kollelim. The kollwl yungerleit are rich kids.April 29, 2019 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1720498
1, we can have this convo. But there is nothing like byla. Nothing like toras emes. I loved in 6 major cities in USA Israel and Europe and l.a. is up there with the best . Apart from et of courseApril 29, 2019 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1720505
1 -“LA isn’t a good place to bring up children”
And pray tell – Where is?
Do you know about all the OTD Kids from the East Coast?!?April 29, 2019 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1720535
Why are debating a topic asked about in 2010? Give it a rest, guys, unless someone new has questions.April 29, 2019 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1720542
Why are we debating a topic asked about in 2010? Give it a rest, guys, unless someone new has questions.April 29, 2019 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #1720558
It needed to be said twice😀April 29, 2019 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #1720559
There’s way more yiddishkeit in the east coast.April 30, 2019 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1721015
“There’s way more yiddishkeit in the east coast.”
If living in the NYC area were a requirement for being frum, half the American Jewish population would go OTD. People don’t just happen to live in places other than the northeast. It’s simply not for everyone. The stereotype of New Yorkers being miserable and mean-spirited is not entirely baseless (I’m not necessarily talking about the yidden).
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