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    Ray2220
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    I’m looking to relocate in the Us. We’re a couple with one child. We need a community that is young and sociable, has kosher conveniences and is normal, healthy and open minded.

    Schools are very important: there should be a school that provides a good well rounded education both kodesh and Chol. That the kids are happy in with great teachers.

    It should have a nice Rav and be q nice suburban place but either in or near a big city for shopping etc.

    Not too big (we Dont want to get lost) but not too small that its boring and limited.

    Any ideas?

    Please help! Thanks. Please give as much info as possible

    #1132510
    Joseph
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    What country are you coming from? Do you have any preferences as far as hashkafa, i.e. yeshivish, modern, chasidish? Do you need to move somewhere that you need to find a position is a specific industry? Are you willing/able to pay a relatively high amount in tuition?

    #1132511
    Ray2220
    Member

    Coming from the US. No hashkafic preferences besides normally frum and a nice mix.

    Industry very easily relocatable. Willing to pay reasonable tuition but not very high

    #1132512
    B1g B0y
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    Ben Salem, Pennsylvania is a small Jewish community just outside of Philly. Less than an hour from Lakewood but very suburban.

    #1132513
    fathousewife
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    Cleveland!

    #1132514
    ChanieE
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    Check out the OU Jewish Communities fair – they have loads of useful information about quite a few communities, including contact info.

    https://www.ou.org/fair/communities/

    Mods – if OK please include the link.

    #1132515
    zahavasdad
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    Brooklyn

    #1132516
    Ayymayd
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    Far Rockaway

    #1132517
    Joseph
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    Monsey.

    #1132518
    The Queen
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    Scranton

    #1132519
    Utah
    Member

    Always have been a fan of my hometown, Salt Lake City

    #1132520
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Las Vegas might be a good bet.

    #1132521

    how about Passaic. it has a nice frum torah community & if looking for big shopping the people go to the next town over of Teaneck for fancier shopping. if you want more modern the nteaneck itself is more to the modern side versus passaic but is still also a nice frum community & both not far from manhattan

    #1132522
    gavra_at_work
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    St. Louis is actually affordable, not like Brooklyn, Far Rockaway or Monsey.

    Cleveland (or Cincinnati) may also be OK, but “Industry very easily relocatable” has a way of not relocating to Cleveland, so do some research first.

    #1132523
    Avi K
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    Gavra, did you know that the “sainted” Louis in question was the one who burned the Talmud in Paris?

    #1132524
    Joseph
    Participant

    St. Louis is well off in employment opportunities?

    #1132525
    zahavasdad
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    St Louis doesnt have the Kedushah of Brooklyn Eir Hakodesh

    There is likely more torah in Brooklyn than anywhere else in the world (Maybe even more than Jerusalem)

    #1132526
    Shopping613 🌠
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    Don’t go to Cincinnati.

    #1132527
    gavra_at_work
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    Gavra, did you know that the “sainted” Louis in question was the one who burned the Talmud in Paris?

    Yes.

    #1132528
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Don’t go to Cincinnati.

    Why not?

    St. Louis is well off in employment opportunities?

    As always, it depends on what you do. There probably isn’t a large market for typewriter repair people. Look into anywhere you move before making a decision.

    #1132529
    MDG
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    Ray2220,

    Do have family in the East? If so, staying relatively near by may be helpful. Places like Cleveland and Detroit have reasonable housing, but the cities themselves are rather poor. Pittburgh is a little more expensive, but a lot less than NYC metro. Baltimore also, but Baltimore seems larger than what you’re looking for.

    I think you need to look at your needs and wants and prioritize them. No place is going to have everything you want (unless you’re really lucky).

    #1132530
    son
    Member

    Perhaps in favor of keeping away from Lashon Hara – especially on a whole community – it would be worthwhile to avoid suggesting not to investigate certain areas.

    #1132531
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    FYI Its not Lashon Harah to tell people the truth about a community. People need to know the truth especially if they intended to spend thousands , tens of thousands or even Hundreds of thousands of Dollars on relocation.

    #1132532
    MDG
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    Someone told me that the most affordable Jewish community is Milwaukee because the price of housing in cheap and they have school vouchers.

    #1132533
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    ZD: In a public forum, it probably is.

    Privately, on an as-needed basis, it wouldn’t be.

    #1132535
    popa_bar_abba
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    Billings.

    #1132536
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Someone told me that the most affordable Jewish community is Milwaukee because the price of housing in cheap and they have school vouchers.

    So does Cleveland.

    #1132537
    kfb
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    Zahavasdad- Did you read what the OP wrote? How could you suggest Brooklyn?

    #1132539
    karlbenmarx
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    Edison.

    #1132540
    Uncle Ben
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    Salt Lake City? What size kehila is that? Is there a day school?

    #1132541
    streekgeek
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    Manalapan, 25 minutes from Lakewood. Small kollel, nice but small and active frum community. Bigger non-orthodox community as well.

    Passaic is bigger, but also nice.

    Eatontown/Oakhurst near Long Branch which has a big Sfardi/Syrian community.

    I second Bensalem, PA. Nice people.

    Rochester, NY

    Waterbury, CT

    Norfolk, VA

    Ray2220, feel free to ask any questions. I’ve looked in to all the communities I mentioned as we’re looking to relocate too.

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