October 29, 2019 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1795462
Anyone live in or have any information on available options for a Chassidish family to move out of town?
What are the benefits? Disadvantages?
By out of town I mean out of NY/NJ area.October 30, 2019 11:25 am at 11:25 am #1795761
Boston (Bostoner rebbe)
I think in bocaOctober 30, 2019 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #1795787
The following towns outside the NY Metro area have a Chasidic community:
Sullivan County, NY
Jersey City, NJ
Union City, NJ
Los Angeles, CA
Montreal, QCOctober 30, 2019 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #1795832
I would add Cleveland and possibly Chicago to the list….it all depends on what you mean by a Chassidish comunity.. There are rebbeles all over the U.S. who dress in chassidish lvush and give themselves a title (e.g. the South Beach Rebbe”) but its not what I think the oP has in mind. Likewise, there are enclaves of established chassidus living in towns distant from their rebbe.October 30, 2019 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #1795835
AntwerpOctober 30, 2019 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #1795890
Staten Island Willowbrook area has become chasidish recently.October 30, 2019 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1795881
“By out of town I mean out of NY/NJ area..””
I stretched it a bit to include Cleveland (where there are small green sprouts of chassidus in a desert of Litvish hashkafah). It also has the Browns, Indians and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Antwerp is WOOT (Waaaaay out of town).October 30, 2019 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1795884
Toronto ontarioOctober 30, 2019 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1795883
Boisbriand QuebecOctober 30, 2019 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1795925
Baltimore is the closest and most developed Chassidishe community 3-4 hour drive from the New York metropolitan area. 4+ Chassidishe Shula. Men’s Mikvaos. Chassidishe Cheder, Kollel and Girls School. Chassidishe Shechita, poskim and Rabbonim, etc.October 30, 2019 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #1795916
If you mean Chassidish communities that ALSO have at least one chassidish school the list gets a lot smaller.October 30, 2019 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #1795902
detroit just got a chasidish kollel.October 30, 2019 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1795956
Baltimore has Rabbi Eichenstein, Rabbi Taubs shul, Goldbergers, Sternhills, Hertzbergs and the Chassidishe Kollel. The Kollel has 31 Avreichim. Did I mention it’s drivable to and from Baltimore same day (unlike Chicago, Detroit or anywhere else)? Strong Eruv everyone holds of. And we had measles cases too so you know it’s Chassidish.October 30, 2019 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1795958
Baltimoe Mayven neglected to mention that there have been reports of itelligent life with a Litvish hashkafah in Baltoimore as well.October 30, 2019 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1795968
Baltimore? “No human being would want to live there.” (D.J. Trump, not to be confused with any rappers named D.J.)October 30, 2019 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1795983
The vast majority of Baltimore is Litvish / Yeshivish. BH everyone gets along very nicely. Ir HaShalom. Who cares what the President says – he says all sorts of crazy things.October 31, 2019 8:04 am at 8:04 am #1795996
Los Angeles has a large chassidish kollel as well as the LA Chedee which is chassidish (rabbeim teach in Yiddish) and all the other benefits as well. And get along very nicely with other groups. Plus the weather!October 31, 2019 8:04 am at 8:04 am #1795997
Cheder*October 31, 2019 8:07 am at 8:07 am #1795987
The Baltimore Jewish community is known to have the most well rounded, level headed, extremely sweet people. The community genuinely cares for each other. Also, Baltimore isn’t exactly “out of town”, we have tons and tons of shuls and restaurants! There’s a brand new chassidish community that recently moved in and they’re the nicest people. Anybody that talks badly about Baltimore clearly hasn’t been to Baltimore or met anyone from there. They’re one of the most genuine communities in the entire country.
Trump was referring to downtown Baltimore, not the Jewish community (Pikesville).
Minor repair-29October 31, 2019 10:54 am at 10:54 am #1796080
How Chassidish are you?
Are you OK with a Nusach Sefard shul where the Rov wears a streimel, throws apples on Shmini Atzeres, and speaks Yiddish but there are perhaps only two or three bekishes in the whole shul? Or do you need a full-on Rebbe with Chassidim following every word, cheder, Yeshiva, girls school, zilber schtock, and tisches and all that?
Since we’re discussing Baltimore, there are several shuls that fit the first description. The second description is something you don’t really find outside of NY/NJ with the exception of Tosh in Motreal. Even Baltimore has a “Chassidishe Kollel” but there’s no Rebbe and it’s socially isolated from the rest of the frum community.October 31, 2019 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #1796163
linden nj has 60 families / mt kisco in white plains area / kasho town in bedford hills / and even a pupa town – but your q is very vague and there are so many variables beginning on WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO MOVE OUT? a chasidish family has to have a major reason or reasons to live ir hakodesh metro areaNovember 7, 2019 10:51 am at 10:51 am #1798256
Joseph mentioned Sullivan county, but to be specific Monticello has a fledgling Chasidish community and R’ Yoely Roth (Breslov) is establishing a community in Liberty, NY. Visnitz has a “shtetl” in Kiamesha Lake, NY otherwise known as Gibbers.
The Catskills mountains have great potential as there is a lot of Jewish infrastructure.November 7, 2019 10:52 am at 10:52 am #1798264
Meir: Perhaps better to frame your question as to why a frum yid with a young family would want to STAY in the NYC metro area.November 7, 2019 11:30 am at 11:30 am #1798288
To add to GH,
Especially with taxes through the wazoo
Crime rising especially anti Semitic crime
Decriminalization of Crimea along with no bail
You don’t even get school vouchers
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