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Old 07-28-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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I know that this is an older posting, but did you end up moving to Newtown? I am looking for the same things in a town and am wondering what you thought!
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Since this was "bumped", I will comment that one indication of there being Jewish kids in the schools may be whether the town's schools close on the Jewish High Holy Days. Now that may not be absolute because virtually all of Fairfield County does (as does almost all NYC Metro area districts in general), and in some cases like the city districts of Bridgeport and New Haven it probably reflects more the teachers or that it was "historically" Jewish and they didn't change the policy when the population changed.

But almost everywhere else in the US it usually the more "Jewish" suburbs/towns that do so and not the rest of that area (i.e. Williamsville near Buffalo, Shaker Heights near Cleveland, for that matter in the Hartford/Waterbury area I believe West Hartford, Cheshire, Avon, Farmington and Simsbury do and the rest of the area doesn't). Then again, in most other parts of the US a given town may have enough of a Jewish population that "your kid isn't the only Jewish kid in the school" but it's still small enough to not close on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Just a thought.....
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Default Only Crown and Judaica store closed on the Jewish Sabbath

I'm Jewish and I have lived in West Hartford for over a decade. The only stores that are closed for Shabbat are the Judaica Store and the Crown kosher supermarket. Also, the kosher meat and deli sections at Waldbaum's are closed on Shabbat. Yes, West Hartford is a great place for Jews to live in CT, but it's also a great place for people of all other religions, or no religion, to live.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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If you want to live in a Jewish area in CT, look no further than West Hartford!
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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If you want to live in a Jewish area in CT, look no further than West Hartford!
Or Woodbridge.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Fairfield County features two Jewish Community Centers, multiple synagogues, and lots of Jewish people Don't forget us.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Fairfield County features two Jewish Community Centers, multiple synagogues, and lots of Jewish people Don't forget us.
Don't you live in Tolland County??
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Old Today, 03:01 PM
 
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I know this is over a decade late, but I figured I’d answer in case anyone looks for this information. There is a synagogue in Newtown, Congregation Adath Israel. The synagogue mainly draws from Newtown, although it does have some members from surrounding towns, especially Brookfield. There are also synagogues nearby in Danbury (2 synagogues), Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Trumbull, Southbury, Woodbury, New Milford, and Brewster, NY. Newtown is one of the more Jewish towns in the area, and I would estimate that it’s synagogue is larger than all of the ones I’ve listed except Ridgefield, Trumbull, and Southbury.
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Old Today, 03:54 PM
 
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I know this is over a decade late, but I figured I’d answer in case anyone looks for this information. There is a synagogue in Newtown, Congregation Adath Israel. The synagogue mainly draws from Newtown, although it does have some members from surrounding towns, especially Brookfield. There are also synagogues nearby in Danbury (2 synagogues), Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Trumbull, Southbury, Woodbury, New Milford, and Brewster, NY. Newtown is one of the more Jewish towns in the area, and I would estimate that it’s synagogue is larger than all of the ones I’ve listed except Ridgefield, Trumbull, and Southbury.

Since this thread (and my response) is from 2010 (before it happened), I will note that at least one (and I think more than one) of the Sandy Hook victims was Jewish. I know that is a weird, creepy and macabre way to answer this question, but I thought I'd note that.
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