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Old 08-26-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I are looking to move to Central NJ in the next 2 years. He works in the city near Grand Central, so we are looking for towns that don’t have a completely brutal commute for him. The 2 towns we are considering as of now are East Brunswick and Old Bridge. I’m fairly familiar with the Jewish population in East Brunswick, but am wondering what Old Bridge is like. Particularly the Reform-Conservative population. I know the school district has both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur off but that’s all I know. If anyone has any insight I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I are looking to move to Central NJ in the next 2 years. He works in the city near Grand Central, so we are looking for towns that don’t have a completely brutal commute for him. The 2 towns we are considering as of now are East Brunswick and Old Bridge. I’m fairly familiar with the Jewish population in East Brunswick, but am wondering what Old Bridge is like. Particularly the Reform-Conservative population. I know the school district has both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur off but that’s all I know. If anyone has any insight I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
Are you Reform or Conservative? I always go to URJ.org when I need info about temples. But I would contact a few near where you're looking and they might be able to steer you in the right direction. Not sure what the Conservative equivalent of that is.

You could also check out Federation websites. This one is actually headquartered close to where you are looking.

www.jewishheartnj.org

Unfortunately, the JCCs are pretty spread out, but if you do a search for jewish community centers on a Google map, you'll get some results.

Most public school districts close for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur nowadays if they fall during the week.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Hi,

That is a good idea to reach out to local temples and see if they have information about how many Jews are in Old Bridge. Also, not every district has off both days of Rosh Hashanah. I am a teacher and both my current district and my previous district do not have off both days, just the first.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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Hi,

That is a good idea to reach out to local temples and see if they have information about how many Jews are in Old Bridge. Also, not every district has off both days of Rosh Hashanah. I am a teacher and both my current district and my previous district do not have off both days, just the first.
I meant one day each for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur .
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Yeah, having the Jewish holidays off says nothing about the population. My daughter got them off in our former Bergen County town, and you could count the number of Jewish families in town on one hand. Faculty was different. Her wonderful band and chorus teachers were both Jewish, and probably a few others, as well.
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