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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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That is way too broad a statement.
At 61 years old I'm used to getting lectured about Judaism by non Jews

It comes with the territory.
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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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If OP would give up the small-town requirement, I'll bet he could find everything else he wants.
The OP wanted a small town in close proximity to a city that had good medical, and food, etc. I'm sure he doesn't expect that to be in the small town. From the OP's first post:

"We are looking for a smaller town with character of course near larger city with good medical facilities,
activities, etc."

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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
 
Location: plano
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Come to Plano Texas. Its a small town of 300k but in the midst of a big metro DFW.

Guns Check
Conservative Check
Good Deli maybe according to some of my friends from the NE. Cindi's and the Deli News near by.
Planes fly to the NW
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM
 
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Come to Plano Texas. Its a small town of 300k but in the midst of a big metro DFW.

Guns Check
Conservative Check
Good Deli maybe according to some of my friends from the NE. Cindi's and the Deli News near by.
Planes fly to the NW
300,000 is not a small town. If OP wanted a small town in a large metro, Paradise Valley, AZ is a better place than Plano, TX. Paradise Valley is an enclave of approximately 15,000 people, much like Highland Park and University Park in Metro Dallas. There are also more retirees in Metro Phoenix than Metro Dallas.

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Majority of Jews are actually secular - only 30% of (even) Israelis claim religion is important to their lives.

https://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/...us-commitment/

To state it more accurately, perhaps the majority of Jews that attend some house of worship or function more than 4 times a year are Reform.
That link is about Israeli Jews. OP is in the United States. United States Jews would be more relevant to discuss here. Now, it can be said that a lot of those who claim to be Jewish in the United States are infrequent attendees of synagogue. It can also be said in the United States that those who claim to be Catholic are not going to Catholic Mass weekly.
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Old Yesterday, 03:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Kiryas Joel.
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Kiryas Joel.
He wants Conservative, not Hasidic.
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Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM
 
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i really really really hope the original poster (and you too ysr) will post back with their verdict.
My thoughts which I have shared previously is that something's got to give and I suspect the food one is the hardest to satisfy with all others.
I eagerly await hearing the resolution.
OP here,

Yes I am politically conservative, we would like a "Conservative" synagogue, not orthodox or reformed. Reason is I like to sit with my wife for services as compared to orthodox. I do not believe in mixing religious services with clergy political views incorporated into services!

I am a veteran and disabled retired police officer, my father a WW2 veteran, my son is 100% disabled Iraq combat Marine veteran, my 2 brothers are Vietnam veterans. We are pro-life and believe in secured borders (Like in Israel). We are pro second amendment and have guns for self defense.

Want a good VA Medical Center and also excellent medical centers for my wife. Yes, need a Jewish deli. Yes grandchildren all live in Seattle (where we used to live) but can not stand the weather, liberal political agenda, traffic, and after early 1990's the mass migration of Californians. We will fly to Seattle to see the grandchildren and we also do not want to chase the adult children as they plan to move in the future (can't blame them).

We will never live in California! Utah is very nice but not good for retiree taxes (look up Kiplinger Retire tax map). It would be ideal to live near the coast for 7 months of the year and live on our off grid Montana cabin / property for 5 months (May to September until we can not care for the property any longer).

Florida - very familiar wit Florida as my parents lived there (passed) in Boca and my brother live in Ft. Lauderdale area. Its ok but after living out west for the past 35 years (from NY) not sure about the humidity. Maybe. The only place out west besides CA for a Jewish presence would be Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix.....eh. Don't care for the desert that much nor would my 120 lb Rottweiler service dog. Maybe Spokane area as it has a conservative synagogue but still, nothing else in regard to a deli, nee a beach, etc.

Anyway, may just have to get a small house or condo in a 55 plus community in SE Florida as a snow bird to get my Jewish fill and then off to Montana as stated in the above! The dilemma is when we will have to resort to having just one home in the future.......

Thanks for all the replies!! Much Appreciated!
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM
 
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Majority of Jews are actually secular - only 30% of (even) Israelis claim religion is important to their lives.

https://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/...us-commitment/

To state it more accurately, perhaps the majority of Jews that attend some house of worship or function more than 4 times a year are Reform.
OP Here: The statement is not true. We lived in Israel and about 30% is secular. Most Israeli's observe the high holidays in some fashion. It was wonderful living there. It reminded me of when I was a child and we embraced national holidays such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, etc and not just a sale of businesses and getting away for the holiday.
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Old Yesterday, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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OP here,

Yes I am politically conservative, we would like a "Conservative" synagogue, not orthodox or reformed. Reason is I like to sit with my wife for services as compared to orthodox. I do not believe in mixing religious services with clergy political views incorporated into services!

I am a veteran and disabled retired police officer, my father a WW2 veteran, my son is 100% disabled Iraq combat Marine veteran, my 2 brothers are Vietnam veterans. We are pro-life and believe in secured borders (Like in Israel). We are pro second amendment and have guns for self defense.

Want a good VA Medical Center and also excellent medical centers for my wife. Yes, need a Jewish deli. Yes grandchildren all live in Seattle (where we used to live) but can not stand the weather, liberal political agenda, traffic, and after early 1990's the mass migration of Californians. We will fly to Seattle to see the grandchildren and we also do not want to chase the adult children as they plan to move in the future (can't blame them).

We will never live in California! Utah is very nice but not good for retiree taxes (look up Kiplinger Retire tax map). It would be ideal to live near the coast for 7 months of the year and live on our off grid Montana cabin / property for 5 months (May to September until we can not care for the property any longer).

Florida - very familiar wit Florida as my parents lived there (passed) in Boca and my brother live in Ft. Lauderdale area. Its ok but after living out west for the past 35 years (from NY) not sure about the humidity. Maybe. The only place out west besides CA for a Jewish presence would be Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix.....eh. Don't care for the desert that much nor would my 120 lb Rottweiler service dog. Maybe Spokane area as it has a conservative synagogue but still, nothing else in regard to a deli, nee a beach, etc.

Anyway, may just have to get a small house or condo in a 55 plus community in SE Florida as a snow bird to get my Jewish fill and then off to Montana as stated in the above! The dilemma is when we will have to resort to having just one home in the future.......

Thanks for all the replies!! Much Appreciated!


Thank you all for serving.
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Old Yesterday, 07:53 PM
 
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OP here:

No, need the Jewish deli and a Dr Browns cream soda a couple of times a week!!!
I am hybrid Jew - politically very conservative, wear cowboy hat, ex-cop, have guns, have truck, have a rottweiler dog. Left Seattle for Boise, IDAHO because I couldn't take the socialist state any longer!

Wife is retiring and looking for a home. Can take a plane to see the 6 grandchildren in the wetlands.
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OP here,

Yes I am politically conservative, we would like a "Conservative" synagogue, not orthodox or reformed. Reason is I like to sit with my wife for services as compared to orthodox. I do not believe in mixing religious services with clergy political views incorporated into services!

I am a veteran and disabled retired police officer, my father a WW2 veteran, my son is 100% disabled Iraq combat Marine veteran, my 2 brothers are Vietnam veterans. We are pro-life and believe in secured borders (Like in Israel). We are pro second amendment and have guns for self defense.

Want a good VA Medical Center and also excellent medical centers for my wife. Yes, need a Jewish deli. Yes grandchildren all live in Seattle (where we used to live) but can not stand the weather, liberal political agenda, traffic, and after early 1990's the mass migration of Californians. We will fly to Seattle to see the grandchildren and we also do not want to chase the adult children as they plan to move in the future (can't blame them).

We will never live in California! Utah is very nice but not good for retiree taxes (look up Kiplinger Retire tax map). It would be ideal to live near the coast for 7 months of the year and live on our off grid Montana cabin / property for 5 months (May to September until we can not care for the property any longer).

Florida - very familiar wit Florida as my parents lived there (passed) in Boca and my brother live in Ft. Lauderdale area. Its ok but after living out west for the past 35 years (from NY) not sure about the humidity. Maybe. The only place out west besides CA for a Jewish presence would be Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix.....eh. Don't care for the desert that much nor would my 120 lb Rottweiler service dog. Maybe Spokane area as it has a conservative synagogue but still, nothing else in regard to a deli, nee a beach, etc.

Anyway, may just have to get a small house or condo in a 55 plus community in SE Florida as a snow bird to get my Jewish fill and then off to Montana as stated in the above! The dilemma is when we will have to resort to having just one home in the future.......

Thanks for all the replies!! Much Appreciated!
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OP Here: The statement is not true. We lived in Israel and about 30% is secular. Most Israeli's observe the high holidays in some fashion. It was wonderful living there. It reminded me of when I was a child and we embraced national holidays such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, etc and not just a sale of businesses and getting away for the holiday.
Just as an aside, and for future reference, you don't need to keep pointing out that you're the OP. Every time you post in a thread that you created, the words Original Poster show up in a big blue box next to your name. Everyone already knows that you're the OP when you post a response in your own thread.
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