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Old 06-03-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Hi--we're interested in moving to RVC and are curious about the Jewish community in that town. Is there a sense of religious diversity? Are there young jewish families moving there?

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Old 06-07-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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Hi--we're interested in moving to RVC and are curious about the Jewish community in that town. Is there a sense of religious diversity? Are there young jewish families moving there?

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Yes, the south shore of Nassau county is religiously diverse. Lots of temples and churches of different faiths, especially in Rockville Centre (where I live), Oceanside, Lynbrook, etc.
RVC is a great place - it's an incorporated village so the utilities are fantastic - very reliable and inexpensive compared to the surrounding towns. When the blackout of August 2003 hit the northeast, we only lost power for 30 minutes as the village utilize a short rolling blackout. We have our own village power supply, the water is tasty and these are a huge perk.

The downside of village living is the incredible amount of rules to be followed (no parking on the street overnight - all the houses have very long driveways to accommodate mulitple cars per family). When we bought our house, the previous owner had added a deck to the backyard but they didn't file the proper permits. He had to handle the paperwork, etc. but months later, we would have to accompany his attorney to village court sessions at night to resolve it, which is almost comical. All in all, the positives outweigh the negatives.
Good luck! Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Freeport, Long Island, NY
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Hi--we're interested in moving to RVC and are curious about the Jewish community in that town. Is there a sense of religious diversity? Are there young jewish families moving there?

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I have been living in Oceanside (we border RVC) for over 40 years. I think I can answer this accuratly.
RVC is primarly Catholic. There is an enormous Catholic presence in that town. Of course there are Jewish and other families there, but mostly not!
It is a great town. Lots of restaurants, shops and a hop skip & a jump from NYC on the LIRR. The parking meter thing is another story!
I would highly recommend it.
Oceanside has a more Jewish population. We have synagoguese all over the place. We have supermarkets and delis that cater to Jewish item all year round.
Both are great towns. Probably among the best on the south shore. Also BOTH have great schools.
Good Luck!
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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I have been living in Oceanside (we border RVC) for over 40 years. I think I can answer this accuratly.
RVC is primarly Catholic. There is an enormous Catholic presence in that town. Of course there are Jewish and other families there, but mostly not!
It is a great town. Lots of restaurants, shops and a hop skip & a jump from NYC on the LIRR. The parking meter thing is another story!
I would highly recommend it.
Oceanside has a more Jewish population. We have synagoguese all over the place. We have supermarkets and delis that cater to Jewish item all year round.
Both are great towns. Probably among the best on the south shore. Also BOTH have great schools.
Good Luck!
I grew up in RVC. Although there are many Catholic people in RVC, there are also a lot of Jewish families there. RVC has 2 synagogues: Temple B'Nai Shalom (Conservative) and Central Synagogue (Reform). My family belongs to Central Synagogue. When I go back there for the High Holy Days, I see quite a few young families with children. During those holidays, I think most of the families with young children attend the special afternoon services, which are designed for children. In addition to Hebrew school for the older children, Central Synagogue has a Torah for Tots program on Sunday mornings (I think it's for ages 3-5). Hope this helps.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I grew up in the Rockville Centre area, and I diffently would not call it either a jewish or catholic area, there is a large presence of both, and I think we all get along just great, never had a religous crusade my knowledge (I'm 40). But I would suggest looking into South Hempstead for cheaper housing, it is still Rockville Centre schools (except for a small area on the Baldwin border, check with your realtor) and you don't have any of those many silly little rules of Rockville Centre, as South Hempstead is part of the Town of Hempstead. It is reallly a quait little neighborhood, where people know there neighbors and generations of familys have grown up together. Good Luck
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