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Old 03-03-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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My husband and I (with our toddler) are looking to move soon (hopefully rent first, then buy, and preferably rent a townhouse or home) and are looking for a Jewish community we'd be comfortable in, no further north than, say, Rye Brook, Dobbs Ferry, or so, preferably further south like New Rochelle or Scarsdale.

About us: we are observant but very laid back and open-minded, so not looking for an exclusively Orthodox feel but wouldn't be happy with only reform or conservative synagogues either. Top schools are a priority, as is a walkable downtown (like Bronxville or Rye, but both are lacking in diversity and Jewish community for us). Proximity to a commuter train isn't an issue.

Recommendations?

Can anyone tell me a bit about the different feels of the Jewish communities in New Rochelle vs. Scarsdale vs. Hartsdale?

Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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New Rochelle doesn't have top schools by Westchester standards (although many are fine with Davis and Ward), so your search just got a lot easier. Hartsdale's schools are even worse, and I never got the sense that it was a very Jewish area.

I don't know a lot about what type of Jews are in Scarsdale, but there is a very strong presence there, along with top schools (albeit pressure cookers).
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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I would actually look in Dobbs Ferry, as it meets many of your criteria. Ardsley would also be worth a look, especially since you do not need to pay a premium for train access in Dobbs Ferry. Both villages have very good school districts. A walkable downtown can be an issue, especially compared to Bronxville, but Scarsdale does have a downtown area, as does Larchmont. Other villages tend to have smaller, less comprehensive downtowns, that may not be as diverse or walkable from many residential areas.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:06 AM
 
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I thought NR had an Orthodox area but I can't be sure (I'm a goy). The other areas are surely only reform at best, and Dobbs is mostly goy.

I really can't think of any areas in Westchester that fit your bill but over the bridge in Rockland there are quite a few.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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I'm looking for a community that's Presbyterian. Hopefully, everyone in the area also will be of Scottish descent. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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My husband and I (with our toddler) are looking to move soon (hopefully rent first, then buy, and preferably rent a townhouse or home) and are looking for a Jewish community we'd be comfortable in, no further north than, say, Rye Brook, Dobbs Ferry, or so, preferably further south like New Rochelle or Scarsdale.

About us: we are observant but very laid back and open-minded, so not looking for an exclusively Orthodox feel but wouldn't be happy with only reform or conservative synagogues either. Top schools are a priority, as is a walkable downtown (like Bronxville or Rye, but both are lacking in diversity and Jewish community for us). Proximity to a commuter train isn't an issue.

Recommendations?

Can anyone tell me a bit about the different feels of the Jewish communities in New Rochelle vs. Scarsdale vs. Hartsdale?

Thanks!

Perhaps a visit to each area to spend a little time and see how you feel about things while you are there. I have always found a personal visit is the best way to decide what is right for me in new surroundings.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Given our suffering, we need to be together so that we can commiserate.
Is that suffering from eating haggis?:):):)
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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We are a people with a long history of suffering. I propose that SAPAC (I.e., the Scotland-America Political Action Committee) pressure Congess and President Obama to bomb London if England opposes Scottish independence.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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We are a people with a long history of suffering. I propose that SAPAC (I.e., the Scotland-America Political Action Committee) pressure Congess and President Obama to bomb London if England opposes Scottish independence.
you are retarded. what is it to YOU if a person wants to live in a certain area? WE HAVE A CHOICE!

get a life, loser
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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Nice attitude.

By the way, I think that SAPAC should advocate dropping white phosphorous on London and adopt other violations of the Geneva Convention. What do you think?

I want to be with my own people.
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