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Stamford, CT

About This Community

Stamford is a beautiful city with peaceful residential areas that display a rural Connecticut charm. The city is highlighted by an established Jewish community with a rapidly expanding group of young families. It boasts 3 kosher restaurants, 2 thriving Orthodox synagogues, along with a Chabad and an active JCC. The community has a strong Jewish day school (K-12) with close to 400 students, and two Jewish nursery schools from which to choose.

It also offers an energetic downtown area with fantastic shopping, communal activities and theaters. There are many job opportunities available in Stamford and the surrounding area – especially in the finance area – with several large companies (Pitney Bowes, Starwood, Indeed, among others) headquartered in the community. It is only a 45-minute commute to NYC and New Haven. It is also very close to Queens, New Rochelle, Riverdale, Monsey, and Teaneck.

There are houses, condos, and rentals all available within a short walk of both synagogues, and property taxes are about half of what you would pay for a similar home in Westchester, Long Island, and Northern New Jersey.

Many people feel that the Stamford community tends to be less judgmental about religious differences and hashkafa issues, and is very accepting of those who may not exactly fit the mold of the typical Orthodox family.

Come visit … and see why so many Orthodox families have been attracted to this exceptional community!


We are happy to provide hospitality for a Shabbat for any family who is interested in checking out our community. We can offer a free tour of the JCC, the day school, the nursery school, and the neighborhood areas on any Sunday. We also offer job assistance by connecting folks who work in specific professions to others in the community who already work in that profession, and who might be ability to help them secure a job in the area.

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Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Yeshiva High School
Educational Resources
School Programs
Extra Curricular Programs
Sports Leagues NCSY
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Bikur Cholim
Kosher Dining
Dairy Restaurants Meat Restaurants
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Chalav Yisroel
Mikvah within close driving distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Ashkenazic Sefardic
Other Resources
Eruv Vaad Harabonim Yoetzet Halacha
Jobs Assistance Network Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 1-6%
Low Property Tax Rate
Retiree Amenities
Retiree Programs
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Young Israel Of Stamford CT, Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Avenue
Congregation Agudath Sholom CT, Stamford, 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue

Our Community Contacts

Michael Feldstein 203-554-1511
Alisa Weisser (845) 642-8193
Judith Bernstein 203-797-6900
NCSY Northeast 646-459-5196