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West Orange, NJ

About This Community

West Orange is a warm, welcoming, and vibrant community in Northern Central New Jersey 15 miles from Manhattan, with easy access via bus, train, and PATH with jitney service for nearby NJ Transit stations.

The housing market offers a wide range of possibilities, with affordable housing within walking distance to shuls, such as Congregation AABJ&D and Ohr Torah, which are the 2 largest Orthodox synagogues, as well as Chabad, and others. The community offers multiple daily minyanim, educational programming, and Torah learning, as well as social activities for youth, teens, and adults. AABJ&D also has a vibrant and growing Sephardic community!

Many of the community’s children attend Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, the Jewish Educational Center (JEC), and other Central and Northern New Jersey High Schools, with daycare options and the Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School, housed at Congregation AABJ&D.

The New Family Incentive program offers families who move to West Orange, join one of its shuls, and send their children to one of these yeshivas financial incentives amounting to over $50,000.

West Orange offers many attractions such as the South Mountain Recreation Complex which includes a skating rink, The Turtle Back Zoo, Safari Mini Golf, a beautiful walking trail, boating, and Pirate Park. The AMC Dine-In Theater, OSPAC outdoor amphitheater, township pool complex, hiking trails, and the Thomas Edison National Historic Park and Museum offer large-scale entertainment close to home.

The kosher food establishments in West Orange and neighboring towns include Holy Schnitzel, West Orange Fooderie kosher supermarket, bagel shop, bakery, Chinese food, sushi, pizza restaurants, ice cream, and more.

Join us for Shabbat so you can see what makes West Orange so special!

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Featured Community Services

Eli Sklar Consulting, Inc

Mortgage Lender

1 Brookdale Ct, Highland Park, NJ, 08904
Eli Sklar

Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Coed Boys Only Girls Only
Yeshiva High School
Coed Boys Mesifta Girls Only
Educational Resources
School Programs Funding Assistance Tuition Vouchers Rebates
Extra Curricular Programs
Sports Leagues NCSY Bnei Akiva
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Hatzolah Tomchei Shabbos Bikur Cholim
Kosher Dining
Dairy Restaurants Meat Restaurants
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Kosher food is shipped in by order regularly Chalav Yisroel
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance Mikvah within close driving distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Ashkenazic Sefardic
Other Resources
Eruv Vaad Harabonim Yoetzet Halacha
Kollel Unaffiliated
Jobs Assistance Network Mass Transit Available
Retiree Amenities
Senior Housing (55+ / Assisted Living) Retiree Programs
Fair Participation
2013 Fair 2013
2015 Fair 2015
2017 Fair 2017
2019 Fair 2019
2022 Fair 2022
2024 Fair 2024
Congregation Bnei Torah NJ, West Orange, 395 Pleasant Valley Way
(973) 943-2150
Ohr Torah Congregation Of West Orange NJ, West Orange, 270 Pleasant Valley Way
Congregation Aabj&D NJ, West Orange, 77 Carteret Street
Congregation Etz Chaim Of Livingston NJ, Livingston, 1 Lafayette Drive
The Sephardic Minyan At Congregation Aabj&D NJ, West Orange, 700 Pleasant Valley Way

Our Community Contacts

Rabbi Zwickler
NCSY New Jersey 201-862-0250