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Elizabeth, NJ

About This Community

Looking for a community with the amenities of the tri-state area but the warmth and friendliness of a smaller town? Come join us in Elizabeth/ Hillside, a modern Orthodox community in central New Jersey. We are known for our chessed and hospitality and offer a wide range of shuls, schools from preschool through high school, community organizations, and kosher establishments, all in an affordable suburban setting.

Hillside and Elizabeth are only minutes apart by car, and are close enough to be walkable on Shabbos, encompassed by a single eruv. Elizabeth’s Elmora section is home to three shuls, the elementary and boys’ high school, an array of kosher restaurants (including a kosher Dunkin’ Donuts), a kosher supermarket, and a popular Shabbos Park. Nearby, Hillside’s Westminster section offers several shuls and the Bruriah High School for Girls, along with a new Shabbos Park and walking trails. In addition, the local YM-YWHA of Union County offers a full spectrum of services for the community, including day care (complete with kosher meals!), summer camp, children’s sports programs, exercise classes, and men’s and women’s swim hours. The Orthodox population ranges from Modern Orthodox to Yeshivish to Israeli Dati — yet we all engage as one cohesive community.

When it comes to professional opportunities, Elizabeth/ Hillside is in the heart of a robust job market, with an easy 30-minute commute to Manhattan by train or bus and access to major highways, mass transportation, airports, and more. We are close to many other large Jewish communities, such as Brooklyn (30 minutes away), Passaic/ Clifton (25 minutes), Teaneck (35 minutes), and more. Hillside and Elizabeth boast a wide range of housing options, with homes in move-in condition starting at around $400K, making us one of the most affordable Orthodox communities in the area. On Shabbos, you can find community members out walking, children playing in each other’s backyards, and everyone enjoying our picturesque setting.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


• The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ offers tuition grants for Jewish schools in the area, and Shul membership for the first year is free. JEC’s Gra Scholarship offers one year of free tuition per family who purchases a home in the area.

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Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Coed Boys Only Girls Only
Yeshiva High School
Boys Mesifta Girls Only
Educational Resources
School Programs Tuition Vouchers Rebates
Extra Curricular Programs
Sports Leagues
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 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
Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 6%+
Fair Participation
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Congregation Beis Hillel NJ, Union, 961 Magie Ave.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun NJ, Elizabeth, 200 Murray Street
Bris Avrohom (Chabad) NJ, Hillside , 910 Salem Ave
(908) 289-0770
Kehillas Sheves Achim (Chabad/Litvish) NJ, Hillside, 880 Salem Ave

Our Community Contacts

Robbie Heizler 917-674-3195
Steven Rosen (917) 608-0247