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Scranton, PA

About This Community

Scranton, Pennsylvania, only a two-hour scenic drive from New York/ New Jersey and Philadelphia, has a thriving Orthodox infrastructure in a warm, welcoming, and diverse Jewish community. It has the resources of a major metropolitan city with top-rated medical facilities and higher education institutions. Just beyond the urban center is the beautiful Hill Section with graceful, spacious homes costing around $400K. Scranton has three vibrant Orthodox synagogues, 2 elementary schools, 3 girls' high schools, a Yeshiva, and a Kollel.

The community has a Mikvah, Eruv, and active Jewish Community Center. There are various Kosher options, including the Yeshiva Co-op grocery store, a Kosher bakery, and Rita’s Ices. Within twenty minutes is Kingston, Pennsylvania, with a Kosher dairy cafe, meat restaurant, and a fully Kosher grocery store.

Located right near the Pocono Mountains, Scranton is only a short drive away from various recreational activities, including ski areas, beautiful nature trails, lakes, farms, and indoor and outdoor water parks.


Free shul membership to Beth Shalom Congregation for a year
Reduced tuition at Beth Shalom Academy
Family discount to JCC

Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Coed Boys Only Girls Only
Yeshiva High School
Boys Mesifta Girls Only Chabad High School
Educational Resources
Funding Assistance
Religious Life
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Chalav Yisroel
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Ashkenazic Ari
Other Resources
Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 1-6%
Retiree Amenities
Senior Housing (55+ / Assisted Living) Retiree Programs Retiree Kollel
Fair Participation
2013 Fair 2013
2022 Fair 2022
2024 Fair 2024
Congregation Machzikeh Hadas PA, Scranton, 600 Monroe Avenue
Jewish Heritage Connection PA, Scranton, 601 Jefferson Ave.
(570) 346-1321
Congregation Ohav Zedek Chabad PA, Scranton, 1432 Mulberry St
Beth Shalom Congregation PA, Scranton, 1025 Vine St
Yeshiva Beis Moshe PA, Scranton, 930 Hickory St

Our Community Contacts

Molly Rutta (570) 947-7606