The Orthodox Union is encouraging religious Jews to relocate to emerging Orthodox communities in North America.
O.U. leaders are encouraging Jews living in the established Orthodox communities in the New York area to consider moving to newer communities on the brink of significant growth.
In April, the O.U. will showcase 13 cities at an event in New York, among them Denver, Houston, Omaha, San Diego and Vancouver, B.C. The communities were identified based on them having a sufficient religious infrastructure – including a day school, Orthodox synagogue and access to kosher food – as well as their growth potential.
“Orthodox Jewish life is well established in each of these communities,” O.U. President Stephen Savitsky said in a news release. “Each believes that it has a very good environment to offer newcomers as close-knit and warm communities with a Torah atmosphere in which to raise children, as well as rewarding retirement opportunities.”