What you Need to Know About West Orange
Our comfortable, suburban town in the heart of Essex County offers many family attractions including the Turtle Back Zoo, South Mountain Reservation Complex and Sunday sports leagues. So bring your ice skates and your soccer cleats!
West Orange has several options to commute to Manhattan, including a walkable express bus to Port Authority. NJ Transit is a short drive away - and the town offers Jitney service from the primary shul areas to the local train stations! The PATH is also a short drive, and if none of that works, we'll give you a ride on our shoulders! Click below for more information.
Nursery & Camp
Several generations of West Orange kids have graduated from The Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation AABJ&D. Programs begin at age 6 weeks (infants) and continue through Pre-K, including early drop-off (starting 7:30am) and late pick-up (as late as 6:00pm). Plus Camp Shemesh in the summer!
We are now home to Aron's West Orange - a fully kosher supermarket with bakery, sushi and take-out. Aron's joins other take out offerings in town, including chinese and even more sushi. A pizza cafe and kosher bagel store are nearby. And our ShopRite features a full kosher aisle. Bottom line...your family won't starve!
The Dr. and Mrs. Walter Feder Memorial West Orange Eruv was established in 1983, and is checked weekly to ensure our homes and institutions are within the Eruv. It was generously expanded recently to include St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston.
A strong and vibrant institution, the West Orange Mikvah is a cornerstone of our community. Plus, enjoy one-year of free membership for qualifying families as part of the New Family Incentive Program.