What you Need to Know About West Orange

About W.O.
 

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! 

Transportation

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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 for 1 year olds and continue through Pre-K, including early drop-off (starting 7:30am) and late pick-up (as late as 5:00pm).  Plus Camp Shemesh in the summer!

Kosher Food

 

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! 

Yeshiva Day Schools

 

There are two primary Orthodox Yeshiva options with busing from West Orange: The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) and the Jewish Education Center (JEC).

Eruv

 

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.

Real Estate

 

West Orange offers a range of housing options from 3BRs in the $300Ks and up.  At all levels, a hallmark of West Orange real estate is that you will get more for your money.

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Mikvah

 

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.