2011-02-24 / Front Page

L.B. showcased at Emerging Communities Fair

LONG BRANCH — Long Branch is an up-and-coming relocation destination for observant Jewish families, according to the Orthodox Union.

The Long Branch/Elberon section of Monmouth County is one of 36 Jewish communities around the nation selected to be featured at OU’s third annual Emerging Communities Home and Job Fair on Sunday, March 27, at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.

Congregation Brothers of Israel (CBI) in Elberon and Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore (YJS) in Deal Park will represent the region at the fair.

The fair was created to encourage residents from the New York metropolitan area to consider relocating to smaller communities that can offer a high quality of observant Jewish life in a more affordable setting, according to a press release from the Orthodox Union.

The beachfront community of Long Branch and Elberon was selected to join the fair because of its plethora of Jewish resources such as synagogues, schools, kosher establishments and a full-service Jewish community center, as well as employment opportunities. It is one of five New Jersey towns to participate in the fair; others are Cherry Hill, Springfield, Linden and Parsippany.

CBI and YJS representatives will have display tables and information about the area, including cost of living, employment and housing resources.

Based in Elberon with a satellite shul on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, CBI is the largest Ashkenazi synagogue at the shore. For more information, contact the Orthodox Union at (212) 613-8188 or visit www.oucommunity.org.

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