There are a lot of good choices in Essex County. Montclair has a diverse population rich in culture, the arts and innumerable activities for families. We have 6 NYC direct train stops and buses that go directly to the city. I'm sure you'll find my website a great starting off point for information about Montclair, Glen Ridge and surrounding
towns. If you look under the SCHOOLS page you'll find links. We also have a Hebrew School well regarded by the community http://www.WhereIsMontclair.com
Best of luck,
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Baruch Hobaim! So when are you plan on making the migration? I, Sharon Avram and my partner Karen both are fluent in the Hebrew language and are relocation certified agents. We are Realtors in the Essex county area. Here we have a Solomon Schechter Day School(Conser) and The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Acadamy(Ortho) which have programs from Kind. to High School. On a personal note my children attended SSDS now called The Golda Och Academy which is still associated with SSDS. I'd be delighted to share information about the school with you. On the same note I now substitute teach at Kushner and have lots of insights as well.
There are many different shuls in the area that offer pre-school programs when the little one is ready.
As far as commuting this area is a commuters paradise. Depending where you need to be in NY city you can take the bus or train in.
Karen and I would be happy to help you settle here so please feel free to contact us via our email for more specific questions.
Sharonandkaren@prudentialnewjersey.com We look forward to hearing from you.
I specialise in working with families relocating from abroad. Although I am English, I spent some time living in Israel and studying at Hebrew U. (my Hebrew is not fluent however!). I'd be happy to talk with you and put you in touch with other families. Please feel free to call me or email. If another area will work better for you I can also help you locate a realtor with the right specialties to help you.
Also, you can find me on Facebook - Karin Carson - Montclair/Glen Ridge area real estate agent. Here's the link.
Keller Williams Realty NJ Metro Group