Are there any ethnically Jewish neighborhoods anymore?
Besides the Hasidim in NYC?
Around Brairclift-LaVista in DeKalb County, GA. (ATL)
St. Louis Park, MN
Mount Cisco, NY
Parts of Brookline, MA
The environs of the sale tables at Bergdorf Goodman usually look like a contemporary version of the Lower East Side in 1924, except with better shoes.
Five Towns, LI
If you check homes within walking distance of Orthodox synagogues, you'll find Jewish neighborhoods. I know of one in Houston, though it's not particularly "ethnic." It looks like other homes nearby, except it's dead as a doornail on Halloween.
Rogers Park just north of Chicago off Sheridan Road
Skokie, IL but not as much as pre-90's
Pompano Beach,FL the Brooklyn clan's retirement
area of choice now that Miami
has become too expensive
Tamerlan, we thought you were dead
Sections of Forest Hills & Flushing in Queens, NY.
Oak Park, Michigan
rue des rosiers in le Marais, in Paris
Parts of Newton, ma
Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh
Who is "Mrs. Dr. Barry Weiss, DDS," Rachel from Friends?
Not all of Roger Park is Jewish anymore. Anthing from the lakefron to Damen is non-Jewish
West Rogers Park is, though (between Damen and Western) gets more Jewish the further west you go
Houston, Bellaire area. Many of the grocery stores advertise the Kosher sections on the outside of the building.
Thanks, R16, I was wondering on Sunday whether the Jewish part was just Rogers Park or something, e.g., West, Rogers Park.
All of Israel
In the UK, we have Golders Green and Stamford Hill- the latter is Hasidic.
And Hendon, R20.
Pico-Robertson in LA is heavily Jewish. West Hollywood east of Fairfax has all the Russian Jews.
79th Street on the UES in Manhattan. That's where Nanny Bloomberg lives.
I think Shaker Heights in Cleveland was, but not sure about now.
Highland Park, NJ. Awesome pizza at Jerusalem Pizza. I dated a few guys from there who where reform not orthodox. My ex's family passed me off as Jewish to his visiting aunt. I'm a short redheaded Irish guy, but there are redheaded Jews in Highland Park too.
Encino, Tarzana, Palm Desert, Lomita, Hawthorne.
Since Judaism isn't an ethnicity, then no, OP.
The Preston and (especially) Hillcrest Road corridors of North Dallas from University Park north to LBJ Freeway are heavily Jewish. There are 6 or 7 synagogues in this area including old money Temple Emanu-El. Neighborhoods are primarily full of spacious, comfortable homes on large lots, many of which are being torn down for gigantic showplaces as old people die off and are buried or entombed at nearby Hillcrest Memorial Park, which abuts Temple Emanu-El on one side and fabulous NorthPark Center on the other, which includes the highest-grossing Neiman Marcus in the U.S., among other platinum retailers.
Far Rockaway,Queens NY is becoming very Hasidic
The Brighton neighborhood of Rochester, NY was always where you could expect to find the jews. But I think we are spread out now all over the place.
Woodrow on Staten Island, Great Neck, Long island and Fair Lawn, NJ.
R16 I DO appreciate the update on Rogers Park. It was a lifetime ago that I lived there, but we were in a tenement type building only 2 blocks from the lake. Did the eastern part become gentrified due to the popularity of being near Lake Michigan? I remember thinking back then that eventually those old brick apartment buildings would probably be torn down for more upscale housing.
I am not even Jewish, but I used to walk to a Kosher butcher shop because I fancied the idea of my meats being butchered less cruelly! Wow what a sucker I was.
R27 Would you have preferred "culturally Jewish"?
R35, I'm not R16 but I think East Rogers Park has a large East Indian population now. I don't live in Chicago anymore but I believe the area around Howard Street (Juneway Terrace) is still run down. Back in the late 70's, I lived in a high rise at Sheridan and Granville. Ten years before that, I was a kid and my family lived in Edgewater fora few years and I had a lot of friends from Rogers Park.
R37, R35, R36, R16 I read a wonderful book that took place in West Rogers Park, "Crossing California," by Adam Langer.
R38 "California" refers to a street name in WRP, not the state.
R27, my Jewish friends disagree. They think of themselves as an ethnicity (one actually said "race") and a religion.
Tuxedo Park, NY. Also Munsie.
I don't suppose any of you have recently visited the east coast of Florida...?
R41 By "Munsie" do you mean "Monsey" (Rockland County)?
[quote]Five Towns, LI
I don't know if it's still there but on the main shopping street that runs through the Five Towns, Centeral Avenue, they have (had) THE best kosher bakery ever. I think it was named Zomick's Bakery but I'm not sure.
In the UK, there's the Jewish 'bubble' in north London.
Yes r24 my brother's family lives around there and Shaker Hts, Beechwood and Cleveland Hts all have a healthy Jewish population. I think the name of the area he lives in his called Pepper Pike and you can't swing a stick without hitting a Temple or Synagogue.
The Weequahic section of Newark was all Jewish. Race riots caused "White Flight" to suburban Essex County.
That was 50 years ago, R47.
East Rogers Park has quite a bit of everything but it's predominately black, Latino, and white...the Devon Ave strip (from Clark to ~Western) is heavily East Indian and Pakistani).
R37, Sheridan and Granville IS Edgewater...devon is the dividing line between Edgewater and Rogers Park.
The Eastern Part of RP did become somewhat gentrified but the powers that be in 'hood put a stop to it because it was ruining the diversity of the place.
Although, Howard Street has now gentrified a little bit, there's a mini-mall now right on Howard Street by the Howard Street -el stop (which also underwent a major renovation.
The area around the beautiful Synagogue in Rome,Italy.
r48, and the neighborhood has never recovered. It's now part of the crime-ridden South Ward.
Yes, I know, R51. I grew up in that area.
Weequahic is best known for Beth Israel Hospital.
Department store founder Louis Bamberger was the
major donor to their 1928 building. He never married. Lived with sister and brother-in-law in a South Orange mansion.
The Eastern portion of Memphis is basically an all Jewish area. That dates back to the mid 1800's or so. It's a beautiful area of Memphis.
I liked in Rogers Park when it was a Jewish neighborhood. I'm ancient. I just assumed there were still Jewish neighborhoods in New York.
Was A Serious Man, a film about a Jewish neighborhood in Minnesota?
I loved A Serious Man. So, is St Louis Park still a Jewish neighborhood?
I'm a big fan of The Coen Brothers.
Someone upthread said it is. The fact is, some Jewish neighborhoods aren't as predominantly Jewish as they once were. Jews only make up 2% of USA population whereas a generation ago, it was 4% or more.
Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh is still the first place Jewish people think about living, I imagine, but Jews don't make up the same percentage of Squirrel Hill's population as they did in the sixties and seventies. I would imagine this is true elsewhere.
Yes, R64. Although it isn't majority Jewish. Very nice with proximity to the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis. Me and my boyfriend go there when we want delicatessen or stores that sell cel ray and a good rye. There are temples and Jews in other areas, but it is known as "St. Jewish Park".