Fort Lee Living & Real Estate
The location of the Young Israel of Fort Lee is optimal for its proximity to New York City and all the rich culture and entertainment it affords. The availability and diversity of housing is abundant, from affordable rentals to private homes, to luxury high-rise condominiums and cooperatives with spectacular views of the Hudson River and New York skyline. Buildings directly across the street and within blocks offer elevators that run automatically on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, plus white glove amenities including doormen, indoor and outdoor pools, health clubs and more. Many offer facilities designed for children including outdoor play grounds, indoor play rooms, and kiddie pools.
An eruv covers most of Fort Lee, extending from just south of the George Washington Bridge to the most south ends of town. (Check the synagogue’s website for an eruv map.) There is also a community mikveh, housed in our sister congregation nearby.
Fort Lee is just a few short miles to neighboring towns such as Englewood, Teaneck, Bergenfield and Tenafly where kosher stores and restaurants abound, many of which deliver to Fort Lee. Mikvehs for men and women are nearby in these towns as well.
There are over a dozen yeshivot and Jewish day care centers within and near Fort Lee that offer Jewish education and care for children from 18 months through High School. Of course, New York City offers many university level and post graduate schools as well.
Fort Lee also offers numerous parks for enjoyment by adults and children alike, four town pools, a summer Shakespeare in the Park series across the street from the synagogue and a summer concert series at the Fort Lee Community Center. The Fort Lee Recreation department offers summer and year-round programs for kids, adults and seniors. Fort Lee also has four public elementary schools, a junior high school and high school.