It is well known that the Boca Raton Jewish community has seen much growth over the past years. What may not be as well known, is that many other thriving communities, just south of Boca have experienced exponential growth as well. Whether they are escaping the cold winters up north or the challenging economic situations in South America, in addition to Boca, many families are calling home to the numerous neighborhoods throughout South Florida.
Boca Raton has long been an option for those who want a scenic out-of-town community, with many of the in-town perks. However, ever so quietly, Hollywood has quickly become a place of choice for those who prefer to be closer to Miami. Like Boca, Hollywood proudly boasts multiple shuls, numerous restaurants, and full-service kosher supermarkets. Houses are spacious and affordable, and you are a short drive away from both Miami and Boca, with an international airport minutes away.
What may not be as well known, is that many other thriving communities, just south of Boca have experienced exponential growth as well.
Aventura, Surfside and Bal Harbour have become extremely popular recently and the explosion of kosher restaurants and supermarkets are a testament to that growth. Many families from South America, or those looking for upscale neighborhoods, can choose one of these options where, unlike Boca, it allows them to remain close to the hub of activity in Miami.
For those who want more options for schools and shuls than what Boca and these other neighborhoods provide, they can settle into the warm and large Jewish community of North Miami Beach. NMB, as it is fondly called, is home to a vibrant community Kollel, many shuls for all types of observers, a Bais Yaakov and the fast growing Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras (YTCTE). YTCTE (Private Jewish Yeshiva Day School) services boys from JPK through Bais Medrash and girls from JPK through fifth grade. With over 1,050 students, YTCTE education can rival the best of the New York and New Jersey yeshivos. Students and teachers travel to YTCTE from Aventura, Hollywood, Surfside/Bal Harbour, Miami Beach and some even commute from Boca Raton.
With over 1,050 students, YTCTE education can rival the best of the New York and New Jersey yeshivos.
So if you want a warm out-of-town community, and Boca Raton is not for you, consider one of the Jewish communities throughout South Florida, and see first hand why so many families choose Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes as the school to send their children. Join a school – and community – that feels like a family.