Stay close to family and friends in the Northeast!
Elmira, New York, has an active, welcoming Jewish community with living costs 16% below the U.S. average.
Convenient: easy bus travel to New York City, 6 hours by car to Boston, 5 hours to Hartford, 4 hours to Philadelphia
Economical: housing costs among the lowest in the U.S.
Rich cultural life: Best of Broadway at the Clemens Center, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Arnot Art Museum, Corning Civic Music, and Elmira College
Excellent health care: Guthrie Health and Arnot Health in the local area; access to university hospitals
Safe: West Elmira has one of the lowest crime rates in New York State.
Elmira is located in the Southern Tier of New York, near the Pennsylvania line and about 100 miles south of Rochester. Jewish life centers on West Elmira, where Congregation Kol Ami and the Jewish Center & Federation share a recently renovated building.
Congregation Kol Ami follows both Reform and Conservative practice. Kosher food is available in local supermarkets, and Lipman's Kosher Market makes periodic deliveries of kosher meat.
The Jewish Center & Federation conducts the annual UJA campaign and offers cultural and educational programming for the Jewish community and the public.