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ANSHEI CHESED CONGREGATION

COMMUNITY GUIDE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

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What sets Anshei Chesed Congregation apart?

Why should I think about moving to Boynton?

What kind of housing is available?

What are the job opportunities?

What about Yeshivot/day schools?

I’m used to shopping at large kosher supermarkets in places like New York. What’s available in your area?

Are there any kosher restaurants in the area?

I keep hearing that the center of Jewish life in Palm Beach County is in Boca Raton.  Why should I consider Boynton Beach?

How can I find out what’s happening in the Boynton Beach Jewish community?

I’d like to visit Boynton Beach.  Is there a Hospitality Committee?

What is the current housing landscape?

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What sets Anshei Chesed Congregation apart?

Our shul’s name tells half the story – we do our best to look out for one another in good times and in bad.  The other half is that when we come to shul, we know what our goals are and we aim to meet them through a shared experience of respectful davening.  Guests have often expressed and communicated afterwards how much they enjoyed the tefillah atmosphere.  To which we say, “Why be a guest, when you can be part of it all year?”  We are still small enough that every new face counts and every person can make a difference and become part of the fabric of our shul.                                                     (Return to Top)

 

Why should I think about moving to Boynton?

Florida has no state taxes and has great weather which allows for outdoor leisure and sport all year round.  Even traffic in the Boynton Beach area is much more agreeable than other areas such as Boca Raton and Miami.  If you want to live in a rapidly growing Jewish community that has arguably the most affordable housing in South Florida Jewish communities, outstanding Jewish education options, job opportunities and excellent kosher shopping, come visit Boynton Beach and see what it is all about.  If you want to raise your family’s standard of living and find a shul that can provide your spiritual needs, our community in Boynton Beach may be right for you.  If you are looking for the opportunity to play a major role in the growth of a community and not just another face in the crowd, Anshei Chesed Congregation is the shul for you.                                                                                                                                    (Return to Top)

 

What kind of housing is available?

The key is that housing in Boynton Beach is affordable.  “Starter” (3-bedroom) homes in a development such as Indian Wells are in the $150K-$250K range. (2 and 4 bedroom homes are sometimes also available).  Larger homes in Wyndsong Estates and Wyndsong Isles are priced in the mid-$300K to mid-$400K range.  There also many styles, sizes and price ranges for apartments, condos and independent houses in the 55+ communities near Anshei Chesed.                                                                   (Return to Top)

 

What are the job opportunities?

Boynton Beach is expanding rapidly.  There are tremendous opportunities in many fields, such as medicine, law, accounting, technology, financial planning and investing, real estate, biotech and medical research.  All major professions are well represented and offices/company headquarters are located within reasonable driving distance to homes.  A number of our members have home offices and certainly entrepreneurs, self-starters and those who work from a home computer can enjoy Boynton Beach, as well!                                                                                                                                                         (Return to Top)

 

What about Yeshivot/day schools?

From pre-school to high school, our children attend highly acclaimed schools.  There are choices of pre-schools within a few minutes’ drive. Parents can choose from a number of yeshiva elementary schools.  The Hillel Day School (www.hilleldayschool.org) is the primary yeshiva for area children and has a national reputation for excellence.  The demographic switch which has seen Boynton Beach become a major “feeder community” to Hillel Day School resulted in the advent of daily bus service to and from the school right to our neighborhoods.  It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.  The school is also an affiliate of Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership.

The Torah Academy (www.torahacademybr.org) offers separate campuses for boys and girls and is affiliated with Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim.

Most area teenagers attend the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School (www.wyhs.net), which has become one of the premier yeshiva high schools in the United States.                                                            (Return to Top)

 

I’m used to shopping at large kosher supermarkets in places like New York.  What’s available in your area?

If it’s kosher, you’ll find it locally.  Only a short 10 minute drive from Boynton Beach, you will find Glick's Kosher Market, entirely under ORB supervision.  Publix (the primary supermarket chain), Winn Dixie, BJs, Costco, Wal-Mart and Target all carry an extensive array of products under excellent hashgachot, including the Orthodox Rabbinic Board – ORB – the premier kashrut oversight agency in South Florida.  BJs has established its first all-kosher bakery in Florida in its Boynton Beach superstore.  Other stores with kosher amenities are sprinkled throughout South Florida – none of which are as big as what you will find in New York.  But your car will last you a lot longer here, as you will never be digging it out of snow!                                                                                                                    (Return to Top)

 

Are there any kosher restaurants in the area?

There is a wide array of kosher restaurants (American, Chinese, Israeli/Mediterranean Grills, Sushi, Pizza/Dairy) all within 10-20 minutes.                                                                                               (Return to Top)

Click here to view Local Kosher Establishments
 

I keep hearing that the center of Jewish life in Palm Beach County is in Boca Raton.  Why should I consider Boynton Beach?

Housing in Boynton Beach is far more affordable than in Boca Raton.  Our community has a “small-town” feel where friends become extended family.  At Anshei Chesed Congregation, you’ll have the opportunity to become an active, influential member, someone who can truly make a difference in enhancing the already vibrant Jewish life that permeates the community.  Because Boynton Beach is affordable, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a multi-generational community.  Several of our members live here with parents and grandparents in the same community and it’s not unusual to see three generations of one family in shul.                                                                                                                                (Return to Top)

 

How can I find out what’s happening in the Boynton Beach Jewish community?

You can visit the newly launched Anshei Chesed website at www.accbb.org.  In addition, there is an online community discussion group, “Boynton Beach Jewish Community.”  It’s one of many Jewish community groups on Yahoo.  To join, go to:                                                                                                       (Return to Top)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BoyntonBeachJewishCommunity

 

I’d like to visit Boynton Beach.  Is there a Hospitality Committee?

The members of Anshei Chesed cordially invite you to join us for a Shabbos.  We have an active Hospitality Committee that will put you up and arrange Shabbos meals with member families.  This is truly the best way to get to see what our community has to offer.  If you have interest in arranging a visit to our community, it will be our absolute pleasure to assist you.  To request a hospitality visit online, please click here or contact us at hospitality@accbb.org with your questions and concerns.                     (Return to Top)

 

What is the current housing landscape?

The neighboring developments in the vicinity of Anshei Chesed Congregation have housing options for everyone.  Boynton Beach is a vibrant area which has experienced massive infrastructure growth and development in the past five years.  The shul is located on El Clair Ranch Road between Boynton Beach Blvd. and Woolbright Road, immediately east of Jog Road.  Within comfortable walking distance to the shul are numerous residential developments appealing to a wide range of tastes, preferences and budgets.

The following brief descriptions are intended to give you an overview of some of the real estate options in the Anshei Chesed neighborhood in beautiful Boynton Beach, FL.  Most of these homes are situated along the El Clair Ranch Road corridor.  Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.
 

WYNDSONG ESTATES & WYNDSONG ISLE ESTATES

102 single-family estate homes with 3 – 6+ bedrooms.  Many of these homes feature deluxe kosher kitchens with separate food preparation areas, granite counters, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, double wall ovens and natural gas cook-tops.  Tremendous values still exist, as some of these homes are selling in the mid-$300K’s and beginning to edge up in price.

Both neighborhoods feature community pools and paths for strolling, bike-riding, etc., throughout the community along a serene lakefront setting.
 

INDIAN WELLS

Indian Wells is located around the corner from Anshei Chesed off of El Clair Ranch Road between Woolbright Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard and is comprised of 3-5 bedroom single family homes that were built in the 1980’s through early 2000’s.  There is a mix of ranch style as well as two-story homes on a variety of lot sizes. Some of these homes are absolute steals in the mid $100K’s!
 

Other communities such as Coronado Estates, Madison Lakes and Sun Valley are a bit further from the shul, but offer a variety of housing options.

In addition, there are five 55+ gated communities within easy walking distance to the shul.  They are The ClubIndian SpringsMajestic IslesPalm Chase Lakes and Royal Lakes.                           (Return to Top)

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