Rich Jewish Life.

Affordable Family Lifestyle.

Do you wish you were part of a vibrant Modern Orthodox Jewish community where your voice was heard, your commute was manageable and Jewish Day Schools were affordable? Are you struggling to find that because you live in a city that has a high cost of living and expensive schools? Before you give up, maybe it’s time to give a look — to Cincinnati.

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Interested in learning more about Jewish Cincinnati? Through the generosity of our Move2Cincy supporters, we are able to offer families up to $600 toward flight expenses when they come to visit.

“We chose Cincinnati because of the presence of a Modern Orthodox community with extremely affordable housing options. Cincinnati has amenities often only available in much larger cities, i.e., multiple restaurants, three-day school options and a large, state-of-the-art JCC. Added bonus – this is the Midwest, and all of the shuls are warm and welcoming.”

— Rachel Kessler & Daniel Isaac

Jewish Life in Cincinnati

We offer a robust Jewish community with all of the institutions and services you need for a rich Modern Orthodox life – shuls, schools, kosher food – and most importantly a welcoming community.

Rich Cultural Experiences

Cincinnati is home to world-class museums, the ballet, opera and symphony, professional sports teams and amazing parks and one of the nation’s top zoos. Read more about the arts scene in this article from The New York Times.

Affordable Lifestyle

Cincinnati consistently ranks high in affordability and livability analyses like this one and Best Places to live lists like this one. With an average commute of just 24.6 minutes, everything you need is close by.


Ohio’s Ed Choice scholarship program provides $4,650 per child per year (K and up) toward private school education, making it easier for families to afford one of the city’s Jewish Day School options.


Cincinnatians spend just 13.2% of their income on mortgage payments, making it the second most affordable city to own a home in the U.S. Source: Zillow


Cincinnati is home to 9 Fortune 500 and 15 Fortune 1000 companies and boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S.

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“We moved back to Cincinnati when Dov graduated PA school in New Jersey because we wanted to be in a community where people shared our priorities and outlook on life. Cincinnati is a place where our friends get involved with community projects and initiatives, spend quality time with their families and appreciate a slower pace of living.”

March 4, 2019

“Our family has come to appreciate outdoor activities, including the many local parks and hikes as well as the many programs offered at the local JCC. We are proud to call Cincinnati our home!"

March 4, 2019

“Coming from New York, we have grown to enjoy the out-of-town, laid-back community. We quickly felt embraced and part of the greater Sha’arei Torah family. We love participating in the many community events throughout the year.”

March 4, 2019

“Something that our family loves about Cincinnati is the fact the our JCC is a five-minute drive from the community. The JCC is strictly kosher and has everything from salads, bagels, pizza and snacks.”

March 4, 2019

“Cincinnati is an amazing city that is home to vibrant industry, a vast cultural cornucopia and a blend of urban and suburban landscapes. We love all the seemingly endless opportunities as well as the affordability of living and playing here.”

March 4, 2019

“Coming from the Northeast, what we love most about Cincinnati is the easy lifestyle it provides. We never have to worry about traffic like we did in NY/NJ and, between cost of living and tuition costs being so low, we can actually afford to enjoy life!”

March 4, 2019

“The city is a beautiful collection of historic, new and diverse neighborhoods, all with their own unique character. Our park system is wonderful, and there is always something to do as a couple or as a family: theater, ballet, symphony, zoo, art museum, children's museum and city events. We love it here for its warmth, its charm and its affordability.”

March 4, 2019

“We were struggling in our old city – lack of community, high cost of living, long commutes – so we made the decision to find a welcoming place that had a strong Jewish community. Moving to Cincinnati was the best decision. We found a robust and welcoming Jewish community and we are so happy!”

March 4, 2019

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