MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Jewish families are choosing to move to the vibrant, affordable, and friendly community of Memphis, Tennessee. Over just the past two years, more than thirty Jewish families have relocated to Memphis, leaving cities such as Rochester, Boston, Columbus, Nashville, New York and Seattle.
News of the successful Memphis Jewish boomlet is now generating its own media attention. Last month, the influential New York-based "The Jewish Week" ran a long, positive exploration of the phenomenon.
Once again this fall, the Memphis Jewish community will be showcasing itself at another of its highly successful "Taste of Jewish Memphis" events. For the weekend of Nov 11-13, visitors will have the complete Memphis experience, featuring the finest in Southern home hospitality. The event is structured to allow multiple opportunities to interact with engaging families and to speak with employment and real estate experts. On Friday, visitors can tour the newly renovated gym and kitchen at the Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South (MHA/FYOS; Age 3 through 12th Grade), Bornblum Jewish Community School (Grades K–8), the state-of-the-art Jewish Community Center, and visit the city's historic sights.
Memphis is well known as a tourist attraction – 600,000 people come yearly to visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Sun Studio, the Gibson Guitar Factory, Beale Street and the National Civil Rights Museum are popular destinations as well. It is not as well known, however, that Memphis boasts an extremely vibrant Jewish community, which includes seven synagogues (four Orthodox, two Conservative and one Reform), two Jewish Day Schools, the JCC, a kosher bakery and the wide availability of kosher food.
Additionally, Memphians enjoy a relaxed, stress-free lifestyle. Drs. Ari and Lindi VanderWalde moved to Memphis three years ago from Los Angeles. They stated that "it is the rare city where one can experience both small-town perks and an exceptional Jewish community. The pace of life is slow and very family friendly. There is an abundance of outdoor space and the kids are able to play safely. Protecting family time is a cultural value in the city; the workday ends comparatively early for even the busiest professionals. People are friendly, accommodating, and genuinely care about each other. And traffic is now a thing of the past!"
To encourage Jewish families to explore life in Memphis, the Jewish community is offering a generous incentive package. This includes a $250 subsidy towards a family's flights to visit for a weekend. New Memphians will receive three months of free membership at the JCC and tuition discounts at both Jewish Day Schools. Lastly, Jewish families who move to Memphis will receive $500 towards relocation expenses.
Families interested in more information about relocating – or participating in the "Taste of Memphis Weekend" – should either email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (901) 352 1776 or visit www.100NewFamilies.com.
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SOURCE 100 New Families