Home

Are there any Orthodox communities in Iowa?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Chinuch, Education & Schooling


View latest: 24h 48h 72h

amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:44 pm
https://www.desmoinesregister......4007/

Could this be the answer for parents who cannot afford private school tuition...
Back to top

NotInNJMommy




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:44 pm
Postville?
Back to top

Cmon be nice




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:45 pm
Ever heard of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin?
I don't think you want to move hundreds of families to Iowa.
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:46 pm
Cmon be nice wrote:
Ever heard of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin?
I don't think you want to move hundreds of families to Iowa.


Even if you could educate a large family for free?
Back to top

Ema of 5




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:48 pm
Cmon be nice wrote:
Ever heard of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin?
I don't think you want to move hundreds of families to Iowa.

What does one have to do with the other? Or were those two separate thoughts?
Back to top

amother




Saddlebrown
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:50 pm
I know a frum family that lived in Boise but I’m not really sure what infrastructure was there if any. (the father and most sons wear black hat, one son in the Mir now…).

If we can start communities in Las Vegas and Denver I don’t see why not Idaho which has super LCOL
Back to top

Ema of 5




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:53 pm
amother Saddlebrown wrote:
I know a frum family that lived in Boise but I’m not really sure what infrastructure was there if any. (the father and most sons wear black hat, one son in the Mir now…).

If we can start communities in Las Vegas and Denver I don’t see why not Idaho which has super LCOL

Boise is in Idaho, OP was asking about Iowa.

I know someone who lives in Iowa, don’t know how big (if at all) the community is.
Back to top

amother




Daisy
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:55 pm
That article was confusing. Was it $7k per child or $7k per family?
Back to top

amother




Saddlebrown
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 7:57 pm
Ema of 5 wrote:
Boise is in Idaho, OP was asking about Iowa.

I know someone who lives in Iowa, don’t know how big (if at all) the community is.


Omg 😆 you’re right . They lived in Des Moines .

I always mix those states up but I checked our text convo and was def Des Moines Iowa. Lol embarrassing
Back to top

amother




Melon
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 8:01 pm
How is this different than what Ohio offers?

And people are not moving there in droves even with frum infrastructure in place....

I think it's great that more states are offering this option but I doubt people are going to move from the east coast to a random town in middle of nowhere for it.
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Jan 24 2023, 8:04 pm
amother Daisy wrote:
That article was confusing. Was it $7k per child or $7k per family?


It must be per student.
Back to top

amother




Amaryllis
 

Post Tue, Jan 31 2023, 8:29 am
My grandfather in his 80's grew up in Souix City
As he says - " they jews all left Iowa for california"

The problem with fly over states like Iowa is that there aren't lots of jobs. Phoneix has a strong growing economy, I don't think Des Moines or Souix city does.

Maybe if a big yeshiva would move there and encourage and incentivize talmidim to move there and build something up it would be feasible, but I think focusing on bringing these benefits to red states where there is already a growing frum presence and growing economic opportunities(Arizona, Texas, Florida, Tenessee) makes more sense.
Back to top

amother




Razzmatazz
 

Post Tue, Jan 31 2023, 8:38 am
10 years ago I lived in postville for four months when we moved from Israel (my husband’s first job). I loved the quiet but my husband couldn’t handle the emptiness. The closest community was Minneapolis about 2.5-3 hours away and Chicago 4-5 hours away. There’s zero infrastructure. It’s very hard to do everything from scratch. For example: No such thing as challah in the kosher store. The school was very small. I had a friend there that her daughter didn’t have a class so she joined the class under her. But again, this was 10 years ago, it is possible that things have changed at this point.
Back to top
Page 1 of 1 Recent Topics

View latest: 24h 48h 72h


Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Chinuch, Education & Schooling

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Any Successful Anglo Communities in Israel?
by amother
58 Today at 10:21 am View last post
Small and affordable NY communities
by Kiwi13
45 Tue, Jan 31 2023, 2:35 am View last post
Seminary info - modern orthodox seminaries
by amother
56 Tue, Jan 24 2023, 4:28 pm View last post
Any "mixed" Anglo Communities in Israel
by amother
24 Fri, Jan 20 2023, 2:23 am View last post
Not another "Help with Communities in the North" post
by amother
8 Thu, Jan 19 2023, 5:22 pm View last post