What’s The Big Difference Between LA And NY Orthodox Shuls?

There are hardly any single women in Los Angeles Orthodox shuls while New York shuls are filled with them.

The Upper West Side of Manhattan has the biggest Orthodox singles scene in North America. Los Angeles? Not so much.

In New York, there are dramatically more women than men in the city as a whole. In LA, there are dramatically more men than women.

Graduates of Los Angeles Jewish day schools invariably leave California for Israel or the North-East.

Why are there so few single Orthodox women in Los Angeles? Because there are no facilities for serious Torah learning in Los Angeles for the single. That’s why many Los Angeles men fly to New York for dates.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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