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Cotton Candy!Established over 105 years ago, Linden’s Congregation Anshe Chesed has experienced an incredible revival and is now home to over 40 young families and over 100 children and teens.

Much of Linden’s growth is due to the steadfast leadership of our very own Rabbi Joshua Hess, his wife Naava and their 4 children. In the decade since joining our congregation, Rabbi Hess has galvanized members with shiurim and classes that welcome lively debate and dialogue, and he has made it his mission to have a personal connection with every single family in the shul, new and old. There are plenty of reasons to make our home yours.

Our shul resides in a section of Linden often referred to as “Sunnyside;” host to playgrounds, a fish-filled pond and our very own ‘Shabbos Park,' a popular gathering for local families on warm Shabbos afternoons before Mincha. Recreational activities within twenty minutes include hiking trails, picnic areas, ice skating rinks, Liberty Science Center, indoor playing areas, spraygrounds, golf courses, swimming pools, and three outlet malls.

Besides our beautiful new mikvah and large eruv, we are a very short car ride to kosher restaurants, supermarkets and local businesses which offer a variety of job opportunities. There are six nearby Jewish preschool-through-8th grade schools, five commutable high schools and several daycare facilities. Linden itself has two urgent care clinics, a number of primary care practices, and is within 20 minutes of three major regional hospitals.

We’re only 35-40 minutes from NYC, 15 minutes from Newark Airport, and easily accessible via car, train and bus. Located right off exit 136 on the Garden State Parkway and exit 13 on the NJ Turnpike, we are only a heartbeat away from Teaneck, Brooklyn, Queens and NYC, making Linden easily one of the most centrally located cities in NJ.

Linden offers the peaceful qualities of suburbia, while providing all the amenities and conveniences of larger more saturated Jewish communities. If you’re looking for a community where you can make lifelong friends and be part of something amazing, spend a shabbos with us, and you'll quickly see why more and more families are calling Linden, and Anshe Chesed, home!

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Come visit for a shabbos!

Tue, May 21 2019 16 Iyyar 5779