Conveniently located at the very center of Metro Detroit’s Orthodox Jewish community, Young Israel of Oak Park draws its membership from three adjacent neighborhoods that are all within walking distance of numerous amenities of the Orthodox Jewish lifestyle:
Jewish Amenities that are literally next door to Young Israel of Oak Park: Women’s Mikvah (248.967.5402), Men’s Mikvah, Keilim Mikvah, Jewish Community Center with health club and indoor swimming pool with separate hours for men and women (www.jccdet.org), and Jewish senior and assisted living residences (www.jslmi.org/residences/).
Kosher Groceries, Carryouts and Judaica: Zeman’s New York Bakery (248.967.3905), and Borenstein’s Judaica (248.967.3920).
Other Stores: Many retail establishments can be found within walking distance of Young Israel of Oak Park including Kmart, a book store, dollar stores, beauty supply, etc.
Shabbos Eruv and Medical Care/Medication: Our neighborhood is encircled by an eruv. There is an urgent care facility and a pharmacy within the eruv that make their services available to Orthodox Jews on Shabbos.
Oak Park: With a Jewish Mayor and 2 out of 4 Jewish Council Members, Oak Park’s Jewish neighborhood is densely populated with Modern Orthodox, “Black Hat” and Chabad families of all ages from newlyweds to the elderly with a broad spectrum of Jewish hashkafot. House sizes range from starter homes to about 2,400 square feet, with house rentals and apartments available as well, and sidewalks on every street. The Jewish Community Center, mikvaot and Jewish Federation senior apartments and assisted living facilities are adjacent to our Young Israel. This neighborhood contains five convenient and sizable parks that include two large sledding hills, baseball fields, picnic shelters and a miniature-golf course. A library is within easy biking range of most homes.
Southfield: This Southfield neighborhood immediately west of Oak Park has a similar diverse and friendly Orthodox Jewish population but with homes in a greater range of size that are larger on average than Oak Park homes. A special feature of this neighborhood is its nature trail that adjoins a spacious park. In addition, it is close enough to One Stop Kosher Food Market that if you run out eggs while baking a cake, you can send your child to pick up another carton for you before the oven has warmed up.
Huntington Woods: On the other side of Oak Park, to the immediate east, lies this gracious community known for its safety and beautiful homes. Residents are often found walking and biking through its tree-lined streets. Huntington Woods, called the “City of Homes,” has its own police department, community center, library, parks and other city amenities, yet it is only 1.47 miles in size, with a close-knit population of 6,000 people, 40% with professional degrees. It has been named one of America’s ten friendliest towns by Forbes Magazine (www.forbes.com/pictures/mhj45mdme/9-huntington-woods-mi) and one of the top ten cities in the country for suburbanites by Coldwell Banker (www.berkley.patch.com/articles/huntington-woods-ranked-as-no-10-best-place-to-live-for-suburbanites-in-united-states). In recent years Huntington Woods has attracted a growing Modern Orthodox population featuring many young families.
Young Israel of Oak Park offers the most Jewish Programming of any Synagogue in the area. As such we welcome and appreciate you generous gift.
Welcome to YIOP -
Young Israel of Oak Park
YIOP comes together as a community of Orthodox Zionist Jews committed to prayer, study, and social interaction.
We engage in these to further our spiritual growth, both individually and as a community, bringing us closer to G-d.
15140 West 10 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
Fax: (248) 967-4272