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#1 Belle

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:54 AM

Anyone been to Boston for a weekend? If I want to go Thursday thru Sunday, and stay in a religious area, where would that be? What shul options do I have? What would the closest, really nice hotel be? Is there an eruv, for stroller/baby carrying purposes? Anywhere to eat on Shabbos, such as a chabad or restaurant?

I've already googled, but I'd prefer tried-and-true knowledge.

If you have any other nearby locations to go for a long weekend, I'd like to hear it.

Edit: I found this: http://www.chabadbos...ish/Shabbat.htm And it's really helpful.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

I would've recommended Cambridge for Shabbos, but coming from Boro Park, you may go into culture shock.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:08 AM

I would've recommended Cambridge for Shabbos, but coming from Boro Park, you may go into culture shock.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

Brookline? (It'll sound close to home...)
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

Places within walking distance of a shul are Cambridge, and Brookline/Brighton.

Farther out are places like Newton, Watham, and Sharon.

In Cambridge, your best bet is the Harvard Hillel, where they have Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform minyanim.
http://hillel.harvard.edu/

Brookline/Brighton have s a couple of shuls, such as
http://yibrookline.org/wp/
http://www.kadimahto...iew/Ktm/WebHome


Chabad are in places like Brighton and Sharon.

You can get kosher food at the Butcherie in Brookline, as well as at a couple of take-out places near there, such as Ruben's Deli. They have prepared foods.

there are B&Bs in all of these areas. The closest hotel that I know of is a Holiday Inn in Brookline:
http://www.holidayin...lma/hoteldetail

and in Cambridge
http://www.hotelsinharvardsquare.com/
http://www.charlesho...arles/index.cfm

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:54 AM

If not Cambridge, I'd maybe go to the Bostoner Rebbe's shul.

I don't think there are kosher restaurants in Cambridge. afaik they're mostly in Brookline.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

There are no restaurants with hashkafot in Cambridge--all of those are in Brookline.
But there are a couple of Vegan ones in Cambridge.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

In Boston, you two can get married.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

My sister in law now living in Flatbush used to live in Newton and it was not that far to walk to a shul. Just sayin'.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

Malden is a nice MO community 10-20 minutes out of Boston, and if you want to move there, they'll give you some money.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

I did a weekend there once, and in Boston there's literally nothing for food or Shul on Shabbos, unless you want to go to a college Chabad House or something and bring in takeout from Brookline. Cambridge would be same story. Brookline, however, isn't much of a vacation destination though, if you stay there. It's a suburb with some ok takeout and a deli. Don't mean to be discouraging but I would not recommend Boston over Shabbos if you're looking for more than eating in your hotel room and going for walks.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

seattle?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

Malden is a nice MO community 10-20 minutes out of Boston, and if you want to move there, they'll give you some money.



seattle?

The OP was looking for ideas for a weekend getaway. It did not sound like she was looking to relocate!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:43 PM

Brookline/Brighton is definitely you're best bet in terms of a community... I'm sure you can find people to host you for meals there, it is a very hospitable community...
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