Stony Brook Village is located in a historic part of Long Island’s North Shore, with some houses dating back to the 1600’s. As part of the larger Town of Brookhaven, Stony Brook has retained the natural beauty of Long Island. Our quiet local beaches, ancient trees, ponds, and trails are ideal for nature-lovers. Moderate winters, low crime, an exemplary school district, scenic background, and child-friendly museums, piers, libraries, and state parks make Stony Brook the perfect place for a family to grow.
The Eruv in Stony Brook was built in 2008 under the guidance of Rabbi Shimon Eider, zt”l. It encompasses the university and a large portion of the surrounding housing. The Eruv is checked weekly by Rabbi Agishtein.
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There are two mikvaot in the Stony Brook area. One is located at the Suffolk JCC in Commack, NY. The other is located at the Chabad of Coram in Coram, NY. Both mikvaot are within 20 minutes of Stony Brook.
Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located in neighboring Commack, about 20 minutes from Stony Brook. More information can be found by visiting their website at www.gurwin.org
The Suffolk Jewish Community Center is located in neighboring Commack, NY about 20 minutes from Stony Brook. The JCC is equipped with a gym, swimming pool, and tennis courts. The JCC runs regular program for the community at large. More information about the JCC can be found by visiting their website at www.suffolkyjcc.org
Kosher food products including poultry, cheese, ready-to-cook frozen products, and challah are available in local supermarkets such as Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, and Best Market. Kosher meat, a kosher bakery, and cholov yisroel items are available in the Shop Rite in Coram as well as in the Shop Rite and other local supermarkets in Plainview.
Delancey Street Café - This meat café is located in the Student Union of Stony Brook University, under the supervision of Rabbi Yoel Adelman. Delancey Street offers a wide variety of lunch and dinner options. Packaged sandwiches and salads from Delancey Street are offered at Stony Brook hospital as well. See their website for more information http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/dining/locations/menus/east-side-dining-kraft-kosher-fresh-grille
Airport- Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport is the nearest airport to Stony Brook in nearby Islip, about 25 minutes from Stony Brook. More information can be found at www.macarthurairport.com
JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are also options, offering more flights and airlines, but at a further distance.
Train- The Long Island Railroad stops at Stony Brook station. Schedules and fare information can be found at www.mta.info/lirr
Bus- Stony Brook is also served by the Suffolk Country Transit Bus. Schedules and fare information can be found at www.sct-bus.org
Ferry- A ferry travels from neighboring Port Jefferson, NY to Bridgeport, CT. Schedules and fare information can be found at www.88844ferry.com
Torah Tots- The Chabad of Stony Brook runs Torah Tots, a preschool that serves children from age 2 to age 6. Chabad of Stony Brook is run by Rabbi Chaim and Rebbetzin Rivkie Grossbaum, who have been devotedly providing Jewish resources to Stony Brook and the surrounding area for the past several decades. Rebbetzin Grossbaum has been the founding principal of Torah Tots for almost as long, and brings years of educational experience to creating a wonderful, warm, and thriving school. Torah Tots strives to maximize development of skills while also creating a nurturing environment. Busing is available for kindergarten. More information about Torah Tots can be found on their website at www.chabadsb.com.
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County – HANC is an Orthodox, co-educational yeshiva day school located in Plainview, NY, approximately a 40-minute drive from Stony Brook. With a diverse student body and high educational standards, HANC provides a wonderful elementary school education. More information can be found on their website at www.hanc.org.
Cheder Chabad – A small, warm yeshiva for Orthodox Jewish children in grades one through eight is located in Lake Grove, 15 minutes from Stony Brook University. The school is run by the devoted Mrs. Rochel Goldberg of Chabad of Coram. Busing and additional services provided by the school district are provided for Cheder Chabad students.
Three Village Central School District - Public schools in Stony Brook are part of the Three Village Central School District. The Three Village School District scores in the top 10% of U.S. schools. It is without doubt the most highly regarded school district in Suffolk county.
Hebrew Schools – For those parents who are enrolling their children in the Three Village Central School District but would like regular Jewish programming, Stony Brook Congregation offers a regular Jewish Youth Chaburah. Led by Rabbi Agishtein, this weekly learning group examines specific series in Jewish law beginning with the basic Talmud sources. As part of the Youth Chaburah, Rabbi and Dr. Agishtein host a monthly melaveh Malka for all children, with a highly-anticipated “stump the rabbi” session in addition to delicious food. Rabbi and Dr. Agishtein are also available for learning with your children prior to bar and bas mitzvah. Chabad of Stony Brook runs a comprehensive Hebrew School program for younger children that covers a curriculum of Jewish holidays and rituals, with fun crafts and activities corresponding to the time of year. Visit http://www.chabadsb.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/661982 for more information.