Tips for finding a Jewish Housemate
Looks at being nice versus keeping kosher and the Jewish areas to live in London
Written on 15/Nov/2011
Here are some important tips that will help you find a good Jewish housemate in either a non-kosher or kosher flatshare:
- Talk with your housemate and make sure he or she is in the same religious and kosher level as you. If possible, try a live with someone who keeps the same Jewish obersvance (halacha) as you. This is particularly important with regards to keeping Shabbat or kashrut.
- The most important thing is to get on well with your housemates regardless of if you keep kosher or not or shabbat or not. If people respect each other, then any differences can be overcome
- Decide with what gender of people you want to share a room (a mixed or just men\women) before starting to search housemates.
- If you are want to live in big city like London or New York, make sure you know where you want to live in those cities, as some places are traditional while others are more orthodox. In London, Stamford Hill is strictly orthodox, Hendon, Edgware and Golders Green is considered mainly Orthodox, and West Hampstead, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb are more traditional.