Greensboro Community

Greensboro is a dynamic southern city with a surprisingly active and historically significant Jewish population. With a city population of 280,000, Greensboro is the largest community in the Triad region that boasts a population of 1.6 million people. The Greensboro Jewish community of about 3,000 has had a long presence in the area and has contributed significantly to both the historical foundation and the current business and cultural growth of downtown Greensboro.

After arriving in Greensboro by way of the Piedmont Triad International Airport (which is located a convenient 15 minutes from town), one of the first things a visitor often notices is that Greensboro is . . .  green!  The city has a beautiful park system with many neighborhood and community parks and a city-circling greenway that is under construction. Our downtown area is undergoing an active renaissance with new residential and commercial development surrounding our downtown minor league baseball stadium. Also under construction are the Tanger Center for Performing Arts and the adjacent LeBauer Park, both made possible with lead gifts from local Jewish families.

Greensboro GreenwayGreensboro Greenway – a walking, hiking, bicycling space to meet, eat and greet people in Greensboro

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Greensboro is home to a number of colleges and universities that enrich the cultural and intellectual life of the community.  Greensboro schools include UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina A&T, Guilford College and Elon University Law School.  The School of Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering is a world class project under the joint leadership of UNC-G and NC A&T. Duke University, Wake Forest UniversityUNC-Chapel Hill, Elon University, and High Point University are all within an hour’s drive of Greensboro. The American Hebrew Academy, an egalitarian Jewish High School, is located in Greensboro.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Sports play a central role in Greensboro’s identity.  The city is currently home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a class A team that is a farm team for the Miami Marlins, and will soon host an NBA-D team affiliated with the Charlotte Hornets.  The Atlantic Coast Conference is also headquartered in Greensboro. We enjoy many large sporting events at the Greensboro Coliseum Sports Complex, an Olympic quality swimming venue in the Greensboro Aquatic Center, and year round ice skating and hockey at the Greensboro Ice House.

Greensboro, NC DepotThe Depot – Greensboro’s refurbished AMTRAK train station

VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

Downtown Greensboro is known for antique shops, art galleries, and an array of independently owned specialty stores.  It offers enticing options for people who want to live in a revitalized urban setting.  Greensboro has a growing reputation as a center for craft beer breweries, and in the fall of 2016 the city will host the National Folk Festival for the second year.  Known for its attractive neighborhoods, the city offers many appealing and affordable residential options.

JEWISH LIFE

Jewish life in Greensboro is vibrant, engaging, and fully involved in the broader community. There is a long history of strong and respectful relationships between Jewish organizations and city institutions.  Religious leaders of all denominations regularly work together to achieve common community goals.

Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro North CarolinaDowntown Greensboro, NC skyline