High Tor State Park
The beauty of nature and exceptional views of the Hudson River can be found any time of year at High Tor State Park. The park is known for the basil mountain-mint that grows there, a rare plant that grows in very few places anywhere on Earth. Hiking is a very popular activity at the park, with its lengthwise trails providing locals with a good workout and exposure to nature. The Catskills Mountains' Long Path intersects the park as well. If you do not feel like hiking, you may enjoy the park's swimming pool and picnic area.
Community Synagogue o
Monsey has a sizable Jewish community, many of whom worship at the Community Synagogue of Monsey. Ever since its founding in the early 1950s, the synagogue has been an integral part of the Jewish community. The synagogue has a number of programs that serve the community, including a Youth Program to help children and a weekly newsletter-form D'var Torah aimed at educating the youth of the synagogue. The synagogue is host to the Kollel Learning Institute, a school that teaches Torah and Talmudic study. The school and entire synagogue benefit from the leadership of Rabbi Moshe Tendler, distinguished scholar and expert in Jewish bioethics.
Rockland Community Co
The students of Monsey have a wide range of education options open to them, in part thanks to Rockland Community College. Whether you want to obtain professional certification, prepare to transfer to college, or get an associate degree, the college has you covered. Since the early 1960s, the college has provided small classes in nearly programs where students can get personal attention from their professors. The college oversees a number of continuing education programs, assuring that Monsey-area professionals are always up-to-date with their knowledge. Students certainly appreciate all the above, with 90 percent of students saying that the college exceeds their expectations.