I am looking to relocate in January 2020, and have noticed a large number of job postings in my area of expertise are located in the Memphis area. Moreover, the housing prices seem pretty reasonable, for the salary I would earn, within the eruv, and I am considering submitting my resume through the area’s move to Memphis webpage. I do have some questions though, and I would appreciate some honest feedback, even if brutally honest.
- How welcoming is the community to a BT/convert marriage? I was OTD for a bit, but came back (wife had an RCA conversion). Would our (future) children be discriminated against in school admissions? Would other kids, yes kids will be kids I know, treat them poorly and alienate them more than children normally do based on our status?
- How available are kosher food options? It seems that there is a meat restaurant and parve bakery there. How available is kosher meat to purchase, and similarly for wine too?
- Are the neighborhoods generally safe within the eruv?
- Anything else you think of?
Thank you in advance.
Edit: We’re Modern Orthodox.