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Ohr Chadash Religious School, located in Queens, New York, is an example of a new model of supplementary Jewish education.

          Rabbi Kogan with a Student

Comprised of a consortium of three Conservative synagogues in eastern Queens, Ohr Chadash combines classroom learning with experiential programming including ongoing opportunities throughout the year for parent, grandparent and guardian education as well as outstanding Shabbat experiences for young people.


May 16, 2021:

We celebrated the upcoming holiday of Shavuot (tonight). The children studied the importance of Shavuot when the Israelites received the Torah, our foundational document. Via Zoom, author Sherry Wasserman, and illustrator Ruth Cisse, read their book “I am Standing at Mount Sinai” to the children and it was followed up by a lively Q&A. The day closed with a tasty ice cream sundae party and a screening of an animated version of The Book of Ruth which is read on Shavuot.


Please read the COVID-19 protocols below:

1. Inform us as soon as you are aware of any family member testing positive (family meaning those they or their parents come in contact with, not those living far away).
 
2. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or if you may be ill with COVID-19, you must quarantine or isolate yourself at least 10 days to 14 days.
 
3. Inform us that you are quarantining for at least 10 days. 
 
The four groups are the Kochavim (our youngest division), Chalutzim (our middle division), Giborim (our remote learners) and the Chaverim (our oldest division). 
The Giborim (Remote learners) should click the zoom link below. They will remain in the same zoom link throughout the day.

Below is a grid for Sunday’s classes.

Teacher/Subject

 

period 1

period 2

period 3 (includes snack)

period 4

 

9:00-9:30 am

9:30-10:15 am

10:15-11:00 am

11:00-11:45 am

11:45-12:30 pm

Morah Shari – Torah/Jewish History

Opening Assembly 

Kochavim

Chaverim

Giborim

Chalutzim

Morah Zehava – Hebrew Reading

Opening Assembly 

Chalutzim

Kochavim

Chaverim

Giborim

Morah Judy – Jewish holidays/Art

Opening Assembly 

Giborim

Chalutzim

Kochavim

Chaverim

Morah Marina – Hebrew Language

Opening Assembly 

Chaverim

Giborim

Chalutzim

Kochavim

Please remember to have your child bring a healthy snack and a water bottle to Hebrew school. We will have snack at the beginning of period 3 at 11:00 am. 

This week’s Torah portion is Parshat Emor. The Torah section of Emor begins with the special laws pertaining to the cohanim,  the cohen gadol (“high priest”), and the Temple service. A cohen may not become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, save on the occasion of the death of a close relative. the Torah then states that a newborn calf, lamb or kid must be left with its mother for seven days before being eligible for an offering; one may not slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day.

The second part of Emor lists the festivals of the Jewish calendar: the weekly Shabbat; the bringing of the Passover offering on 14 Nissan; the seven-day Passover festival beginning on the 15 th Nissan; the bringing of the Omer offering from the first barley harvest on the second day of Passover, and the commencement, on that day, of the 49-day Counting of the Omer, culminating in the festival of Shavuot on the fiftieth day; a “remembrance of shofer blowing”; a solemn fast day on the 10th of Tishrei; the Sukkot festival—during which we are to dwell in huts for seven days and take the “Four Kinds”; and the immediately following holiday of the “eighth day” of Succot namely Shmini Atzeret. The portion concludes with the lighting of the menorah in the Temple, and the showbread placed weekly on the table there.

  • Click Here for a section that remote learners can print out and have ready for Morah Judy’s class.

Rosh Hashanah Trivia Questions and Answers (Click Here)

Ohr Chadash 2020: A Memorable Year!