Ohr Chadash Religious School is pleased to have Rabbi Dr. Boaz Tomsky as our Director of Education and Engagement.
Rabbi Dr. Boaz Tomsky
Coordinator of Judaic Studies, Solomon Schechter School of Queens
Barry University – M.B.A.
University of Hartford – Doctorate of Education
Talmudic University of Florida – Rabbinic Ordination
Rabbi Tomsky received his Rabbinic Ordination from the Talmudic University of Florida, his M.B.A. from Barry University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Hartford. His experience includes over 20 years of working at Jewish Community day schools both as a teacher and as a principal at Bi-Cultural Day School, Yeshiva of Belle Harbor and Crown Heights Yeshiva. In addition to his work in the field of day school education, Rabbi Tomsky is also an accomplished college professor, lecturing on topics ranging from early education and parenting to finance and economics. His doctoral dissertation discussed curriculum integration, namely the interconnections between Judaic and general studies curriculum within Jewish community day schools. Furthermore, he has served as a pulpit rabbi in synagogues in Maine, Rhode Island, and Belle Harbor, New York.
Rabbi Tomsky has helped foster a warm, loving and nurturing environment for students to succeed. He believes that there is a significant correlation between the cognitive and social-emotional development in children and in the importance of students feeling safe, respected and cared for in their schools. Rabbi Tomsky emphasizes the value of Midot Tovot, refined character traits. He believes that a Jewish education is about educating both the heart and the mind. By so doing, his students have developed a deeper love for Torah, their heritage and for Israel.