Welcome: Meet Our New Director

Ohr Chadash Religious School is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Kelman as our new Director of Education and Engagement.  Jeffrey comes to us with an extensive background as a Teacher, Youth Director, Family Program Director and Religious School Principal having previously held, or currently holding, these positions in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Westchester County and Queens.

Originally from Philadelphia, Jeffrey and his wife Barbara moved to New Rochelle, New York over 12 years ago where they are happily living now.  Barbara is a Health Administration Executive in Manhattan and looks forward to her opportunities to spend time with Jeff’s students.  Jeff has a great passion for sharing the beauty and fun of Judaism with youth of all ages, including teens, and families of all backgrounds. 

Jeff is a graduate of Drexel University, where he majored in Business Administration, as well as Gratz Hebrew College.  He is a big sports fan and enjoys swimming in the Long Island Sound and sledding with his wife.  His door is always open and you are Welcome to call or e-mail Jeff with any question or concerns, or just to say “Shalom”.