Recent Events

    • Sunday, September 30, 2018:  We enjoyed celebrating Hoshanah Rabbah with Rabbi David Wise and the numerous congregants from Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center. The students took an active role, shaking the Lulav and Etrog and marching seven times around the sanctuary while performing Hakafot and singing “Hoshana”. The students were then each given five tied willows branches where they performed an interesting service that is unique for this one day of the year. We thank Rabbi Wise for allowing us to experience this special service and for his explanations and leadership throughout the morning.Morah Judy led all of her classes in the Succah which turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. The children all enjoyed eating in the Succah and reciting the special “Leshev B’succah” blessing. For the last hour of Hebrew school, we all enjoyed the picture perfect weather in the Succah. We prepared many fun activities for all of the children to enjoy and to better appreciate the meaning of the holiday. The students were captivated by Morah Simcha’s fascinating story about a special Etrog. Morah Lynn Blander taught the children many Succot songs as we all followed along with her and her guitar. Please remember to have your children bring Tzadakah each Sunday. The students will decide which organization we will give the Tzadakah to towards the end of the year.

      Students are encouraged to bring their own kosher, healthy snack each Sunday which takes place at 11:00 am.

  • June 10, 2018:  We had our closing ceremony for the school year. Awards were handed out to all the children acknowledging their success, and how they contributed to the school this year. Each child achieved success in specific areas. It was a lovely ceremony followed by ice cream sundaes! The school year ended on a high note greatly appreciated by all.
  • April 29, 2018:  We had excellent turnout for our First Annual Mitzvah Day. It was an exellent experience that highlighed important Jewish values.

Our Seder on March 25, 2018

Thank you parents, grandparents and siblings for making our Tu B’Shevat Seder a most memorable success.  Keep watering your plants and enjoy the great pictures.

On Sunday, February 11th, our last session before the Mid-Winter Break, we held a very special and festive Pre-Purim Family Program.


Ohr Chadash is one of a select group of after school religious schools in the State of New York to receive this status which we have maintained since 2009. This prestigious certification marks the fact that Ohr Chadash Religious School has met rigorous standards in all academic areas including professional development, curriculum, and family education. Further, Ohr Chadash has demonstrated that it has met all of the goals, aims, and benchmarks necessary to be considered a school of exceptional academic quality.


We are fortunate to have a group of seasoned, capable and dedicated staff of teachers, many who have been with us from the start. Finally, we must mention our very involved and talented clergy; Rabbi Kogan, Rabbi Wise, and Rabbi Fryer Bodzin, who volunteer their time and energy to teach and inspire all of our class grades.


Ohr Chadash strongly feels that we play a vital role in Jewish youth education, transmitting Jewish traditions, building a Jewish identity and instilling a sense of community in our students.

We hope that when you are considering an after-school Jewish education program, you will consider contacting the Ohr Chadash Religious School.

You may get in touch with us by calling any of the partnering three synagogues, by checking our website (, or by sending an email to us at

Hillcrest Jewish Center: 718-380-4145
Hollis Hills Bayside  Jewish Center: 718-776-3500
Israel Center of Conservative Judaism: 718-591-5353