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

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.

Ohr Chadash is concerned about the security of our school staff and children and has retained a security guard to be present when school is in session at each of the three partner synagogues. The guard will be there until all children have been picked up by a designated individual.

March 1, 2024: Finally, after our mid-winter hiatus we will be returning for seven weeks of intense learning and several special events. This Sunday, in addition to our weekly musical preparation for the Purim Program and classes, our children will have a hands-on experience, learning about the Jewish tenet of Tikkun Olam, healing the world.  The piece-de-resistance of the morning will have each child creating his/her own tzedakah box: Noah’s Ark for our two younger classes and Torah replicas for our older classes.

Just a reminder that our Purim Carnival will be held on Sunday, March
24th.  Assistance from our parents will be needed to oversee the numerous games.  If any parent or family member, i.e., Ohr Chadash graduates, are available that morning, please let me know as soon as possible so preparations can be made accordingly.

Also please note that our Kosher for Passover Candy Sale will conclude on Sunday, March 10th. All students must bring in the monies they’ve collected by then so that we can receive the orders in time to be distributed in advance of Pesach.  IF any student requires extra order forms, we will have them available this Sunday, March 3rd.

All our teachers look forward to seeing  your children this coming Sunday. As always, please send your child to school with tzedakah money, which personifies our studies of helping hands and kindness, which will be especially highlighted at this session of learning.

Below are several photos of the World Wide Wrap program held at Ohr Chadash on Sunday, February 11th. Again, our sincerest thanks to Zachary Hausman, one of our recent graduates, who conducted the program and taught our children how to put on tefillin.

Please have your children continue to collect orders for the Kosher for
Passover Candy Sale. The monies raised will help finance the remaining special events of our school year.

There are many exciting events on the Ohr Chadash horizon in the months to come:

      •     Annual Kosher For Passover Candy Sale
  •     Sunday, March 3rd — Tikkun Olam Program
  •     Sunday, March 24th — Purim Carnival
  •     Sunday, April 21st — Passover Seder Program
  •     Sunday, May 5th — Yom Hashoah Program for oldest students with a former Yad Vashem docent
  •     Sunday, May 12th — Siddur Presentation to Giborim students
  •     Sunday, May 19th –Lag B’Omer BBQ      

Shabbat Program • Rabbi Kogan Lesson on Synagogue Torahs • 2022 Rosh HaShanah

Thanksgiving Story Time with Arlene
  • Sukkot at Ohr Chadash 2022:

Shofar Blowing Rabbi Kogan 



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. 

Please remember to have your child bring a healthy snack and a water bottle to Hebrew school. We will have a snack at around 10:40 am. 

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