Shari Zuber has been part of the Ohr Chadash Religious School family since the school’s inception in the fall of 2008. Shari acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Queens College and has completed a course of study to qualify as a Hebrew school teacher from the Board of Jewish Education, now the Jewish Education Project. Prior to her becoming the Administrator of Ohr Chadash, she served as Program Coordinator. In this capacity she acquired extensive administrative skills running programs such as the model Passover Seder, Passover Candy Sale, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Lag B’Omer Carnival, and the End Of Year Jewpardy competition.
During her early years at Ohr Chadash, she taught students from Mechina through Dalet. When Ohr Chadash formed its departmentalized classes, she applied her expertise in history and Torah to the new format. She has dedicated her career to instructing children, both in the classroom and as a writer. She has been a published children’s author for more than thirty years, having penned articles and created activities in the fields of history, anthropology, and science. She has contributed passages and questions for standardized reading exams that have been utilized by various institutions.
As an experienced Ohr Chadash teacher, Shari and her fellow instructors work as a team to assure that all students are afforded a well-rounded, fulfilling, and enjoyable religious school experience, one which will lay the foundation for a deep-seated, lifelong love of Judaism.