Off to a Fantastic Start

Finally, after many challenging weeks and months of Summer Planning by both the very dedicated Ohr Chadash Board Members and Teachers, the new school year arrived and we have been off to a ‘Fantastic Flying Start’ ever since.  I cannot begin to express how pleased I am to be meeting and getting acquainted with the many wonderful students and families of Ohr Chadash.  We can all be so proud of not only their Jewish learning accomplishments during these first two months of school, especially regarding our many Jewish Holidays of Tishrei, but even more importantly, how welcome our students and their parents have made me feel.  I am so thankful to be a part of this outstanding Religious School.  I thank you all for placing your faith and trust in me and putting the very important Jewish Education of your youngsters and teens in my hands.

Baruch Hashem, there have been so many highlights during our beginning months including a Pre-Rosh Hashanah Family Seder which included round raisin challah, a grape juice Kiddush, apples and honey, pomegranates, dates and carrots, all Simonim, Signs, for a Sweet New Year.  We also enjoyed a wonderful Family Sukkah Decorating Party giving me the opportunity to see how very artistically creative our students really are.  Perhaps most enjoyable for many of us was our ‘Family Pizza In The Hut Sukkoh Party’, featuring you guessed it, delicious pizza and a very informative Lulav and Etrog Program.

With Chanukah coming quickly, we are already planning more exciting Ohr Chadash Holiday Programs.  I eagerly look forward to sharing with you many future Ohr Chadash accomplishments and celebrations.  Finally, if you know of any families that might be interested in trying us out, please send them my way.  There will always be a very special place for every child, teen and family at Ohr Chadash.


Jeffrey Kelman (914-714-1257) ()

Ohr Chadash
Director Of Education and Engagement