What a Most Wonderful First Year!

How time flies!  It is so hard to believe that I have already completed my first full year as the Director of the Ohr Chadash Religious School.  I am so pleased to report that during this year our enrollment has increased by almost 25%, our students are reading Hebrew at a higher level of proficiency, we have enjoyed many well attended Family Holiday Programs and our students have achieved a most successful year of Torah Growth. 

Our highlights have included a Rosh Hashanah Seder, a Succah Decorating Party, an amazing Chanukah Arts and Crafts Program led by Helena Shayer, a festive Chanukah Party, a delicious Tu B’Shevat Seder, Torah and Holiday Family Feud Contests, a Purim Party, a most successful Family Model Seder, a Yom HaShoah Program, a Yom Ha’Atzmaut Program and a most meaningful and rewarding Family Tzedakah Program.

I wish to sincerely thank all three of our tireless Rabbis, Rabbi  Wise, Rabbi Kogan and Rabbi Fryer Bodzin, our dedicated School Board, our amazing teachers and the remarkable Ohr Chadash students and families.  You have all made this a most memorable year that I will always cherish and look back upon with great joy and satisfaction.

As I look forward to next year with renewed excitement and anticipation, our first semester to be held at your Wonderful Synagogue, I pray to G-D that all of us together will be Blessed to grow and accomplish at an even greater level…Amen!

Finally, and once again, especially over this Summer, I request that if you know of any families that might be interested in trying us out, please send them my way.  You are all great Emissaries and Ambassadors for Ohr Chadash.  Please remember that there will always be a very special place for every child, every teen and every family, in our School.

Wishing You All A Safe, Happy, Healthy, Peaceful And Torah Filled Summer.

Jeffrey Kelman (914-714-1257) ()

Ohr Chadash Director Of Education And Youth Engagement