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Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center

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  • Mechina’s Holiday Creation by Morah Shari Zuber March 30, 2017 Matzo, maror, charoset, four cups of grape juice; these items are all part and parcel of the Passover Seder.  However, for the Mechina class, there is something extra special about this year’s holiday celebration.  Each student in our class had the unique opportunity to make his/her own personalized Haggadah. At the Passover Seder we specifically state ...
  • On the Move with Ohr Chadash February 28, 2017 After an exciting fall term at Hillcrest Jewish Center, Ohr Chadash packed its books and supplies and moved east along Union Turnpike to Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center. Many things have changed at HHBJC since the school was there over a year ago. The name may be a little different, but the warm welcome the ...
  • Ohr Chadash’s Winter Wind-up January 30, 2017 Although the Festival of Lights was still a week into the future, the Ohr Chadash families and staff celebrated the holiday with all the brightness and warmth as if the hanukkiyah were aglow on the eighth night.  On Sunday morning, December 18th, Morah Ruth Merrill welcomed the parents and children into the Hillcrest Jewish Center ...
  • Ohr Chadash Fall Round-Up by Morah Shari Zuber December 29, 2016 With the conclusion of the holidays of Tishrei celebrations, one of the central focuses of our Ohr Chadash classes’ began, the studying of the Parashat HaShavuah (the weekly Torah portion).  Each class, on age-appropriate levels, studied the myriad multi-faceted stories of Bereshit (Genesis), beginning with the miracle of Creation, continuing with Adam and Eve, the ...
  • Ohr Chadash Tishrei Recap by Morah Ruth Merrill December 1, 2016 The Jewish month of Tishrei is a very special month in the Jewish calendar.  No other month has as many “holy days” one following the other. The students of Ohr Chadash had an opportunity this year to both learn and experience the holidays of Tishrei.  Students and Rabbis brought in their shofars and blew then ...
  • A Peek Into the Dalet Class with Morah Judy October 31, 2016 The nine students in Dalet are off to a great start this year!   We began our history curriculum with an introduction to Holocaust studies, by acknowledging the passing of Elie Wiesel, and discussing his impact on the world.   We will now read the chapter book “Daniels’s Story”, an age appropriate historical fiction account ...
  • A New Home and A New Year by Ruth Merrill September 30, 2016 Sunday September 11th, marked the start of the new school year at Ohr Chadash.  After weeks of preparation, registration and completion of the summertime move to Hillcrest Jewish Center, the new year of learning began. This year, the first day of school coincided with the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.  During the brief opening ceremony, ...
  • A New Home and A New Year September 2, 2016 The summer hiatus has made it possible for the transition from Israel Center of Conservative Judaism to our new fall semester scholastic home at Hillcrest Jewish Center.  We thank ICCJ for housing Ohr Chadash for the Spring 2016 term and we look forward to our days ahead at HJC. We extend our appreciation to all those ...
  • Wonder Filled Wednesdays at Ohr Chadash by Morah Ruth Merrill & Morah Shari Zuber July 7, 2016 Being a three-synagogue based school, there are many advantages Ohr Chadash has that are lacking with other after-school religious programs.  Perhaps the greatest asset is that our children are beneficiaries of the wisdom of not one, not two, but three rabbis.  Each Wednesday our students have had the joy of learning from either Rabbi Manes ...
  • How Quickly This Year Has Flown by Ruth Merrill, Education Director May 27, 2016 By the time you read this update of the end of the year, the children will have received their report cards, said good bye to  teachers and Ohr Chadash friends and the school will be packed up and preparing to transfer to our location for September. April was a very busy month with each class learning ...
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