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Ohr Chadash Religious School

Education Director - Rabbi Boaz Tomsky 

The Ohr Chadash Religious School is a joint venture of Hillcrest Jewish Center, Hollis Hills Bay Side Jewish Center, and Israel Center of Conservative Judaism. Begun in September 2008, the school is proud to announce that in May 2009, it was recognized as a “Framework for Excellence School” by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

The Ohr Chadash Religious School is a transformational religious school set in a warm, welcoming & fun environment with specialized programming from Pre-K through High School integrating classroom and  experiential learning for a comprehensive, meaningful and enjoyable Jewish education.

Classroom Learning

A unique curriculum on Sundays from 9am-12:30pm ensure that students get the most out of their Religious Education.

Pre-K /K: Specialized learning for our youngest students

1st – 6th grade: Rotating subjects with additional in-depth learning based on age

7th grade + (Tweens/Teens): Unique program bringing subjects to life with modern debate & engagement


Specialized teachers focus on subjects including:

  • Torah

  • Hebrew

  • Holidays

  • Prayers & Songs

Experiential Learning

Special programs offered at all three synagogues integrate our classroom learning with meaningful Jewish experiences. Each synagogue has its own mashpiah (leader) who organizes outstanding activities and programs for students and families to experience like:

  • Shabbat Meals

  • Holiday Activities

  • Junior Congregation

  • and much more!

Mitzvah & Special Programs


Practicing Gemilut Chasidim (Acts of Loving Kindness) is a core Jewish value and is integrated into the Ohr Chadash curriculum for all grades.  Each age group works on a Mitzvah Project throughout the year culminating with an onsite event at the end of the school year.



Special art and music programs  bring extra excitement, fun and learning to the holidays offering students the opportunity to experience and create cherished keepsakes that can become part of the families traditions.

Contact Information:

Hillcrest Jewish Center Office: (718) 380 -4145

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