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Chumash Class At Ohr Chadash Academy Ends on a Sweet Note with a Siyum


Mazel Tov to the seventh and eighth grade girls in Mrs. Benzaquen’s Chumash class at Ohr Chadash Academy upon the completion of perakim in Parshas Balak. They celebrated their hard work with a well deserved delicious breakfast at Croustille Cafe.

Chayeinu Partners with OCA to Educate Middle Schoolers on Substance Use Prevention


Over the course of two interactive classroom presentations each, OCA’s sixth, seventh, and eighth grades separately learned from Chayeinu’s expert team of educators what substance use disorder is, focusing on preventative factors.

Kabalat HaTorah at Ohr Chadash Academy


We celebrated the culmination of our year-long Torah writing project with an overwhelming feeling of simcha, achdut, accomplishment, and appreciation to Hashem for allowing us to reach this milestone!

Pirate Week


Students at Ohr Chadash Academy celebrated Pirate Week!

OCA’s Community Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration in Partnership with Congregation Shomrei Emunah


Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is proud to have partnered with Congregation Shomrei Emunah and host over 700 members of the extended Baltimore community for a special Yom Ha’atzmaut event, celebrating Israel’s 74th birthday!

Baltimore’s OCA Students Qualify for National Finals of Chidon HaTanach


OCA 8th Graders Alina Rosen and Racheli Schwarzenberger recently qualified to participate in the national finals of the Chidon HaTanach competition in New York on May 1.

Ohr Chadash Academy Hosts Annual Parent & Staff Melava Malka


OCA parents and staff came together for a night of socializing, eating, casino-style games, and prizes. 

Visit from Lincoln


For Presidents Day, students at Ohr Chadash Academy received a visit from a President Abraham Lincoln impersonator and learned about Lincoln’s experiences, from his boyhood to his presidency.

Olive Pressing


Students at Ohr Chadash Academy participated in a hands-on demonstration on how to press the kind of olive oil used for Chanukah menorahs.

Ohr Chadash Academy Reflects on 10 Years of Educating Students


Ohr Chadash Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Ohr Chadash Educator Learns Secret to Finland’s Educational Success


Randi Orshan of OCA traveled to Finland to discover what makes the Finnish education system so exceptional.