Rabbi Hakakian at Yeshivas Toras Simcha

Rabbi Eliyahu Hakakian, of congregation Ahavat Shalom, spoke to the middle school students at Yeshivas Toras Simcha.  The Rav explained to the boys the significance of the talmidim of Rabbi Akiva.  They were geonim but they harbored a small measure of disrespect for each other.  Perhaps when they argued in Torah they did not give […]

Torah Institute Gedolim Art Contest

Eliyahu Meir Hexter  | 7th Grade As the school day is long, our General Studies Coordinator, Dr. Insel, has introduced various electives and enjoyable activities for boys to participate in. A few years ago, she initiated the annual art contest. This contest was conceptualized to give the boys a chance to shine,  in all areas […]

OCA’s Yom Ha’atzmaut Community-Wide Celebration 

Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA), in partnership with Congregation Shomrei Emunah, hosted a Yom Ha’atzmaut event and welcomed 700+ members of the Baltimore Jewish community who came out to celebrate Israel’s 75th! Following a tekes, families journeyed through the biblical cities of Israel: They rode through the desert, climbed up Masada, made candles in Tzfat, baked […]

Celebrating the “Yoms” at OCA

At OCA, we are dedicated to promoting a personal relationship with Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Medinat Yisrael. To that end, we came together to commemorate Yom HaShoah and Yom Hazikaron, and then pulled out all the stops to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut as a school community! Yom Hashoah & Yom Hazikaron  On Yom HaShoah each […]

End on a High

On Wednesday April 19th, Jewish Educational Services (JES), an agency of the Associated, hosted an event called “End On A High” to celebrate the educators of our community. Over 150 teachers and principals gathered to hear words of inspiration from Rav Elya Brudny, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva and Maggid Shiur in the Mirrer Yeshiva Bais Medrash […]

Bais Yaakov Middle School Robotics Team Does It Again!

With tremendous s’yata d’shmaya and countless hours of work, Bais Yaakov’s 8th grade Robotics Team won the two FIRST PLACE and one SECOND PLACE trophies in this week’s CIJE Spring Robotics Competition held in Passaic, New Jersey.  9 schools and a total of 29 different teams and their robots, from cities including Boston, Massachusetts and […]

Baltimore Chesed League – Girls Kicks Off Its Third Season!

The Baltimore Chesed League – Girls (BCL-Girls), in partnership with Suburban Orthodox, had a fantastic launch to their 3rd season. With a dynamic and unique group, the nearly 70 girls represent Bais Yaakov, Beth Tfiloh, Bnos Yisroel, Krieger Schechter Day School, and Ohr Chadash Academy, and have all volunteered to give of their free time […]

h, There You Are!!

Rabbi Zvi Teichman In the introduction to the restriction for Kohanim from becoming contaminated from the dead, they are referred to as the ‘Kohanim, the sons of Aharon’. Why did the Torah emphasize the obvious fact of their being descended from Aharon precisely at this juncture? The Zohar states that the Torah is seeking to […]

Theoretical Orientations

Rabbi Azriel Hauptman A theoretical orientation is the therapist’s understanding about how psychological problems develop and how these problems are treated or changed. There are countless theories out there, and as a therapist’s personal journey progresses, he or she will gravitate towards a handful of approaches and these become the bedrock of their entire method […]

Parshas Emor

Rabbi Berel Wein We can all agree that the priestly family of Aharon has always had a special rank and position within the Jewish people. Having been chosen to represent G-d to the Jewish people and the Jewish people to G-d, so to speak, they had a decisive role of influence within Jewish life. Because […]