Music Runs In the Family – A Special Treat for Bais Yaakov of Baltimore Seniors

On March 4th and 19th, internationally acclaimed violinist Daniel Heifetz came to Baltimore to speak and play the violin for Bais Yaakov High School’s Voice Classes, taught by his daughter, renowned professional singer and voice teacher Elena Tal. Each year, Mrs. Tal invites her father to come to her voice classes, since she started teaching […]

Yeshiva of Greater Washington holds 58th Annual Banquet

Rabbi Scott Hillman SILVER SPRING, MD (February 9, 2022) – The Yeshiva of Greater Washington-Tiferes Gedaliah (YGW) held its 58th Annual Banquet on Sunday, February 6, at the Riggs Alumni Center at College Park. The in-person event was also live-streamed. The theme of the evening was “Vision and Determination,” the forces driving the growth of […]

Siyum Celebration of JEWELS TA Satellite Class

The JEWELS TA Satellite class reached another amazing milestone. The boys completed their third perek in Lech Lecha. Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, Rav of the Shearith Israel Congregation came to farher the boys. Some of the boys could read and translate all of the pesukim, and others mastered half of the pesukim. All of the boys […]

OCA’s New Group of Participants in the Truman Scholars Program

We are excited to announce OCA’s second cohort of 7th participants in the Tikvah Fund’s Truman Scholars Program for advanced Middle School students: Meira Einbinder and Yair Sebbag. This 18-month program is designed for outstanding seventh-graders from select Orthodox Jewish schools across the country. Beginning this month, our students will join peers from 20 schools […]

Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta Middle School Chavrusa Program

Each Tuesday evening  more than seventy-five 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys from the community converge on the Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore for it’s popular chavrusa learning program. Now in its 19th year, the  program pairs middle school students and Mesivta talmidim to learn together each week. Following the learning session, refreshments are […]

TA Students Sew For Kosher Troops

During the War in Viet Nam, many students in the Universities wore copper bracelets engraved with the name of a soldier. When my soldier returned home, my father who worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, took me to the VA Hospital. The soldier was a handsome 20-year-old who had sacrificed both arms and both legs. […]