Ohr Chadash Academy students will also meet a new administrator at the start of the school year. Following the retirement of Rabbi Akevy Greenblatt, Rabbi Moshe Margolese, who was hired to serve as the dean of students, has taken on an expanded role.
“The Board of Directors felt a need to “secure additional strong administrative and student leadership support,” said board member Terri Rosen, explaining that OCA hired Rabbi Margolese in the middle of the summer.
“Rabbi Margolese … is well known to many in Baltimore for his exemplary and innovative work directing programs and leading young people in day school, yeshiva and camp settings. His Masters in Educational Administration, as well as his 10 years of experience working with parents, teachers and students, position him securely to guide OCA,” Rosen said.
Rabbi Greenblatt, according to Rosen, resigned three weeks prior to the start of the school year, leading to Rabbi Margolese’s expanded role. In addition, a group of other in-house professionals will have expanded duties.
“It is a very strong team,” Rabbi Margolese said. “The board is very involved and positive and eager to participate. … I am really impressed. … I am a dedicated, caring and committed person, and I will do my best [to lead the school.]