We Innovate

Our students build solar cars, programmable robots

and produce their own news channel.

We Collaborate

Our common core standards based curriculum encourages

students’ curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.

We Reflect

Our focus on chesed (community service)

teaches students to be responsible

and caring global citizens.

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Fourth Grade News
Shalom! We've had some exciting and engaging moments of learning this week in fourth grade and wanted to share some highlights with you. In General...
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Kindergarten News
Kindergarten News March 21, 2017 General Studies Today the kindergartners started writing their own stories, either fiction or non-fiction. Every...
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Sixth Grade News
General Studies Humanities with Ms. Davi: Students read different dystopian novels with similar themes of oppression, government corruption, and making...
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What People Say

  • The essence of the education OHDS provides is brilliantly reflected in the character and values of its students and graduates. I can’t imagine a better foundation from which to grow and succeed.

    Rochelle Shapell, Parent of two OHDS graduates and OHDS Founding Board Member

  • The OHDS dream unfolds daily through the lives of the school’s students and teachers. Every moment at the school is an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel and OHDS Judaic Studies faculty

  • OHDS has become more than a school, it’s our community and neighborhood. The focus on educating the whole child carries over to an investment in the health and welfare of each child, family and staff member.

    Catherine Shachat, Parent and former ODHS Board of Directors President

  • I love the fact that my children begin each day with prayer, engage in deep Torah study, speak Hebrew like an Israeli, and receive an excellent secular education. We appreciate how OHDS embraces every child.

    Elissa Kittner, OHDS parent and board member

  • More than just a school, OHDS is a family, where each student is seen as our crown jewel – each cultivating a personal, passionate and serious Jewish identity and a commitment to join the Jewish journey as life long learners.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel and OHDS Judaic Studies faculty

  • We moved to the East Bay specifically for our son to attend kindergarten at OHDS and we are thrilled with our decision. We had high expectations for the class, teachers and school community and they have been exceeded.

    Maureen and Derek Krantz, OHDS Parents

  • Our children are learning their Judaism from the ground up. There is no ambivalence.

    Judy Chun, OHDS Parent

  • OHDS has already given my children a strong sense of themselves as Jews living Jewish loves. This is no small thing in the modern world.

    Jodi Tharan, OHDS Parent

  • OHDS students are constantly exposed to the new ways of approaching variety of subject matters. They are encouraged to think critically and really explore and understand the material that they are learning and the world around them.

    Leslie Edelman, Past President and current Board Member, OHDS parent

  • It’s not just about love of Israel and learning Hebrew. Our Kindergartner now sings “G-d bless America” with the same enthusiasm as she does songs about “Apples and Honey” and is recognizing letters and words in both languages.

    Dan Cohen, President Board of Directors and parent of two OHDS students

  • OHDS is more than a school and more than a community to me. It is really a family. The teachers are so loving and caring. They want each child to succeed with a deep thought of benefiting the whole Jewish community.

    Adi Yaron Schaker, OHDS Parent