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Prayer (Tefillah)

Daily Jewish prayer (tefillah) is a central routine for every student at OHDS. Through explorative philosophical conversations, beautiful melodies, call and response chants and moments of individual contemplative prayer, our students build Jewish life skills, connection to their ancient heritage and the sense that they are part of something bigger than themselves.


In grades BK-5 boys and girls pray together, taking turns with leadership of their peers. In middle school, boys and girls pray separately, each leading their own prayers and weekday Torah readings.