Temple Judea introduces J-TECH, a STEM-based Jewish learning program

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Temple Judea has unveiled a new STEM-based learning program, J-TECH.

When classes resume this month, students will engage in experiential Jewish learning through the lenses of science, technology, engineering and math.

Educational Director,Lauren Resnikoff, explained: “Our new J-TECH program is designed to build upon the innovative hands-on, technology-based learning our students already love. This year’s curriculum will focus on integrating STEM concepts with the study of Torah stories and values. It is exciting and engaging to use the concepts of engineering, coding and digital storytelling to teach Jewish content.”

The program was piloted last year and was so successful it earned many accolades from parents, including being voted “Best Religious School” in Blank Slate Media’s “Best of the North Shore 2018” contest.

An integral part of the J-TECH program design is the individualized Hebrew program that will once again be based upon small-group tutorials set up to ensure success for each student. Family-based Shabbat, Jewish holiday, and social action experiences complement the program.
A related program, J-TECH Home offers families an opportunity to have their children tutored at home, while still being a part of the school program.

Children are matched with a teacher who will prepare and teach weekly lessons at the child’s home, at a mutually agreed upon time. Students learn Hebrew decoding skills, prayer tunes, and Judaic subjects.
J-TECH programs are open to students in grades K-6, with developmentally appropriate programs designed for each age group.
For older students, in grades 7 – 12, Temple Judea offers ongoing learning with Rabbi Chizner, as teens explore essential questions and the role of Judaism in their lives. Community service programs and a leadership program (JuTiFTY) complement the sessions with Rabbi Chizner.
For more information about the religious school programs, the Education Director, Lauren Resnikoff, can be reached at (516) 621-8049 or school@temple-judea.com .
Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset (off exit 36 on the LIE) By phone: (516) 621-8049. Website: www.temple-judea.com

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