A year of lessons in Judaic and general studies classes came together for ICJA sophomores in an exciting project based learning initiative. Students worked in pairs to create a Jewish artifact that highlighted lessons learned in geometry, Jewish history and Tehillim. The goal was to use ICJA’s 21st Century Makerlab to connect students to their Jewish identity.

Throughout the year, sophomores studied tessellations in geometry classes, learned about Jewish artifacts in Jewish history classes and studied Tehillim in Navi classes. These lessons came together when they chose a perek of Tehillim to study in depth and then created an artifact on the 3D printer or a tessellation design to depict it.