Winter Break Fun for Jewish Families: New Online Arts & STEM Online Programming!

December 16, 2020

Jewish wisdom teaches that in each age, the children of Torah become its builders (Mishkan T’filah).

This winter, ReformJudaism.org is proud to introduce a tactical application of that truism – a simple way for families with school-aged children to take part in fun, meaningful Jewish experiences that will also help them connect to and engage with their local Reform Jewish community.

Our full schedule of weekday online activities, hosted on our RJ on the Go platform, includes Minecraft tutorials, visual and paper arts projects, game nights, a 3D design course, and more. All sessions are designed for students in grades 3-8 and will be led by expert staff from across the Union for Reform Judaism’s robust camping system.

First introduced in fall 2020, RJ on the Go is an online platform that hosts interactive, meaningful, and fun Jewish experiences that are easily accessible at home or on the go. These all-new winter sessions are designed as multi-week series – perfect for our family to enjoy high-quality, remote experiences that speak to you, on a schedule that works for your life. 

Special activities being offered this winter are free and open to all students in grades 3-8. Program options include:

  • Everything Minecraft: Enjoy tutorials, structured play, and build time, with beginner, intermediate and advanced options available.
  • Visual Arts: Join in hands-on creation together while learning about great artists like Albert Hirschfeld, Peter Max, Louise Bourgeois, and more.
  • Graphic Design & 3D Print program: Participants will create their own original designs that our URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy staff will laser-cut or 3D print and ship to them.
  • Game Night: Small, facilitated groups will engage in popular, interactive online games like Apples to Apples, Herd Mentality, Crazy Eights, Uno, Yahtzee, Snake Oil, and Fictionary.
  • Paper Arts: More hands-on creation… using only paper! We’ll learn how to make paper lanterns, origami animals, luminaries, and more.
  • Performing Arts Workshops: Immerse yourself in Improv 101 with Eliana Rubin, graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

As a parent, you’re invited to join your child(ren) for any of our weekly activities.

As an added bonus, you’ll find a series of parenting sessions throughout January, focusing on topics like video games and violence, sports parenting, and supporting our children’s creative sides (even if we aren’t always as creative as they are!).

Not yet a part of a Jewish community but want to get connected? Participating families who are new to organized Reform Judaism will be connect to Reform congregations in their area to begin to engage in more direct and personal relationship-building.

To learn more and register, visit RJ on the Go, your virtual home for interactive, meaningful, and joyous Jewish experiences. Visit reformjudaism.org/summercamp to continue the fun this summer at one of 15 Reform Jewish summer camps across North America.

Related Posts