Get in on the 2017 Eclipse Action

We are sure that by now your social media feed is full of Solar Eclipse 2017 news! Let’s get in on the action together with Sci-Tech and share photos of the Eclipse from across the country.

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What’s Jewish About a Solar Eclipse?

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-Olam, who has given us a world to explore, questions to ask, and a community with which to share them. We are thankful that God has created a world with such amazing natural wonders that raise new questions for us to discuss every day, and provide light in times of darkness.

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Session 3 TECHtalks: Living our 6

Throughout the past 3 summers, our 5 core values of  Patience, Curiosity, Discovery, Connection, and Respect, have been exhibited and discussed in all aspects of camp. They are seen through discoveries in workshops, connections made between science and tech and Judaism at our Boker Big Bang each morning, respect we give to our hall mates and friends, the curiosity that leads us to ask question and try new activities and the patience we need as we collaborate and struggle to create our innovations.

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Avenger’s Maccabiah (Session 3 2017)

Vulture took over camp during our Session 3 Maccabiah and we had to train our Sci-Tech campers to be agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to defeat Vulture. Our camp was divided into 4 teams to reclaim the 2 infinity stones and protect the 4 remaining infinity stones:
Mind Stone (Blue), Space Stone (Purple), Time Stone (Orange), Power Stone (Red)

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Trip Day Explorations

Sci-Tech took over the labs and studios of Boston as our workshops split up and explored sites related to the topics they have been learning about this session. Following each unique workshop visit, we rejoined our friends from other workshops at the Museum of Science, where we enjoyed an educational and fun afternoon of exploring!

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Special Shabbat Moments

As campers and staff flow onto the main lawn, dressed in their Shabbat white, a special feeling flows through the air. Shabbat, a highlight of our community’s week, is finally here!

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Session 3 Opening Day!

Welcome home for Session 3 Opening Day! Although the day began with clouds, the hugs of old and new friends, smiles of excited staff and campers, and ruach filled song session brought the sun out for another amazing Opening Day!

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Session 2 TECHtalks: Innovation, Discovery, Curiosity and Connection

This past Saturday night, we gathered together in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to celebrate another amazing session with our second edition of TECHtalks for Summer 2017. On of the highlights of each session, TECHtalks give our campers the opportunity to present and celebrate their innovations and inventions from their workshops, and check out what their friends have learned and created.

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Sci-Tech Israel: Exploring Qualities of Leaders

I could not be more inspired by the leadership that has blossomed in our group, during the past two and a half weeks together. Each member has grown as an individual and therefore, strengthened the community. I know that when we depart Israel in just a few days, 28 new Jewish leaders will be returning to the United States.

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Sci-Tech Israel Under The Microscope: Bouza Ice Cream

Recently Sci-Tech Israel visited the Buza ice cream factory. Besides for being an awesome stop for a tasty treat, Buza is unique in one other way: it is co-owned by an Israeli and Arab. This relates to one of our four core themes: connection (קשר in Hebrew).

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Sci-Tech Israel Under The Microscope: Orcam

OrCam is a sister company to MobileEye, with a mission to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions.

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Reflections on Egalitarian Prayer at the Kotel

On this visit, with Sci-Tech Israel, we visited the egalitarian section. This portion of the wall is also much smaller than the men’s section. This was extremely frustrating because as a community we wanted to pray together and to experience the same privileges that the men had. However, we were unable to do so.

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Session 2: Opening Day Flashback

Session 2 kicked-off this week with incredible energy and ruach (spirit), as we welcomed 204 campers – the most Sci-Tech has ever had in a single session! Our workshops are in full gear, chugim (electives) are exploring, discovering and creating all over camp, and this week FLEW by!

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Sci-Tech @ Home: Music

Music is a large component of the Sci-Tech DNA, as it is present throughout our fun and busy schedules at camp. From Boker Big Bang to the Chadar Ochel (dining hall) to t’filah (services) to shirah (song session) and everywhere in between, there is a soundtrack that connects us to the many highlights of the Sci-Tech experience.

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TECHtalks: A Celebration of Discovery, Innovation, Curiosity and Connection

As the sun began to set on our second Shabbat of Session 1, we gathered together in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to celebrate another amazing session with our first edition of TECH Talks for Summer 2017. On of the highlights of each session, TECH Talks give our campers the opportunity to present and celebrate their innovations and inventions from their workshops, and check out what their friends have learned and created.

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Uncovering Ancient Artifacts in Israel

From a personal perspective, this dig was very eye-opening. I was amazed to see how we could uncover ancient artifacts that were used thousands of years ago by our ancestors and realize that we are still using some of these objects even today.

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Balak D’var Torah: Sci-Tech Israel Values

The story of Mah Tovu starts with the Moabite king of Balak, telling a diviner to curse the Israelites but when he gets to mountain to curse them instead of cursing them the words of a blessing came out instead. Oh how wonderful your tents are Jacob how wonderful your dwellings are Israel. This story’s encompasses all of our Sci-Tech Israel values.

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Taking Camp With You

As the first session of the summer came to a close, we asked our tenth graders to reflect on how Sci-Tech has impacted them, and how they might be taking their experiences and blessings with them as they begin the next chapters of their Jewish journeys. We are so incredibly proud of each of them, and have been blessed by their contributions to our Sci-Tech story. Roll film…

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Exploring Reform Jewish Values through Entrepreneurship

With these inspiring words and lessons from people who started right where our Sci-Tech Israel teen are, we are beginning to see how we can fit into this puzzle, giving our teens inspiration to put their innovation and research dreams into reality as members of both the science and technology and the Jewish community.

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Sci-Tech Israel Under the Microscope: Galilee Medical Center

It is the frontline treatment center for Israel ‘s northern border with Lebanon, and serves a demographically mixed population of 600,000 that comprises the Galilee ͛s mosaic of Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze. The hospital’s motto is “Adam L’Adam-Adam,” which means that once they enter the hospital all patients are treated equally regardless of religion or ethnicity. 

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Ain’t No Party Like a Sci-Tech (Pool) Party!

The Sunday night pool party is always a highlight of the session – especially with the beautiful and HOT weather we’ve been having this summer! Campers and staff took advantage of the opportunity to cool off and have some fun at the pool this past Sunday evening.

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It’s a Pirate’s Life: Session 1 Maccabiah

As campers and staff wrapped-up a delicious Shabbat BBQ lunch, something seemed to have taken over the frequency on the audio system set-up on the main lawn. Unrecognizable music started playing, and it was soon clear that there were some unexpected guests walking toward us. Pirates!

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Shabbat Shalom!

Our first Shabbat of the summer as a full Sci-Tech community was beyond beautiful, as campers and staff took a break from a busy and exciting first week to refresh, connect with friends and celebrate the special place camp is. We began by forming a circle on our main lawn, and joined in song as we welcomed Shabbat together.

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The Sci-Tech Times

A quick glance into what we’re doing and talking about at camp – published daily with fresh content submitted by members of the Sci-Tech community. Designed and coordinated by the Sci-Tech Machonikim (counselors-in-training).

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Summer #4 – Session 1 Opening Day: Here We Go!

As I sit down to reflect on the wonderful opening day, I am overwhelmed with joy as camp became filled with the smiling faces of our campers and the excitement of our counselors greeting their campers for the first time. Barak, Paige and I look forward to this moment all year and we love when it finally arrives.

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New Parent Webinar 2016 – Recording

Getting ready for camp? We just hosted our New Parent Webinar to help orient first-time families, so they will know what to expect on opening day and have an idea what summer will look like. If you missed it or want to look back the presentation, we have posted the recording online for you to watch.

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Tours for Summer 2017

Interested in taking a look at Sci-Tech for future summers? Come tour our camp and check out the amazing activities and warm community. Tour dates during the summer are typically on Thursdays and Sundays, and are all from 10 AM to 12 PM.

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#6PointsPiDay Challenge Videos

We hope you all had as much fun celebrating Pi Day as we did! Check out our creative interpretations of the #6PointsPiDay Challenge: magic, treasure hunts, music, Disney, eating pie, and many more.

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T’rumah: Camp-Inspired Discussion Questions for Your Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom! We are thrilled that Sci-Tech families are celebrating Shabbat Across America this Friday night by inviting members of our community into their homes or synagogues for Shabbat dinner! No matter where or how you are enjoying Shabbat this week, we want to offer you the chance to learn some Torah and reflect on its relevance for camp.

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Pi Day Challenge

We are so excited to be gearing up for our fourth summer of URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy in a few short months. As part of our countdown to Opening Day, please join me in celebrating Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14th.

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6 Points Sci-Tech: Where Judaism and the Big Bang Meet

The sound begins softly, echoing among the benches of the outdoor sanctuary until it reaches a crescendo between the surrounding trees and buildings – before erupting with an explosion. The anticipated “Boker Big Bang,” URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy’s morning ritual, never fails to generate excitement, inquiry and motivation for the explorations that follow.

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Shanah Tovah 5777

We got together with our friends here at our Northeast Camps office in New Jersey to bring you a “tekiah gedolah” for […]

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TECH Talks: Session 3

TECH Talks: Session 3 by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator Sunset on the final full day of Summer 2016 meant it […]

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Spotlight on BioZone

Spotlight on BioZone Lots of new and exciting things are happening at Sci-Tech in Summer 2016! This summer, we offered campers two […]

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Two Summers Later…

Two Summers Later… By Sam Kazer As one of the pioneer staff at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, I covet any opportunity […]

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Shabbat Sha-lympics

Shabbat Sha-lympics by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator After a rainy Friday morning, the clouds parted and the sun appeared just […]

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Opening Day: GO!

Opening Day: Go! by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator On Tuesday, we greeted campers arriving for the third and final session of Summer […]

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TECH Talks: Session 2

TECH Talks: Session 2 by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordintator As the sun began to set on our second Shabbat of […]

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Sounds of Sci-Tech

Sounds of Sci-Tech by Leo Henkin, songleader Shalom Sci-Tech Community at large! We will be posting videos from our songleader, Leo, with […]

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Opening Day: The Sequel

Opening Day: The Sequel by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator On Tuesday, Sci-Tech opened for second session of Summer 2016, our […]

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TECH Talks: Session 1

TECH Talks: Session 1 by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator Saturday night ushered in the end of Session 1 and the […]

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Sci-Tech Times 2016!

Sci-Tech Times 2016! Each day the campers get a daily newsletter on their table at breakfast highlighting all of the happenings at […]

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JurasSci-Tech Park Shabbat

JurasSci-Tech Park Shabbat by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator On Friday night, we welcomed our first Shabbat of the 2016 summer. […]

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God is the Big Bang

God is the Big Bang By Rabbi Marcia Plumb, Faculty ‘God is the Perfect Mathematical Equation.’   ‘God is the Ultimate Catalyst […]

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Ready…Set…Summer 2016!!!

Ready…Set…Summer 2016!!! by Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Media Coordinator Yesterday was the day we have been waiting for all year long– opening […]

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Holy Time and Holy Space

Holy Time and Holy Space By Amelia Lavranchuk, Program and Social Media Coordinator What makes time holy? The Torah commands us to sanctify […]

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