• 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Science and Technology Partnerships


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    On my most recent visit to Israel – in preparation for this summer’s URJ Sci-Tech Israel program – I noticed the presence of U.S. companies. Throughout Israel’s “Silicon Wadi,” the counterpart to our Silicon Valley, are research and development facilities for Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and others, intermixed with a vast array of Israeli start-ups, including Mobile-Eye, Orcam, StoreDot, and others. The foundations for many of these research collaborations were establish during Israel’s third decade.


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  • Yom Hashoah: Remembering Nicholas Winton


    In honor of Yom Hashoah, we wanted to share this powerful video created by Sci-Tech Camper Jonathan Tamen. Jonathan's video tells the story of Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who saved 699 children from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. We are so inspired by and proud of Jonathan's beautiful and moving work.


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  • Q&A with West’s Video Game Design Instructor


    I've always wanted to know how things work. When I was a kid, I was taking apart broken vacuum cleaners, digging holes in the back yard, and building model rockets. Once out in the professional world, I was startled to find that not everyone enjoyed science as much as I did, and so I decided to weave together my two major passions - science and games - and use that help others to find their own joy and meaning in science.


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  • Passover Seder Materials


    Campify your seder table!


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  • Summer Camp and Medical School: Overlapping Skills

    It’s another morning, and I’m up before the sun rises. I gently wake up each of the folks I’m taking care of, checking in on them. How are they feeling? How did they sleep? I meet with my co-workers to go over our plan for the day – whom we might need to spend some extra time with, who had a rough day yesterday and needs support, who requires a special meal and who might need some time alone.


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  • 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Computers and Software Technologies

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    Today, Israel is known worldwide as a leader in science and the hi-tech industry. During its second decade (1958-1968), the still-young nation laid the groundwork that eventually would enable its advanced institutions and hi-tech companies to flourish, creating a global center for innovation.


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  • First Year Mitzvah Project: E-Cycling!


    As Reform Jews, our goal is to work, create, and build toward a more just, joyful and compassionate world. As Sci-Tech campers, we want to use our passion for science and computers as a tool to accomplish this. 


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  • What Science Means to Me

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    Sci-Tech Camper, Samantha writes a poem about what science is to her. "Science is​ ​camp. Science​ ​is​ ​the​ ​sound​ ​of​ ​summer"


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  • Why everyday should be “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

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    By encouraging girls of all ages to become engineers and designers we as a camp community help them discover the power they have to make a difference. Combine this with female counselors and instructors who already show a dedication to STEM and you have a recipe for inspiration.


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  • Pi Day 2018: Celebrating Every Slice of Camp


    Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day /date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In celebration of the month leading up to Pi Day, take a look at the many slices that make up the Sci-Tech Pi(e).


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