• Korach: The Sci-Tech Ecosystem


    In the parsha, it is apparent that Korach and his followers had a need that was not being met and that is why they separated themselves from the community. Not everyone needs a role that makes them stand out apart from the community, but everyone needs to know that wherever they fit into our ecosystem is important and invaluable.


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  • Lower Camp (4-7 grade) Counselors Intros!


    Our counselors are so excited to meet the campers! Read here to meet the counselors for the kids entering 4th-7th grade!


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  • Upper Camp (8-10th grade) Counselor Intros!


    Our counselors can't wait to meet the amazing campers! Read here to meet our counselors for the kids entering 8th-10th grade!


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  • Sci-Tech West Leadership Intros!


    We can't wait for Opening Day! Read here for some quick introductions to our Leadership Team!


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  • Korach: Coming from a Place of Compassion and Love


    Over the course of working with this supervisor I learned how to be a more compassionate mentor and person, and even though it was difficult it taught me a lot about myself and what I am able to overcome. I learned that no matter what any individual is going through, the greatest gift we have is being able to be there for each other.


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  • 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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