How Yeshivas Grow Future Engineers & Other Orthodox Jews in The News

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Jerusalem Students Design New Medical Technology For Infants at Hackathon
A group of students at the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) won a prize for designing a wireless oxygen saturation monitor for infants as part of the second annual women’s hackathon at the college’s Machon Tal campus last week. The device was designed as a part of the college’s annual “Hack@Tal,” a 44-hour hackathon in which more than 100 women participated, ranging from Modern Orthodox to ultra-Orthodox.

NJ Orthodox: Want to Help Combat Hate? Here’s How to Get Involved
Want to connect with an Orthodox Jewish person to learn about their faith, or why they moved in next door? Want to get involved to help combat hate crimes? These six groups are working to achieve those goals. One group’s approach is modeled after Jew in the City, a New York-based initiative founded by Allison Josephs that aims to increase understanding through education.

How Jewish Day Schools Are Now Minting Future Engineers
More than 1,450 students participated in a recent annual fair for students from Jewish high schools to demonstrate their prowess in engineering and design. From 44 schools in states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Texas. The Modern Orthodox Frisch School in Paramus has its own engineering department and was among the largest represented at the fair.

As Organised Religion Declines, This is Why These Women Keep the Faith
“I was in my mid-20s when I reclaimed my Judaism, after doing a fashion and textile degree and really contemplating my identity. I educated myself. I put a lot of effort and when I had children, I didn’t want them to start from square one to figure out who they were. My kids have been nurtured in a very traditional, orthodox Jewish home. They learn directly from the original texts.”


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