March 13 – 6:30pm EST
Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Ally Havdallah
As Jewish disabilities awareness month was celebrated in February, we will come together to reflect on the importance of this work during all months. Through a lense of universal design, we will discuss ways that the world can be accessible to all.
April 10 – 6:30pm EST
Interfaith and Ally Havdallah
Whether you identify as interfaith, from an interfaith family, in an interfaith relationship, or want to learn more about interfaith families we invite you to join us in an evening of lifting up all interfaith identities.
May 22 – 6:30pm EST
Social Justice Havdallah
In this third installment of the Havdallah series, we will provide actionable steps families can take on their own to continue the conversations at home. Regardless of age, social justice has a place in the home. With the Havdallah blessings as our guide, we will demonstrate step-by-step how to celebrate and engage in meaningful dialect.
June 19 – Time TBD
B’chol Lashon Juneteenth Havdallah
As our staff move to Westtown, we encourage the CAA community to join B’chol Lashon for Havdallah in honor of Juneteenth.
Interested in meeting the full-time staff of Sci-Tech Academy?
Want to hear more about the Sci-Tech experience?
Want to explore what’s unique about combining Jewish values with STEM?
Come and join our Virtual Info Session for New and Prospective Families!
“Can I get a WOW?”! is what we hope you’ll be saying after you join us on Thursday, March 18th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET! Spend an hour on Zoom with some members of the Sci-Tech East Year-Round Team and some previous camp families to learn more about the URJ’s STEM specialty program, dedicated to skill-building in science and technology through a Jewish lens.
New to our community? We’ll walk you through the basics of our structure and program.
Have prospective campers from your community? Learn more so you can share with them!
Can’t make this date or date? We’d be happy to chat with you one-on-one! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-246-8677.
Monday, March 29 at 7:00pm EST – Being the Grown Ups Creative Kids Need: Thoughts About Support As Young People Explore Their Passions.
A parent, artist and educator, Jo-Ellen will share thoughts about supporting young people as they explore their passions. Let’s chat about boundaries, power struggles, empathetic communication and some important things your creative kid needs to hear from you (and some things they don’t). Bring a post-it note, your favorite color crayon (ok, a pen or pencil will work but how often do grown-ups get to use crayons?), an open heart and mind.
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Monday, March 22 at 7:00pm EST– Surviving & Thriving in this Challenging Time
Join Cori Miller and Lori Zlotoff, clinical social workers and members of the year round Harlam team, to learn strategies and have your questions answered about how to best support yourselves and your children through the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include tips and tricks used at camp that have relevance outside of camps gates and will guide you through difficult, yet powerful conversations with your children as you support them through challenging times and help them build resilience.
Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00pm EST – Sports Parenting 101
Children who play sports are faced with so much stress and anxiety – and not just from opponents, coaches, and the sport itself. Often times it is the adults – the parents of the athlete – who add to the obstacles and pressures. In this class, Danny will share wisdom from parenting experts, professional coaches, and educators about the best way to support and encourage your child during their athletic journey. Learn the “6 Most Important Words to Say” to your child before competition, and the exact terminology to use during and after the game /match.
Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00pm EST – Guide to Video Games & Violence
Ever wonder what the psychological and behavioral effects of violence in video games are? Ever feel frustrated, disturbed, or disappointed by what you see on your child’s screen? Feel a little in over your head whenever you try to chat about controllers and consoles? Let’s talk about it! Join Jayme Dale Mallindine, Games Studies Scholar and Director of URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy East as we explore together what violence in video games and Judaism have to say to one another. At the end of this session, you’ll leave with data and statistics, a greater understanding of gaming culture and terminology, and some conversational tools to help you empower your child to make values-based decisions about the type of gamer they want to be. Just like a video game, this session is heavily interactive, so be prepared to press buttons, make choices, and chat!