After School Program For Children Promotes Creative Ideas And Self Development Thru Torah

Offered This fall, children will unleash their imaginations through exciting hands-on construction workshops and engineering labs offered through the Chabad Jewish Center in Flanders.
A project of the Chabad Jewish Center, the GROW After School Club promotes child self-development through Jewish values. Meeting once a week, children in grades kindergarten through third, learn key life skills to help them excel socially, develop their best qualities and boost positive character. At GROW, children discover and embrace the enormous potential within themselves.
Each six-week course is packed with specialty activities and real life experiences that kids love, all through the lens of Torah.
The upcoming course, Dream Building: The Magic of Israel, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for children to develop creative building skills, deepen their relationship with the Land of Israel, and foster a desire to create global change. Integrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), the class will enable students to actualize their creative ideas and bring joy to the lives of others. Children believe they can do anything. Dream Building was created to
demonstrate to kids that making dreams a reality can be fun and easy, and that through small, simple actions, one can impact the world.
“Kids today want to have a positive impact,” explains Rabbi Yaacov Shusterman. “By empowering them to give globally, to touch lives of other kids in Israel, they begin to believe in themselves.
To believe that they can leave their mark of kindness on the world. And that is revolutionary.”
Drawing upon lessons by students at Technion, kids open up their eyes to a different landscape, which has enabled and motivated technological advancement. The journey reaches its final culmination as children, using their newly acquired skills, design toys for Sderot’s children in need. Participants in the program will also have the opportunity to be matched with a pen pal.
This is not just another after-school program. Dream Building: The Magic of Israel, offers a full panorama of creative expression and tangible impact, explored through the deeper lens of Jewish values, history and identity.
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