Jewish Interactive is building a database of students’ products “4 Kidz by Kidz” which aims to provide resources to teachers and children on Jewish topics in the words of students. In order to grow the database, Jewish Interactive runs regular competitions inviting students to send in their digital work. Students are asked to choose a Jewish topic that they either learnt in class or are passionate about, choose any digital content creation tool such as xtranormal, ScribblePress, or ZooBurst, and then to submit their digital creations to the competition.
Jewish Interactive recently announced the winners in their second international digital work competition. Entries were judged according to digital skills, creativity, content and originality. Out of 165 entries from 4 continents and 15 different schools, the overall prize of the iPad went to Aaron Silverstein, Ezra Fax and Daniel Katzovitz from Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, California for the video they created in Minecraft about the Beit Hamikdash. Junior group winners were Adam Harth, Itamar Aviani, Gina Levi and Adi Gordon from King David Linksfield, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jonah Willens from Martin J Gottlieb Day School, Florida, USA, Sam Lobetta, Joshua Jacob, Ollie Waldman and Louis Rogove from Wolfson Hillel Primary, London, UK and Romy Freinkel from Bellevue Hill School in Sydney Australia. Senior group winners were Liat Shear, Kayla Diamond and Ben Marks from Yeshiva College in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rebecca Bubis from Martin J Gottlieb Day School in Florida, USA, and from Herzlia Constantia in Cape Town, Jamie Joffe and Leah Gluckman. Specially mentioned students, whose entries won certificates, included students from South Hampstead High (London), Greenfield Hebrew Academy (Atlanta), Hasmonean Girls’ High (London), King David Linksfield (Johannesburg), King David Victory Park (Johannesburg), Yeshiva College (Johannesburg), Martin J Gottlieb Day School (Jacksonville, Florida) and Herzlia Constantia (Cape Town).
For a complete list of winners and special mentions, please visit http://jewishinteractive.net/announcement-competition-winners-february-2013 . Commented one parent upon hearing the news, “It is a wonderful lesson for my son to see that he can make an effort and reach high.”
Jewish Interactive is an innovative non-profit organisation, founded in South Africa that strives to create interactive Jewish programs, utilising modern technology, to make Torah more relevant, accessible and alive to Jewish educators, children and parents globally.
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Click here to download the PDF of the press release: Press release – Jewish Interactive competition#2 winners