Technology helps UK Jewish schools

Jewish Interactive provides fun computer programs, apps for kids, teachers to use during Jewish studies

VIDEO – Jewish studies continues to play a vital role in education, and technology is an important tool helping children engage in the classroom.


Jewish Interactive provides fun computer programs and apps for children and teachers to use during Jewish study lessons. The subject helps to facilitates pupils’ individual development.


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"The children, generally from a very young age, start to read and write in Hebrew. We have a great emphasis on the reading of Hebrew because that’s what our prayers are in," says teacher Karen Sacofsky.


"As they progress through the school, they also learn the modern Hebrew language which is spoken in Israel, and generally we cover everything that they would need to know as a basic grounding for Jewish life.'


UK Director of Jewish Interactive Chana Kanzen says there was a real gap in the difference between what was happening in the secular classes and the Jewish studies classes.


"So we are specifically training Jewish studies teachers and providing apps and programs for them to use in the classroom, so that they can really parallel what’s happening in the rest of the curriculum and continue to encourage the children to really love their learning."


JN1 attended a lesson at Michael Sobell Sinai School to see how the interactive technology is used.


"We learn a lot about Shabbat from the website," says student Charlotte Diosi, "and we also learnt about why we have two candles on Shabbat."


Another student, Sophie Coleman, says "it gives you a lot of factual things other than teachers just giving you the facts from memory."


To meet the demands of its audience, Jewish Interactive has created two new characters with the help of Disney animator Saul Blinkoff, which will be featured in all the interactive apps making learning more fun for children.


To learn more about Jewish Interactive and its work around the globe, visit



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