The Friedland Makerspace

A collaborative workspace with creative tools

learn and explore

Welcome to the JCCMW Friedland Makerspace!

Thanks to the generosity of Sheila and Bob Friedland, we launched the Friedland Makerspace in 2022. Explore technologies and creativity while cultivating computational reasoning and critical thinking.

create + learn

Makerspace Classes

JCC makerspace little builders kids

ages four to eight

Little Builders


Challenge students to build and experiment with models of bridges, planes, boats, and more. In this hands-on building class, students learn about new building materials such as cardboard, legos, wood, and up-cycled materials. With iterative design and experimentation, we'll put our creations to the test before returning to the drawing board to make our designs even better. Includes several take home projects!

ages four to nine

Intro to Robotics


Students solve challenges with Sphero Indi and Cubelet robots to learn about coding, engineering, and robotics. Each of these robotic kits are unique in their own way, allowing us to explore different forms of coding and various forms of interaction with each robot and their environment! Through various sensors, components, and some basic coding, we'll solve challenges and create our own robotic designs. No prior coding experience necessary; this is a great class to start a student's coding journey!


questions + answers


A makerspace is a collaborative workspace filled with creative tools, such as computers, robots, electronics, 3D printers, woodworking tools, and math and science activities.

Kids of all ages and experience levels can experience the Makerspace through STEAM education.

All children’s afterschool classes for fall 2023 will be run by MakeInspires. See schedule above.

We will also be offering family and holiday programs led by specialists in areas like 3D design, woodworking, science, and arts.

Our classes will be limited in size, so that each student can benefit fully from the experience.

We have activities planned around the Jewish holidays. There will be drop-in activities and family activities; grandparents are welcome to come with their grandchildren.

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