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 are launching the Friedland Makerspace this fall! Explore technologies and creativity while cultivating computational reasoning and critical thinking.

Preview the Friedland Makerspace at Fall Fest on October 9!

Join us for STEAM experiences at Fall Fest! No registration is required, and parents and grandparents are welcome!

Add your own tile to our group geometric mosaic inspired by the Magen David (Jewish star), and explore the creative possibilities of a “kosher” sukkah using LEGO.

10:00 AM–12:00 PM: Ages three to five (with their families)
12:00 PM–3:00 PM: Ages six and older (with their families)

Try out 3D design and printing with TinkerCAD, sponsored and led by MakeInspires.

11:00–3:00 PM: Ages seven and older

kindergarten through second grade

Scratch Jr


Learn how to code! Scratch Jr is an introductory programming language that enables K–2 students to create interactive stories and games using drag and drop programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students see their characters come to life! Reading optional. Coding is equivalent to learning a new language and is just like riding a bike—it is best to start early. Younger students improve computer skills and develop fluidity in their thinking and storytelling using code.

Cost: $240

Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays 3:30–4:30 PM October 25–December 13, 2022
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grades three and four

3D Printing


Introduction to 3D Printing provides the skills a student needs to get into the wonderful world of design, 3D modeling, and CAD. We use accessible software specifically designed for education (TinkerCAD and Morphi) to explore mathematical concepts, computer skills, and physical manufacturing. Students learn about how the process works and the various materials available for 3D printing. A simple change in design, materials, or printer settings could help save money and reduce your ecological footprint.

Cost: $240

Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 PM October 25–December 13, 2022

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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 2022 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.

Yes! Please email Susan Groner at [email protected]