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Each year ORT students from across the CIS and Baltic States produce 40-50 original, short animations focused around Jewish themes. This inter-disciplinary project for students from grades 1 to 9 integrates Jewish education with technology as they learn to create animations and mixed media productions.
Themes can include traditional Jewish stories, parables and proverbs. Students may choose to use stop-motion, Flash or other software animation techniques to create finished products which are submitted to the judging panel.
The winning videos are published online and shared with schools across the region to celebrate the talents of ORT's younger students, educate their peers about their common Jewish heritage and to motivate new students to participate in the future.
The contest aims to increase the engagement of younger students in this region with the Jewish curriculum; to develop 21st century skills through project-based learning; to identify talented students and develop their creativity and skills through animation.