Students and teachers of FJC’s Darkeinu educational curriculum celebrated the completion of yet another successful school year earlier this month, making it the program’s ninth year of continuous expansion and development.
Darkeinu includes extensive formal and informal educational curriculums in Jewish studies disciplines; continuous teachers’ education and student contests. It is implemented in over 200 educational institutions in eight FSU countries.
This year Darkeinu continued developing its webinar series for teachers and students, conducted six Mega online educational contests with hundreds of participants and ran its annual Olympics quiz with finals in Jerusalem.
“In Jewish worldview, every ending is also a new beginning. We wish many more professional successes to our great teachers and wonderful students,” said Mrs. Dina Volkov, Darkeinu mentor.
“Many new initiatives were implemented this year – we had kindergarten children participate in our Olympics contest for the first time; the amount of Mega contests participants grew exponentially, while our webinar series were extended to parents and hosted many high-profile lecturers,” she said.
“Darkeinu’s informal projects stimulate us, students, in learning Jewish studies subjects, make the traditions come alive and help us see that we are a part of a very beautiful family,” said one of this year’s Darkeinu Olympics finalists from Barnaul during the contest in Jerusalem.