Ptil Tekhelet’s Partnership Program effectively matches vibrant Jewish community involvement with innovative schools to provide a unique educational experience. The program presents the mitzvah of tzitzit with tekhelet in an independent, hands-on fashion. While emphasizing the halachic aspects, the topic is brought to life by showing the interaction between chemistry, biology, history and archaeology.
This supervised learning experience, requires a minimum of one 45 minute class period. The material is suitable for grades four and higher, and includes:
Hands-on dyeing of tekhelet with self-guided kits (up to 10 students per kit)
Wool processing workshop, including relevance to melachot shabbat
The cost of the program is $500 for a half-day program and $750 for a full day. Schools outside of NY and NJ will be charged an additional transportation fee.
The following communities have already benefited from our Partnership Program, thanks to their sponsors:
Morris Smith at Yeshiva Darchei Torah, DSR-HALB, and HAFTAR in Long Island, New York.
Dr. Jonathan Javitt at the M.J. Berman Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington in Washington D.C.
Dr. Jack Stroh at RPRY in Highland Park, New Jersey.
Charlie Wimpfheimer at the Moriah school in Englewood, New Jersey.
Tami Wolinetz Schaum at the Ashar school in Monsey, New York.
Schools and communities interested in joining the Partnership Program may contact Joel Guberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.