Walder Science

Jerusalem Science Contest

2020-21 Culminating Program and Presentations


JSC with certificates

Visit www.walderlab.org/contest to sign up or learn about the 2021-22 contest in Molecular Biology starting in Fall 2021!

On April 21, 2021, we were thrilled to virtually celebrate all of the participants of the 2020-21 Jerusalem Science Contest! Our six winners shared their keynote science presentations around this year’s theme of astronomy. While the awards presentation is typically an in-person event in Chicago, it was held online once again this year because of COVID-19. The response was tremendous; we thank the over 100 participants who joined us in the awards ceremony.

Emceed by Walder Science Director Rabbi Heschel Weiner, the evening featured remarks from Walder Science Co-Founder Mrs. Elizabeth Walder, along with remarks from Professor Chaim Sukenik, President of the Lev Academic Center, and reflections from Jerusalem Science Contest alumni.

The winners and keynote presentations included:

The Relationship between Supermassive Black Hole Mass and the Properties of the Host Galaxies 

Amira Kacser, 11th Grade, Melbourne, Australia 
Leibler Yavneh College 
Neutron Starquakes 
Adin Moskowitz, 11th Grade, West Hempstead, NY 
Hawking Radiation and its Exploration  
Rechel Langer, 12th Grade,  Silver Spring, MD 
Yeshiva of Greater Washington 
The Origin of Water on Earth 
Avi Skoczylas, 11th Grade, Southfield, MI 
Farber HDS 
Shaking Hands in Foreign Lands: Can Microorganisms Survive in Space 
Golda Schuster, 11th Grade, Brooklyn, NY 
Manhattan High School for Girls 
Stargazing: Adaptive Optics and Astrology 
Rena Max, 12th Grade, Plainview, NY 

 Click the links below to see the 2021 Jerusalem Science Culminating Program and hear reflections from past alumni.

JSC 2021 Virtual Program


Past Alumni Reflections

Each year the Jerusalem Science Contest invites high school upper classmen to master a scientific topic and its related Jewish sources. Reserve your place for and learn about the 2021-22 Jerusalem Science Contest on Molecular Biology at www.walderlab.org/contest .

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