Walder Science


The Walder Science Woodshop invites children in grades 5-8 to learn basic woodworking and carpentry techniques.  Students practice and learn how to properly use basic tools in woodworking projects.  Beginners and advanced students (our regulars) work at their own pace under the instruction of our expert carpenter, Mitch Ehrlich.  Participants complete a project (such as a tzeddakah box or tabletop shtender) that they can take home at the end of the session.  We only use hand tools, instead of power tools, in the interest of safety. This is a great way not only to learn woodworking and have fun, but also to develop fine motor, visual, kinesthetic, and spacial learning skills.

DATES: The fall session runs for 10 sessions, September 6 – November 30.

No class Sept. 26 – October 9 for Sukkos and November 23 for Thanksgiving.


Boys: Beginner/Intermediate Mon, Tue**, or Thu  5:30-6:15pm
Boys: Advanced* Wed 5:30-6:15pm **
Girls: All levels Sun 10:00-10:45am

* Instructor’s recommendation is required for the Advanced Woodshop class.

**Tue and Wed classes have reached capacity for this session.



COST: The program costs $120 for a 10-week session.


LOCATION: The Woodshop is located at 2819 W. Touhy Ave, next to Kesher Stam.

Click to view Woodshop brochure


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