Walder Science


The Walder Science Woodshop invites boys ages 9-14 to learn basic wood working and carpentry technique.  Boys practice and learn how to properly use basic tools in wood working projects.  Beginners and advanced students (our regulars) work at their own pace under the instruction of our expert carpenter, Mitch Erlich.  Participants complete a project (such as a table top shtender) that they can take home approximately once a month.  We only use hand tools, instead of power tools, in the interest of safety. This is a great way not only to learn wood working and have fun, but also for the development of fine motor, visual, kinesthetic, and spacial learning skills.
CLASSES: Winter session begins December 13. There will be no classes during Midwinter break Jan. 17 – 20.
Class Day Time
Beginner Monday 5:30-6:15pm
Intermediate* Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm
Intermediate* Thursday 5:30-6:15pm 
 Advanced**  Wednesday  5:30-6:15pm

*Students must have participated in the Woodshop class previously in order to register for the Intermediate class.
** Instructor’s recommendation is required for the Advanced Woodshop class.




COST: $108 for 10 sessions or $12 for individual classes.
If you are unable to make it to a class you signed up for and need to cancel, it must be done at least 2 business days in advance in order to be given a refund for that class.  We need enough time to contact the boys on the waiting list in the event of cancellations to allow them to participate, and we have to purchase materials and arrange for staff in advance for each student.


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

Click to view Woodshop brochure.

We look forward to welcoming students and staff for in-person programs. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience, we ask that program participants please wear a mask  when indoors, and do their best to maintain six feet of social distance from other participants and staff.


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