Walder Science


The Walder Science Woodshop invites boys Grades 5 – 8 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 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 wood working and have fun, but also for the development of fine motor, visual, kinesthetic, and spacial learning skills.

Dates: Fall session runs September 15 – December 20. No classes September 26 – October 20 for the holidays. 


Beginner (FULL)


5:30 – 6:15 pm

Intermediate (FULL)


5:30 – 6:15 pm



5:30 – 6:15 pm

Advanced** (FULL)


5:30 – 6:15 pm

*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, includes all materials.

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


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