Twitter coding workshop to bring girls of all faiths together
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Twitter coding workshop to bring girls of all faiths together

Social media giant to run lessons for 11-13 year olds of all religions who are interested in pursuing a career in technology

Jewish girls will get the chance to attend coding lessons by social media giant Twitter in a workshop designed for 11-13 year olds of all faiths.

The interfaith coding lesson, organised by Faiths Forum for London, will see 30 places up for grabs, for girls who may be interested in pursuing a career in technology, or who are just interested.

The organisation said the “inspirational” workshops were now in their fourth year and introduced girls of different faiths not only to the world of technology but also to each other.

“The partnership between business and faith sectors is a refreshing model of true collaboration,” said Rabbi Natan Levy of Faiths Forum for London. “While the students learn about the tech, they are learn about each other’s shared values.”

He added: “It is wonderful to see the students asking important questions about each other’s communities and gaining an understanding of different faiths. Those who take part find there are more similarities between them than differences.”

The schools taking part in this year’s workshops include Yavneh College and Hasmonean Girls, plus two Muslim schools, Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra School and Ayesha Community School, and a Catholic school, Ursuline High School.

Listen to the Jewish Views Podcast:

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments