Temple Sholom students help build Old City of Jerusalem with Legos

On Sunday, April 26, architect Stephen Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops led close to 200 students, ages 5-13 in constructing a replica of the Old City of Jerusalem during Temple Sholom Religious School. Students were given more than 70,000 legos to work with.

After construction, Schwartz led the students and parents on a guided tour of the city.

The program was in conjunction with the holiday Yom Ha’atzmaut which is Israel s Independence Day.

Architect Stephen Schwartz guides a group of 5th grade boys in construction David’s Tower, the Citadel located near the Jaffa Gate at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem

Architect Stephen Schwartz guides a group of 5th grade boys in construction David’s Tower, the Citadel located near the Jaffa Gate at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem

Two kindergarten students work on construction a wall. The Old City of Jerusalem is a completely walled city. Today, the walls contain 34 watchtowers and 8 gates and is mostly an attraction for tourists. The walls were originally built between 1535 and 1538 and were a means of protection for the city.

Two kindergarten students work on construction a wall. The Old City of Jerusalem is a completely walled city. Today, the walls contain 34 watchtowers and 8 gates and is mostly an attraction for tourists. The walls were originally built between 1535 and 1538 and were a means of protection for the city.

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