Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida is a Modern Orthodox coeducational yeshiva high school. This year they hosted 600 guests and 100 students from Jewish high schools across South Florida and North Carolina as part of the annual Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) Young Engineers Conference. The conference enabled students to demonstrate their working robotic, electronic, biomedical products and prototypes. The event focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Three schools participated in the inaugural VEX Robotics South Florida Jewish League Competition. Students worked in small groups and engaged in hands-on experiments as part of the CIJE curriculum.


“We are thrilled to host, for the first time, so many talented and creative engineering students on our campus,” said Dr. Yosef Wolf, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering and Robotics teacher at Katz Yeshiva. “We are changing our schedule so that all of our students can participate in this academic program, where we hope to ignite further interest in additional STEM initiatives being offered at our school next year.”


Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida, formerly Weinbaum Yeshiva High School offers a demanding dual curriculum of General and Judaic Studies. The school was founded in 1998 and its mission is to engage, challenge, and inspire students to reach their intellectual, personal, and spiritual potential in an environment that stimulates critical thinking, academic and religious growth. Today’s student body includes approximately 320 students from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. KYHS is the largest Orthodox High School outside the New York area.


The CIJE is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2001 to enhance and enrich the quality of Jewish education throughout the United States. The organization believes Jewish day school graduates should be prepared to succeed in an ever-changing global society and to reach their potentials in their future careers and in life. It exposes students to a diverse range of science and technical knowledge while helping develop multidisciplinary and abstract thinking as well as leadership and teamwork skills. Learning is connected to the real world through an emphasis on the application of STEM subjects to everyday life, employment and the community.


The CIJE strengthens and enriches education in more than 170 Jewish schools in the United States across the denominational spectrum educating a generation for innovation and instilling critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills.

For more information about CIJE, or to make a contribution, visit the organization’s website at www.thecije.org.

To learn more about Katz Yeshiva High School, visit www.YeshivaHS.org.