The Physics Olympics of Religious Zionism

The annual Physics Olympics for high-school yeshiva and ulpana

The annual Physics Olympics for high-school yeshiva and ulpana students took place in early January at the Lev and Tal Campuses of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) – Lev Academic Center.

Hundreds of 11th and 12th graders (male and female) from religious schools in Israel were tested on physics at university level. The test was prepared by Dr. Alex Nathanson from JCT and was guided today by Dr. Ivgeni Frishman, a lecturer in the faculty for electric and electronic engineering at JCT. Prof. Kenneth Hochberg, rector of JCT and Dr. Avi Caspi also attended the event.


As part of the Physics Olympics activities, contestants participated in a series of lectures.Later, an interactive-technological physics game took place in which all participants won prizes, after which the solutions for the test were given. The winners received scholarships to study at JCT.

 Campus Lev winners: 

1st place: Eitan Tirosh from Tamar Ariel high-school in Netanya.

2nd place: Eliya Finkelman and from the Torah U’Mada Yeshiva, located adjacent to JCT.

3rd place: Noam Barkone from the Torah U’Mada Yeshiva.

Campus Tal winners:  

1st place: Maayan Rahav from “Netiv HaUlpana” in Rishon Lezion.

2nd place: Shuval Emuna from Amit Ulpana in Be’er Sheva.

3rd place: Erika Ronsonik from Mekif Amit in Be’er Sheva.