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Issue 12   | January 16, 2019

Derech Emunah Newsletter
Enhancing Your Image: Students Learn Valuable Online Digital Skills

By Yulia Chubotin, Art and Computer Science Teacher


In our Computer class, we are currently learning how to adjust images digitally. The skills include adjusting an image’s color balance, brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, and saturation.


Earlier this year we focused on making digital photo collages.


Our next project is to create flyers for Derech Emunah’s upcoming play, “THE REAL DEAL.”


Students use an excellent, free online program called “Photopea,” which is compatible with their Chromebook laptops. 


Photopea is an advanced image editor very similar to Adobe Photoshop or GNU GIMP in its complexity and features. It was built around three ideas:


  1. Make advanced editing accessible to everyone (low cost and minimal device requirements)
  2. Remove borders between image enhancing programs (it supports all existing file formats) and
  3. Make designers less dependent on purchasing and installing separate software programs since Photopea can be accessed in a browser


All of these benefits make the program a tremendous educational tool for our students.

To learn more about Photopea visit




Below: "Hippo in the Cloud" by Avital Desmond


Upcoming Dates and Events


Right: "The Real Deal Poster" created by Beloria Levy



January 21st
David Moss, an artist from Jerusalem will be speaking in the school for Tu Bishvat about his Illuminated Haggada


January 25th - 28th
End of Semester Break


February 18th
Presidents Day - No school


March 1st - 2nd
Mini Shabbaton with Mrs. Chaya Tendler


March 3rd
Derech Emunah's Major Fundraising Event of the Year


The Annual Winter Garden Party -
"A Fine Dining Experience"


Click for more information or to RSVP

March 27th
A Musical Production


by Derech Emunah Students

Friday Night Table Set for Shabbaton
Student Portfolio

Artwork Created Using Photopea


By Michali Alhadeff

"Ocean with Emotion"

By Ellie Babani


By Alex Birk

"Moon Curves"

By Rachel Eisenstein

"Life is the Travel"

By Bracha Poyurs

"Owl Photo Filter"

By Yocheved Savel


By Atara Scott-Thoennes


By Shifra Wren