CJN- Federation's Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Contest opens

Middle and high school students are invited to enter the 2017 Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Contest commemorating Holocaust and heroism. Essays and works of art should portray this year’s theme, “Stand Up, Speak Out: Stopping Persecution Then and Now.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to consider the lessons of the Holocaust from a unique perspective and to creatively interpret that point of view through writing and art,” said Richard Rakos, creative arts committee co-chair.

Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, originality and technique. Cash prizes totaling $2,500 will be awarded. Winners and their schools will be recognized at the Yom Hashoah Commemoration on April 23 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood. Deadline for entries is February 14.

The Yom Hashoah Creative Arts Contest and the annual Yom Hashoah event are sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Kol Israel Foundation.

For more information and entry forms, visit jewishcleveland.org or contact Debbie Klein at dklein@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2834.

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