About Keren Or
Keren Or (Ray of Light), is a creative arts contest for teens in grades 7-12.
This organization was founded in 2004 by Gerald (z''l) and Eileen Siegel (z''l) to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs. Karen wrote wonderful poetry and stories as a teenager, and her family has chosen to honor her memory by encouraging and supporting the creative efforts of other Jewish teenagers.
Minnesota Jewish students in grades 7 - 12 were invited to submit poems, prose (short stories and creative essays - approximately 1200 words), and black and white or color photographs.
Prizes are awarded in each category (poetry, prose, and photography). All submissions are judged by a panel of distinguished judges who are teachers and artists in their own right. Winning entries will be published in The American Jewish World, on this website, and on display for a period of time at the Sabes JCC.