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 are invited to submit poems, prose (short stories and creative essays - approximately 1200 words), and black and white or color photographs.
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.
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.