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David Siegel and the 2017 Keren Or Contest winners.

Keren Or
Annual Contest Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sabes JCC
2017 Keren Or Awards Ceremony

 

Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and David Siegel hosted the 13th annual Keren Or contest awards ceremony at the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis.

Sixty participants from thirteen schools and thirteen synagogues (as well as teens from unaffiliated homes) submitted a record number of 182 poems, photographs, and pieces of creative prose. Contest winners received cash prizes, and their winning pieces were featured in a special newspaper supplement sponsored by the American Jewish World and Lerner Publishing. The winning photographs were also exhibited at the Sabes JCC during April and May.

Contest judges were Noah Mass, Heidi Schneider, and Robert Wolk for written work, and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Linda Passon-McNally, and Robyn Awend for photography.


2016 Keren Or Awards Ceremony

 

Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and Keren Or co-founder Eileen Siegel (z’’l) hosted the Keren Or Twelfth Annual Contest Awards Ceremony at the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis, MN.

A record number of 68 participants from 20 schools and 11 synagogues submitted 176 pieces of writing or photos. The teens’ educational backgrounds have never been more diverse, including home-schooling, public and private schools.  Contest winners received cash prizes, and their winning pieces were featured in a special full-color supplement sponsored by the American Jewish World and by Harry and Sandy Lerner.

Contest judges were Judy Brier, Heidi Schneider, and Robert Wolk for written work, and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Maury Landsman, and Debra Fisher Goldstein for photography.


2015 Keren Or Awards Ceremony
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Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and Keren Or co-founder Eileen Siegel (z’’l) hosted the Keren Or Eleventh Annual Contest Awards Ceremony at the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis, MN.

42 participants from 15 schools and 12 synagogues submitted 122 pieces of writing or photos. The teens’ educational backgrounds included both public and private schools from throughout the entire Twin Cities.  Contest winners received cash prizes, and their winning pieces were featured in a special full-color supplement sponsored by the American Jewish World and by Harry and Sandy Lerner.

Contest judges were Judy Brier, Heidi Schneider, and Robert Wolk for written work, and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Maury Landsman, and Debra Fisher Goldstein for photography.


2014 Keren Or Awards Ceremony
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On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Keren Or celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and Keren Or founders Gerald and Eileen Siegel (z”l) hosted the Keren Or Tenth Annual Contest Awards Ceremony at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park, MN.
51 participants from 23 schools and 12 synagogues submitted 156 pieces of writing or photos. The winners represented 15 schools and 8 synagogues (as well as students who are unaffiliated). Contest winners received cash prizes, and their winning pieces were featured in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in an exhibit titled Keren Or: A Decade of Writing and Photography. In addition, they had the honor of having their work published on this website and in a special full-color supplement sponsored by the American Jewish World and by Harry and Sandy Lerner.
Contest judges were Julie Landsman, Judy Brier, and Robert Wolk for written work, and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Maury Landsman, and Debra Fisher Goldstein for photography.