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 her family has chosen to honor her memory by encouraging and supporting the creative efforts of other Jewish teenagers through the Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund at the Adath Jeshurun Foundation and the Keren Or contest.
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 submissions has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2024. 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 on this website and on display for a period of time at the Sabes JCC.