Kohelet and RMJHS contest on the best essay on a Jewish - related subject

mon11sep1:00 amKohelet and RMJHS contest on the best essay on a Jewish - related subject

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(Monday) 1:00 am(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Kohelet and the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society at the University of Denver have partnered to sponsor an essay contest. Explore who you are and where you came from. Write a personal essay on your choice of the topics: (1) Whom Was I Named After? (2) My Roots, or (3) a Jewish historical or fictional subject of your choice. Research and learn, and give life to your vision of the past and the future. 

The contest will have two divisions: high school and adult. There will be a winner in each category, but only the high school winner will receive the $250 prize. Essays should be between 500-1000 words. They will be judged on originality, ability to engage the reader, and style and word choice. The best entries will be published. 

Please submit your essay to Jeff Zhuk (jeff_zhuk@yahoo.com) and CC: Misty Davidson (davidson.misty@gmail.com), and Io Loechell (ioloechell@gmail.com) any day between today and November 15, 2023. All contestants and their families will be invited to a reception at Kohelet. Prizes will be presented at that time. 

Questions: Contact Misty Davidson (davidson.misty@gmail.com), Jeff Zhuk (jeff_zhuk@yahoo.com), or Io Loechell (ioloechell@gmail.com) 

About Kohelet: Kohelet is a small egalitarian congregation with a traditional yet innovative worship service. Shabbat services are spiritual, participatory, and melodic. Kohelet has been part of the Denver Jewish community since 1977. For more information, please contact Daniel Hettleman (dhettleman@gmail.com) or see https://Kohelet.org. 

About the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives: Housed at the Center for Judaic Studies and University Libraries at the University of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society seeks to preserve the Rocky Mountain region’s vibrant Jewish history.

For more information, please contact Jeanne Abrams (Jeanne.Abrams@du.edu).