2013 Yom Hashoah V’Hagvura
Cleveland Commemoration of the Holocaust & Heroism
Creative Arts Contest for
Middle and High School Students
Cash prizes for winners
Cleveland’s annual Yom Hashoah V’Hagvura, Holocaust & Heroism Commemoration, will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m., at Park Synagogue. This annual event is an opportunity to remember the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust (1939-1945) as well as honor survivors, liberators and rescuers. As we remember and honor, we also look to the future and strive to build a world where such horrors will never happen again.
All students in grades 6-12 in Northeast Ohio schools are invited to participate in a Creative Arts contest for creative writing and visual arts. Winners and their schools will be recognized at the program and winning entries will be published in the Cleveland Jewish News. Cash prizes totaling $2,500 will also be awarded.
This year’s Creative Arts theme is "The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising."
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. For over one month in 1943, Jewish resistance fighters held off their German oppressors in a stunning display of courage and heroism. Use the experience of the uprising or other uprisings as an inspiration for your creative arts project. You may want to adopt the vantage point of a resistance fighter, ghetto inhabitant in hiding or an outside viewer of the events.
Works will be judged on interpretation of theme, originality and technique. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2013.
Program is coordinated by the Kol Israel Foundation, Kol Israel Generations and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Co-sponsored by area agencies, organizations, congregations and individuals