Essay Writing Contest for Teens

Essay-Contest-Flyer-2018smDeadline March 5 2018Rethinking Zionism  ~  What Does Zionism Mean to Me?

AWARDS:

  • Three Scholarships in the amounts of: $1,000, $850, and $650 USD.
  • The scholarship will apply to any Conservative Movement sponsored Israel program (including Israel programs taking place from June 1, 2018 onward).

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must be residents of North America, in grades 7-12, and a member of a Conservative synagogue. Each participant may only submit one essay for consideration.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Essay Contest Opening: October 15, 2017. Entry forms and additional information can be found at www.masorti-mercaz.ca, www.mercazusa.org, or www.wlcj.org.
  • Deadline for Entries:
    • Entries must be submitted electronically by 9:00 am EST March 5, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted. MERCAZ and Women’s League cannot be responsible for delayed or misdirected entries. Read receipt requests are recommended.
  • Announcement of Winners:
    • Winners will be notified by May 8, 2018.
  • Essay Format:
    • Essays must be submitted as a standard letter-sized document (8.5×11 inches) in Word or PDF using 12 point regular font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with the entry form as a cover page. Essays should be double-spaced, up to 1000 words. Submitted essays must be the entrant’s original work, with quotes properly cited. (Citations do not count towards the word count.)
  • Submission:
    • Entries must be submitted via email. Mailed entries will not be accepted. Essays, the accompanying cover page, and photo should be emailed to info@masorti-mercaz.ca with the subject MERCAZ USA/CANADA/Women’s League Essay Contest”. By entering this contest, the student agrees that all information submitted becomes the property of MERCAZ – WLCJ to publish at their discretion.

 

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Pasta Dinner – Youth Group Fundraiser

pasta dinner 2Sunday, February 18 5:30 pm, Emanu-El Social Hall — Emanu-El Youth Group is happy to invite you to an Italian themed dinner. On the menu – Pasta, garlic bread, salad and dessert.*
Doors open at 5:15 pm at Congregation Emanu-El. Kids under 4: no charge Kids 4-10: $6 Ages 11 to 99: $8

RSVP to Noa — noa.marnin@gmail.com by February 14.

* Vegan and GF options will be provided if request made with RSVP.

The teens will do the cooking, serving and cleaning. We look forward to seeing you all. This fundraiser will help future activities for teens in our community.

Avodah says thank you!

Avodah TYAvodah thanks everybody who brought items for Project Connect to Rae Ann and Rabbi Harry’s Sukkah. We have dropped them off at the First Metropolitan Church for distribution to people who really need them.

We know the toiletries, socks, underwear, and all the other amazing donations will be greatly appreciated. As winter comes, Avodah will continue collecting items and we will let you know when we have another drive. There will always be another chance to donate. This time around we got so much stuff that we could hardly fit in the trunk of our Prius ( small car) so next time we will use our minivan (big car)!

Thank you! Eva Stanger-Ross, age 13: Avodah Youth representative

Youth Group Apples & Honey fundraiser successful

A&H Fundraiser

Huge thanks to Ellen Dragushan for baking all the delicious honey cakes for our very successful Apples & Honey fundraiser. Special thanks to Marvin Kurier for helping with the lion’s share of the deliveries. This project got our Youth Group up and running! Grades 8 and up are invited to attend the next Youth Group meeting at Emanu-El on Sun, Oct. 1 at 1 pm.
And be sure to come to the Brechner’s Sukkot Open House – watch the newsletter for details.