Friday, January 30, 2009

Jewish Heritage Week

In honor of Jewish Heritage-NY2009 and the annual observance of Jewish Heritage Week (April 26-May 3), The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, in cooperation with the DOE, is sponsoring The Toby Nussbaum Jewish Heritage-NY2009 Writing Contest for New York City public school students. This year’s theme is “Gemilut Hasadim: Acts of Loving Kindness.”

The contest is open to students in grades 4-12. First, second and third place winners will be selected from grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. First place winners will receive $500; second place winners will receive $300; and third place winners will receive $150. The contest deadline is April 27. Students will receive their awards at a ceremony in late May or early June. For contest rules and information, please contact Marcy Fishman at or (212) 983-4800, x142.

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