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Yom HaShoah Essay & Art Challenge

WORCESTER – The 2017 (5777) Pinkhus & Rhoda Gurevich Awards Tenth Annual Yom HaShoah Essary and Art Challenge is asking for entries from students around Central Mass.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts and a generous gift from Larry and Sherry Cann, the challenge asks students to research a topic related to the Holocaust and write a thoughtful original essay, poem or create a work of art.

The deadline for entries is April 13.

This year’s focus is Moshe Kraus. This man was behind one of the largest rescue operations of the Shoah. Using his wits, initiative and unparalleled courage he saved between 40 to 100,000 of Budapest Jews. So why has no one ever heard of him?

Who May Enter: Any student affiliated with a Central MA Synagogue as well as any educational program offered by the Jewish community of Central Mass. This contest is also open to students of schools in the JFCM catchment area.

Cash awards will be given for both seniors (grades 8-12) and juniors (grades 6-7) in the category of Essay/Poetry and Art. All Entrants Will Receive A Certificate of Participation.

IMPORTANT: On the back of your work write your name, address, phone number, school name and teacher’s name. Please do not put it on the front.

The awards will be announced at the Yom Hashoah memorial service on April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester.

Send submissions to Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts c/o Larry Cann/Essay Challenge, 633 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA 01609.

For more information, call the Federation at (508) 756-1543.

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