Kleinman Essay Contest

[by Dorrie Zimmerman]

Entries are now being accepted for the 20th Annual Cari Kleinman Memorial Essay Contest. This year this contest is open to all community fourth and fifth graders. Essays should be based on the following information:

Imagine that you have been chosen to participate in a time capsule project to be opened by young Jewish students 100 years from now. Your task is to compose a letter to them. Some areas of discussion might include: Jewish heroes of our time, your views on Israel, or what it is like for you to be a young Jewish person in today’s society.

Essays should be typed or neatly written on standard-sized paper. Please include a cover sheet containing the name, phone number and grade (fourth or fifth) of the entrant. Make sure that the name appears ONLY on the cover sheet and not on any other page. Each essay will be assigned a number so that it can be judged anonymously.

Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2011, to Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205, Attention: Deborah Slosberg.

Judging will be done by an impartial panel of three. The winners in each grade will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond provided by the Cari E. Kleinman Memorial Fund. The awards ceremony will be held on December 11. For more information, please contact Dorrie Zimmerman at 893-9483, or Deborah Slosberg at dslosberg@adathjeshurun.com.

Cari Eilene Kleinman was a beloved fourth grader in the Louisville community who died in August 1990. This annual essay contest is held in her name in remembrance of her love for reading and her strong Jewish identity.

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