Keren Or (Ray of Light) is a creative arts forum for Minnesota’s Jewish teens
The call for submissions opens on Monday, November 18 (deadline: February 14)
The Keren Or contest begins its 16th year in 2020. The contest was founded in 2004 by Gerald and Eileen Siegel (z’’l) to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs, who died in 2001 at the age of 40. Karen Siegel-Jacobs (z’’l) grew up in Minneapolis, attended the Minneapolis Talmud Torah, and was an active member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and USY. As a teenager, she wrote poems and short stories.
The contest’s goal is to showcase and encourage the artistic talents of Jewish youth in grades 7–12. It is managed by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council and has become a much-anticipated community celebration of artistic achievement. Cash prizes are awarded in the categories of prose, poetry, and photography for students in grades 7–9 and grades 10–12.
The 2019 winners’ artwork is on display at the Keren Or website.
For information about the contest, the students, and winning entries from this year and previous years, visit www.kerenorcontest.org
Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Jay and Rose Phillips Building
The Barry Family Campus
4330 South Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416