OPEN TO ALL 8TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS.

Submit a 600-800 word essay on the following topic:

Unity and Diversity

What I learned about my Judaism from those different than me

Share where you personally found Jewish inspiration as a teen.

Explain how you prevailed in finding inspiration despite times when you felt misunderstood as a Jewish teen.

Demonstrate how the Jewish teen experience of a friend/family

member was unique to yours and how it inspired you

OPEN TO ALL 8TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS.

Submit a 600-800 word essay on the following topic:

Unity and Diversity

What I learned about my Judaism from those different than me


Essays can include lessons about your Jewish life and commitment you learned from those of either different religious background, a different generation, or simply a different perspective you never thought of yourself. How did you take a difference and make it meaningful?



a scholarship towards an NCSY

summer program or Gap Year

education program in Israel.

1st place: $3,000

2nd place: $1,500

3rd place: $500


Submit your essay by April 30, 2022

Generously funded by the family of Mr. Les Sutker, z"l, and ybl"ch Mrs. Ethel Sutker

  • Please make sure
    a) Your name is on your uploaded document
    b) Please name your file in the following format (FullName_EssayName) so, for example, "BenCohen_Unity and Diversity: Personal Reflections"