2023 Writing and Art Contest Winners

PROMPT: Antisemitism did not begin, nor did it end, with the Holocaust. Based on your knowledge of the Holocaust, what dangers do antisemitism and other forms of identity-based hate pose? In your opinion, what are the best ways to combat rising antisemitism today?

Winning Essays:

Leah Azimov, 8th grader from MJDS. Essay title, “Are you part of the problem?”

Piper Schachtely, 8th grader from MJDS. Essay title, “Education is a Solution.”

David Wenzel, 10th grader from Golda Meir. Essay titled, “Identity based in the real world and the Holocaust hate explained.”

Winning Art Piece:

Isabel Rosenberg, 12th grader from Dominican High School. Art titled, “Broken Identity.”