March 3, 2021

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Yom Hashoah Committee announces simply call for entries for college student essays, visual artwork

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The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a get in touch with for entries for the “Ida Kramer Little ones and the Holocaust Essay Contest” and the “Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visible Arts Contest” which are open to all Quad Town Place learners in grades 7-12. The deadline for entries is March 1.

Both of those contests provide cash prizes: 

  • Initial Prize: $500, with a $100 gift card to the instructor who furnished steering
  • Next Prize: $200, with a $50 reward card to the trainer who supplied advice
  • Third Prize: $100, with a $50 reward card to the trainer who offered guidance

Aspects and applications for both equally contests are offered on line at www.hecqc.org. For much more details, call the business of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites at 309-793-1300 or [email protected].   

The Quad Cites Yom Hashoah Committee is the sponsor of both of those contests, with Quad Metropolis Arts co-sponsoring the Visible Arts Contest.

Essay entries (essay and entry kind) will have to be submitted electronically as an electronic mail attachment to [email protected] with “Yom Hashoah Essay” in the subject line.

Visual Art entries (artwork, artist assertion, and entry variety) must be delivered to Quad Town Arts, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201) for verify in by March 1. Quad Metropolis Arts is open up 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The artist’s statement and entry kind ought to be typed so it is conveniently readable.

The visual art entries might be displayed in educational institutions, libraries, and so on. during March and/or April 2021.  

Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah, or Times of Remembrance, is noticed as a working day of commemoration just about every yr for the six million Jews that perished during the Holocaust. Whilst it is largely noticed by Jews, it is by no indicates an unique commemoration, as witnessed by the group-huge party held right here in the Quad Towns. 

The Quad Towns Yom Hashoah Committee is built up of neighborhood leaders of several faiths and corporations, and is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Temple Emanuel, Tri-City Jewish Center, Church buildings United, Augustana Faculty, St. Ambrose College, Black Hawk College, and Scott Local community Faculty. The committee assists men and women don’t forget the Holocaust not basically due to the fact it is a Jewish tragedy, but since the earth must not be allowed to forget about that 12 million harmless human beings, six million of them Jews, have been murdered by the Nazis. Yom Hashoah seeks to assure that a crime of these kinds of proportions will in no way be allowed to happen all over again.

The essay contest bears the name of Ida Kramer (earlier mentioned), former government director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Towns and a longtime Holocaust educator.

The visual arts contest bears the title of Meyer and Frances Shnurman who have been both of those survivors of Nazi extermination camps. 

Quad-City Arts

Quad Town Arts (www.quadcityarts.com) is a nonprofit nearby arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad Town location by way of the presentation, improvement and celebration of the arts and humanities.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Towns(www.jfqc.org) is a non-profit Illinois company whose mission is preserving, guarding, enriching and enhancing Jewish communal daily life and the properly-staying of Jews regionally, in Israel and all through the relaxation of the world, by the rules of Torah (Jewish understanding), Tikkun Olam (restoring the globe), Tzedakah (charity and justice), and Chesed (caring and compassion).  

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