School Teachers and Administrators
Dear School Administrator:
Established in 1955, the Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest is an opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to reflect on Jewish heritage and values and to better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. We believe strongly in the value of this writing process as a way for young people to explore challenging ethical topics.
We hope that you will share this opportunity with your students — either as a school/classroom exercise or by sharing the information with them and their families to consider. Below is a short description that can be included in an email or newsletter to families, with a link to the essay contest information online. Please feel free to email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMAIL DESCRIPTION FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Essay Contest Opportunity
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to write and submit essays to the 2020 Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest. First place winner is awarded $1,800 and the next five winners receive $500. The contest is an opportunity for students to reflect on their Jewish heritage and values and to better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. The Kaplun Foundation believes strongly in the value of this writing process as a way for young people to explore challenging ethical topics. Entries are due by March 13, 2020.
This year’s essay questions, Information, rules, and submissions are online at: kaplunfoundation.org