August 19, 2004
For the Kids
Coming to America
How long has your family been in America? Where did it come from? Europe? Israel? Iran? Did you know that Jews have been in America for 350 years? Can you solve this history math problem? If 23 Jews arrived in New York 350 years ago, what year was it?
Are you a budding author? If you are in preschool to eighth grade and live in Southern California, you can write on the Topic of "Celebrating 350 Years of Jews in America."
You may submit picture books, poetry and/or essays. You can also enter with your whole class.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for children to express themselves as well as to learn about Jewish history in America," said Leonard Lawrence, general manager of Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary, which is the main sponsor of the Jewish Children's Bookfest. Winners will be announced and will receive prizes at the Bookfest, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. All submissions must be received by Oct. 8.
For more information and entry forms, contact (866) 266-5731 or visit www.jewishchildrensbookfest.org .