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  • Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd CASH

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 14, 2014 | 6:29 am

    Winter 2014 INSPIRATION Travel Writing Contest

     $1,750usd in CASH PRIZES,

    Free Entry

    Dates: January 2, 2014 - February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets. In Arnold Bennett's book, How to...

  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

  • Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2013 | 8:26 am

    We Said Go Travel Writing Contest
    Winter 2013--Free Entry, Cash Prizes

    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry.  The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place you Love.” We hope...

  • Travel Writing Contest: Free Entry, Cash Prizes!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2013 | 8:26 am

    We Said Go Travel Writing Contest
    Winter 2013--Free Entry, Cash Prizes

    WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry.  The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place you Love.” We hope...

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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 9, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    When Osher Grencel found out she was pregnant, she decided she wanted to remember every little bit of the process of her becoming a mother for the first time. Her husband, Tomer, had the most original idea. He decided to use his editing, writing and directing skills to create an...

  • California primary sees fiercest contests in a decade [UPDATED]

    June 6, 2012 | 8:14 am

    California voters turned out in low numbers on Tuesday for a primary that could pave the way for a shakeup of the state’s congressional delegation following election rule changes and an overhaul of the state’s political district boundaries.

    While new maps and new rules may have...

  • Jews for Judaism Photo Contest to Award $500

    By Ryan Torok

    May 30, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Jews for Judaism, whose focus is on education, is looking for students to enter its second annual photography contest. The winner will receive $500, or a prize of equal value.

    Submissions should reflect “Expressions of Judaism,” specifically how Judaism manifests in the...

  • Thousands turn out for kosher chili contest in Dallas

    March 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Temple Shalom won the first turkey chili competition at the Kosher Chili Cook-Off in Dallas.

    More than 4,500 chili fans attended the competition at Tiferet Israel in Dallas.

    As always, the event featured meat and vegetarian categories, but turkey was added to the mix as the...

  • Be a jury today!!!!

    By Klaudia Klimek

    December 13, 2011 | 1:20 am

    It is the second time JEWRNALISM introduces the contest for the best article. It`s going to be held in December and its aim is to add a spirit of an entertainment to our activity. The task is both simple and difficult in the same time. In the form of an article, photo or video the...

  • 10 big Jewish ideas in final round

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 3, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles this week announced the 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest, which offers a $100,000 prize to the winner. The finalists include a Jewish superheroes game, Jewish care packages for those in the military, social service...

  • Sports Essay Contest Seeking Entries

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 30, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The Center for Sport and Jewish Life is seeking essays on the prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States for its sixth annual Sport and Jewish Life essay contest, “Mitzvah-Minded: Promoting Fitness in Our Communities.”

    Essays should be written from a...

  • Florida school sues over Kohl’s Cares contest

    December 9, 2010 | 10:37 am

    A school in Florida that finished just out of the money in a national online contest sponsored by Kohl’s has sued two Florida Jewish day schools that did win one of 20 prizes.

    Abi’s Place in Coral Springs filed a lawsuit against the Hebrew Academy Community School and Bais Chaya...

  • Top Jewish Non Profit

    By Rob Eshman

    October 20, 2009 | 5:24 pm

    You have 11 days to enter your favorite Jewish charity to win a Jewish Choice Award 2009 from the web site GreatNonprofits.org. It’s a legit group with a great track record, and now it’s out to draw great Jewish non-profits, and the people who love and use them, to its site.  here’s...

  • Kochav Nolad: My Star Isn’t Born

    By Orit Arfa

    June 15, 2009 | 6:57 pm

    At least the line wasn’t long.  Not like it was at the Gillette Stadium in Boston back in 2005, where I sat among thousands of fellow American Idol wannabes on the benches, suffering through their out-of-tune rehearsals in the New England rain while watching hordes exit without...

  • Oscar Ballot Thank You

    February 18, 2009 | 5:18 pm

    Thanks for participating!

  • Oscar Ballot 2009

    February 18, 2009 | 1:00 am

    Thank you for visiting jewishjournal.com. The Oscar contest is now closed.

  • No matter how you say it

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Below are several ways to say "Happy New Year." Match the expression to the language it comes from and dazzle your family with your knowledge. Here's a hint: No. 9 is I

    
    1) Afrikaans                a) Boldog Ooy Ayvet
    2) Chinese                  b) Bonne Annee 
    3) French...

  • People of the Book Essay Contest

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As part of the American Jewish University's Celebration of Jewish Books Festival, students in first through 12th grade submitted essays answering the question: "Jews are the people of the book. What does that mean to you today?" The editorial staff of The Jewish Journal selected...
  • The kreme de la kreme of kosher kooking mix it up

    By Lisa Armony

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Michaela Rosenthal threw some leftover gefilte fish into her potato knish recipe, she never imagined it might be worth $20,000.

    "I didn't want to waste the one piece I had left," said the Woodland Hills housewife and mother of two grown children.

    It turned out to be a good...

  • Uri Geller bends self into Israel ‘reality TV’ stardom

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel is no stranger to reality TV. Knockoffs -- or shall we say adaptations -- of popular American TV talent shows, like "American Idol" and "The Apprentice," have become hits. But recently, Israel has developed its own inimitable, highly successful talent contest in which Uri...
  • The Year Ahead

    By Abby Gilad

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    We have had a sad ending to 5765 -- devastating hurricanes and a continuing war in Iraq. Here is a blessing for the New Year, 5766: May we all experience an end to war and a new beginning for the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and all those who have suffered. And...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Sad Time

    This year, the 17th of Tammuz falls on Sunday, July 24. This is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, thousands of years ago, the Romans breached the wall of Jerusalem. Three weeks later, the Temple was destroyed.

    History Lesson

    The 17th of...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Share the Fun

    Have you been having fun this summer?

    Our rabbis say that we should give up to 10 percent of what we own to tzedakah (charity) every year.

    What percentage of your fun can you give to another person?

    Dr. Doolittle I Presume?

    In this week's Torah portion Balak, the...

  • Nachas From Noggins

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills has once again given Los Angeles something to kvell about. The school claimed top honors at this year's national Academic Decathlon, the annual contest of intellectual prowess.

    Three of the nine team members generated special pride for the...

  • The Way It Was

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Last week, playwright Donald Margulies, The Manhattan Theater Club and The Forward weekly newspaper announced the winners of a contest they sponsored on the topic of "What It's Like Growing Up Jewish in New York."

    You can read the winning entries at www.forward.com. I regret to...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    This week, we start a new year – and a new book. Shemot (Exodus) is the second book of the Torah. The Israelites are in the deepest winter of their lives – a dark slavery. In this book, we will read about their move toward freedom, rebirth and spring.

    Congratulations!

    So many...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Goodbye, Jacob, Goodbye

    Parshat Vayetze opens with Jacob leaving Be'er Sheva. Everyone feels his absence.

    Is there someone who used to live in your neighborhood or went to your school but moved away? How did you feel when they left? Was that person someone who did nice things?

    What...

  • Chapman Announces Shoah Contest Winners

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Capturing the horror of those years with ink is almost impossible," wrote Stephen Hill, one of 140 finalists in the fifth-annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest sponsored by Chapman University's Holocaust education center and The "1939" Club.

    Nevertheless, more than 1,000 students...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Marching On

    We leaped into leap month and we marched into March, and now we are springing into spring! This Shabbat is called Shabbat Hachodesh -- the "Shabbat of the Month," because we are entering the new month of Nisan. So why does this month deserve its own Shabbat? Because the...

  • Mix it Once, Mix it Twice

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ask anyone who cooks chicken soup what makes it taste so delicious, and the answer will likely be: "A pinch of this, a dash of that." But no more. Now, amateur cooks 18 and older from around the country will have to spell out their exact ingredients if they hope to have their...

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