Judaism and Racial Justice writing contest for girls – deadline Sept. 4

Hadassah Magazine, above, was founded in 2014.

Hadassah Magazine, the venerated 106-year-old publication of th Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and a new magazine called jGirls are jointly sponsoring an essay-writing contest for Jewish girls and women ages 13-19. The deadline is Sept. 4.

Here’s the text of the announcement from Hadassah and jGirls.  Links to enter the contest are at the end.

Today’s youth are making their voices heard in very powerful ways. We want to hear those voices in the pages of our magazines. To that end, Hadassah Magazine and jGirls Magazine, an online publication by and for Jewish teenage girls and young women, are pleased to announce a new teen essay contest that will address the subject:

How does my Jewishness impact my work for social and racial justice?

You may interpret and approach this question in the way that feels most authentic to you. There is no “right” answer or perspective. This can be a positive or negative impact, it can be about internal or external factors, etc. We’re eager to hear a wide range of interpretations and experiences.

The contest is open to self-identifying Jewish girls and women between the ages of 13 and 19 who reside in the United States, the District of Columbia and the State of Israel, except where prohibited by law.

For details and guidelines, click here. For the entry form, click here.