Keren Or Contest Submission Deadline Extended

Keren Or (Ray of Light) announces its 19th annual creative arts contest for Jewish youth. Minnesota Jewish students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit original poetry, creative prose, and photographs. The deadline for submissions has been extended until March 5 at 11:50 p.m.!

All submissions must be submitted using the online forms provided at

Prizes in each category are awarded to two separate groups:  students in grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. The prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second and third places, and $36 for Honorable Mention. Over 175 teens have won prizes since the contest began. Winning entries will be published at the Keren Or website and on other social media channels.

Keren Or was founded in 2004 by Jerry and Eileen Siegel (z’’l) to honor the memory of their daughter, Karen Siegel-Jacobs. Siegel-Jacobs grew up in Minneapolis and attended the Minneapolis Talmud Torah. She was an active member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and USY and as a teenager wrote poems and short stories.

Keren Or is managed by Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council (an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation) and is funded by the Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund at the Adath Jeshurun Foundation.

For additional information and contest rules, visit or call 952-381-3449.