Awards and Scholarships for
Hebrew High Teens
For more information on any of the available awards and scholarships please contact Myra Shindler, BJE Director and Hebrew High Principal at email@example.com
Bronia & Sam Bronkesh
Jewish Spirit Prize
Essay contest honoring physical and spiritual resistance during the Holocaust
FIRST PRIZE: $500.00
SECOND PRIZE: $250.00
THIRD PRIZE: $100.00
Essays will be judged on how well the student explores the use of lessons from and reactions to the Holocaust to make a better world. Works should demonstrate both in-depth learning about the Holocaust and personal reflections.
Essays may include: personal interviews with survivors or liberators, research on the life and actions of the partisans and/or righteous gentiles, how one advocates today to prevent present day genocides, and reflections on how the Holocaust impacted the student’s own life. Maximum word count: 1200 words
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE: January 31, 2019
Winning essay will be read at the community Yom HaShoah Commemoration in April 2018.
Every student who submits an essay will be recognized and receive a certificate of participation.
By submitting an essay, applicants certify that their essays are original, authored solely by them. Send your essays to Myra Shindler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help getting started? - Suggested Reading
Books and websites related to the resistance are readily available at your public library, the BJE library, or at Amazon.com
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
by Doreen Rappaport
by Nechama Tec
by John Hersey
by Rich Cohen
The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and WWII
by Howard Blum
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
by Jack Mayer
If It's Not Impossible: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton
by Barbara Winton
In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Diplomat Who Risked his Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews From the Holocaust
by Hillel Levine
Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life and Mysterious Disappearance of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust
by Ingrid Carlberg
Approximately 30,000 Jews throughout Eastern and Western Europe - many of them teens - fought back during the Holocaust as Jewish partisans.
Better Together Essay Contest Winners
$5000 or $8000 Scholarship
Individual student winners from the participating schools will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 per student towards a summer program or camp or $8,000 towards a gap year.
Graduation Gift to Israel
Hebrew High teens who attend at least 4 years of classes are eligible to receive a $5000 gift to Israel, to be used for post high school studies in Israel.
This can include a Gap Year or a semester abroad of study in Israel.
Study Fellowship in Israel
Hebrew High teens can receive this scholarship money anytime during high school following your freshman year.
Eight week sessions are offered in the summer and during the school year, where you can learn and tour Israel while completing your high school academic classes.
Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Scholarship Fund
Going on an education trip? Don't forget to apply for a grant from: Harold and Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Scholarship Fund
The Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Incentive Grant was made possible by a generous endowment the Grossman family established at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, offers funding to encourage teens to participate in an Israel Experience program of at least a one-week duration.