The Quad Metropolitan areas Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a get in touch with for entries for the “Ida Kramer Youngsters and the Holocaust Essay Contest” and the “Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visible Arts Contest” which are open up to all Quad Metropolis Region pupils in grades 7-12. The deadline for entries is March 1.

Each contests offer dollars prizes: 

  • First Prize: $500, with a $100 gift card to the instructor who offered direction
  • Next Prize: $200, with a $50 present card to the teacher who supplied guidance
  • Third Prize: $100, with a $50 reward card to the trainer who delivered assistance

Particulars and apps for both of those contests are accessible on the web at www.hecqc.org. For much more details, get in touch with the business office of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites at 309-793-1300 or [email protected].   

The Quad Cites Yom Hashoah Committee is the sponsor of equally contests, with Quad Metropolis Arts co-sponsoring the Visible Arts Contest.

Essay entries (essay and entry kind) will have to be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to [email protected] with “Yom Hashoah Essay” in the matter line.

Visual Artwork entries (artwork, artist statement, and entry form) should really be sent to Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201) for check in by March 1. Quad City Arts is open up 10 a.m. until finally 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. right up until 5 p.m.

The artist’s assertion and entry form have to be typed so it is easily readable.

The visual art entries could be shown in schools, libraries, etc. during March and/or April 2021.  

Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah, or Days of Remembrance, is observed as a working day of commemoration each and every calendar year for the six million Jews that perished all through the Holocaust. Whilst it is generally observed by Jews, it is by no indicates an unique commemoration, as witnessed by the community-extensive occasion held below in the Quad Cities. 

The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee is created up of neighborhood leaders of various faiths and organizations, and is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Metropolitan areas, Temple Emanuel, Tri-City Jewish Middle, Churches United, Augustana University, St. Ambrose University, Black Hawk University, and Scott Local community Higher education. The committee helps people remember the Holocaust not merely because it is a Jewish tragedy, but because the world need to not be allowed to forget about that 12 million harmless human beings, 6 million of them Jews, were being murdered by the Nazis. Yom Hashoah seeks to be certain that a criminal offense of these proportions will by no means be permitted to transpire once again.

The essay contest bears the name of Ida Kramer (above), former govt director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Metropolitan areas and a longtime Holocaust educator.

The visible arts contest bears the title of Meyer and Frances Shnurman who had been both survivors of Nazi extermination camps. 

Quad-Town Arts

Quad Town Arts (www.quadcityarts.com) is a nonprofit neighborhood arts agency devoted to the growth and vitality of the Quad Metropolis area by the presentation, advancement and celebration of the arts and humanities.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities(www.jfqc.org) is a non-financial gain Illinois corporation whose mission is preserving, preserving, enriching and improving Jewish communal life and the well-remaining of Jews domestically, in Israel and in the course of the rest of the entire world, as a result of the principles of Torah (Jewish studying), Tikkun Olam (restoring the earth), Tzedakah (charity and justice), and Chesed (caring and compassion).