With Rosh Hashanah just six weeks away, it is time for younger members of the community to put their minds to one of the festival’s most important traditions.
No, not dipping apples in honey or blowing the shofar.
The tradition we’re talking about is putting textas, crayons or pencils to paper for The AJN‘s annual Rosh Hashanah card competition, creating a design that captures the spirit of the chag.
Last year’s winner was Yael Kwiat, then a year 6 student at Leibler Yavneh College in Melbourne.
“The Rosh Hashanah card competition is one of our favourite community engagement initiatives,” AJN national editor Gareth Narunsky said.
“We look forward each year to receiving all the entries and seeing how creative they all are.
“It’s fantastic to see the younger members of our community, who are our future, engaging with their Judaism and getting excited about celebrating the chagim.”
The winner will receive a prize and their design will feature on greetings sent to VIPs locally and overseas, including the Prime Minister of Australia and the President of Israel. Finalists will also appear in The AJN.
Send scanned entries with your name, age, school and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Australian Jewish News, Suite 1, 614 Hawthorn Rd, Brighton East, Victoria 3187. Closing date for entries is August 25.