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ANNOUNCING JEWISH FEDERATION OF ORANGE COUNTY

STOP HATE STUDENT/TEACHER CHALLENGE


This Year’s theme is MORAL COURAGE


The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County is pleased to announce our annual Stop Hate Competition.  This year we will have two different opportunities for students and teachers.


Student Competition:

In addition to our traditional essay contest we are offering prizes this year for creative student responses to our challenge, these include: Posters, Podcasts, Electronic Public Service Announcements (PSAs), Other creative videos, Children’s books, Graphic Novellas, Songs, Poems, and Plays.     

Students will be asked to choose a person or group who exemplified moral courage during the Holocaust and compare/contrast them with a contemporary group or person who exemplifies moral courage today.  In addition, students should reflect on what they can do to exhibit moral courage in their own lives.

Students who are awarded prizes for the best presentation of moral courage will also be given an opportunity to showcase their work at an exhibition at the 2020 Stop Hate Symposium for Teens and Teachers at Washingtonville High School in April.


Teacher Mini Grant Proposal:

In addition to the Student Moral Courage Competition, Jewish Federation is offering a mini grant for any teacher working with a student or group of students who puts together a proposal on how to Stop Hate in their school community. The mini grant is intended to assist teachers/students with implementing their idea. 

Teachers overseeing students will receive a stipend for their efforts.


More information on both the Stop Hate competition and mini grant awards will be available soon. You may call the Federation office at 845- 562-7860 with any questions you have.

 

Stop Hate Competition 2020 - Acts of Moral Courage


Moral courage is the ability to take a strong stance on a specific issue and defend it based on one’s personal beliefs or convictions regardless of danger or threats to personal safety, physical, emotional or otherwise.  It is the risk one takes to help others in need. 

There have been times in our history and in our recent past when people or groups have shown moral courage.


Choose a person or group who exemplified moral courage during the Holocaust and compare/contrast them with a contemporary group or person who exemplifies moral courage today. After examining the impact of these historical and contemporary examples of moral courage, what can you do to exemplify moral courage in your own life? You may select any one of these Holocaust examples below OR an act of your own choice from the Holocaust.

  • Chanah Sennesh’s airlift into Nazi occupied Europe
  • Raul Wallenburg and the rescue of Hungarian Jews
  • The rescue of the Jews of Denmark
  • The Warsaw ghetto uprising
  • The Partisans
  • Oskar Schindler
  • Janusz Korczak
  • King Mohammed V of Morocco
  • Chiune Sugihara
  • Martha and Waitstill Sharp
  • Irena Sendler,
  • Roza Robota,
  • The Women of the Rosenstrasse Protest
  • Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance Group.


You may submit an essay OR any other form of multi-media such as a poster, podcast, PSA, video, children’s book, graphic novella, song or poem. If you submit a non essay you must include a written description of your presentation including how you can exemplify moral courage in your own life. You will be asked to explain and exhibit your work at our spring Stop Hate Teens & Teachers Symposium.


Tasks:

Essay: Please write an essay of 500 words or less in which you choose a person or group who exemplified moral courage during the Holocaust and compare/contrast them with a contemporary group or person who exemplifies moral courage today. After examining the impact of these historical and contemporary examples of moral courage, what can you do to exemplify moral courage in your own life? This is not a book report. Essay judges are interested in your personal reflections and insights. Please email a PDF of your submission to sharon@jewishorangeny.org with the subject line “Stop Hate Submission”.

Poetry and Posters: May include original artwork, no larger than 11” x 14”. Please submit a hardcopy of your work to the Federation office at 292 North Street, Newburgh NY.

Podcast, Song or PSA: Please submit a podcast, song or PSA no longer than 5 minutes. To submit your podcast or song, please email sharon@jewishorangeny.org, who will send instructions for uploading your submission.

Children’s Book or Graphic Novella:
Middle School - please submit a children’s book or graphic novella between 5-10 pages.
High School - please submit a children’s book or graphic novella between 10-15 pages.
Please submit a hardcopy of your work to 292 North Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Play: Please submit a one-act play. Please email your submission as a Word document to sharon@jewishorangeny.org or by mail to the Federation office, 292 North Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

1.  Writers must be residents of Orange County, students in grades 7-12 currently attending public or private school or being home schooled.

2.  All written submissions must (1) have a title, (2) be typed, and (3) be double-spaced.

All non-written submission must (1) have a title (2) include a 1-2 paragraph written description of your work that explains the connection of your work to the competition prompt.


The contest entrance form(which will be available soon) must be filled out completely and submitted with your submission. Do not write your name or the name of your school on your submission.

All submissions must be received by March 31, 2020.

3.  Submit your completed entry form along with the submission and mail hardcopies to 

ORANGE COUNTY STOP HATE NOW

c/o the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County

292 North Street

Newburgh, New York 12550


Or you may email a Word document or PDF of your essay or play along with your completed entry form to sharon@jewishorangeny.org with the subject line “Stop Hate Submission”.


For podcasts, songs, and PSAs, please email sharon@jewishorangeny.org, who will send instructions for submission.

4.  Do not plagiarize. All work must be original. As you would for any print submission, multimedia presentations must be free from misspellings, inaccuracies, and misappropriations. Presentations that do not adhere to these requirements will not be reviewed.

5.  Do not submit more than one entry

Submissions will be displayed and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Orange County Stop Hate Symposium at Washingtonville High School.