Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise, just 75 years after the Holocaust. This irrational hatred of Jews and the world’s only Jewish state harms both innocent victims and perpetrators infected by bigotry. The resurgence of anti-Semitism poses a challenge to all people of conscience:
How can we work together to stop anti-Semitism?
This contest is crowd-sourcing new solutions to help end “the world’s oldest hatred.” The contest is sponsored by the CombatAntiSemitism.org coalition. People of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities are encouraged to participate by creatively addressing one of the categories below:
HERZL TAKE ACTION AWARD
Submit a plan for social venture to help stop anti-Semitism. The award prize will be a seed investment to jumpstart your social start-up.
EMMA LAZARUS ART AWARD
Lazarus was a Latina Jew whose poem “The New Colossus” transformed the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Revive her example to tackle anti-Semitism.
NATAN SHARANSKY ACTIVISM AWARD
Write an essay or action plan proposing how the heroic example of Jewish leaders can educate and inspire people to stand up against anti-Semitism
ABRAHAM & SARAH “ISRAEL IN ME”
Produce a video or essay exploring Israel’s centrality to Jewish identity and human progress – and why celebrating its existence is moral and vital.
Round 1 Deadline: December 1, 2019
(future rounds coming soon)
- Judging Panel of entrepreneurs and leaders, including: Gil Canaani (Hearst Ventures), Rotem Eldar (Ofek Ventures), Barak Rabinowitz (F2 Venture Capital), and Sima Vaknin-Gil (former Director-General of Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry)
- Award presentations by Natan Sharansky & other VIPs
- Outstanding entries will be publicized to enhance understanding and inspire activism
Specific contest awards co-sponsored by coalition members, including:
Statue of Liberty photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash