Teen Essay Contest: How Is Antisemitism Affecting Your Life?
Young Jews are being confronted by antisemitism in ways not seen for generations – in school, on social media, in their communities. We want to hear about those experiences. To that end, Hadassah Magazine and jGirls Magazine, an online publication by and for Jewish teenage girls and young women, are pleased to announce their second annual teen essay contest that asks:
Tell us about a time in your life when antisemitism affected you and how you responded.
We are interested in personal narratives about your own experience and/or feelings, in your unique voice.
The following questions are designed to help guide you as you develop your piece. (You do not need to answer all of them, or even any of them—they are meant to get your ideas flowing).
- Have you ever experienced antisemitism in school? How? When? What happened?
- Has antisemitism ever affected a relationship you’ve had with a friend or family member? How? When? What happened?
- Have you experienced antisemitism in any of your communities? These can be real, virtual, social media or other communities. How? When? What happened?
- How did you respond in a situation (or situations) when someone has made antisemitic remarks? How did it make you feel?
The contest is open to self-identifying Jewish girls and women between the ages of 13 and 19 who reside in the United States, the District of Columbia and the State of Israel, except where prohibited by law. Deadline for submission is November 5, 2021.