Writer. Reader. Reviewer. Resource Maven.

Tag Archive for ‘For Kids’ rss

Writing Contest for High School Students Celebrates Jewish-American Heritage Month

Received via AMJHISTORY:

Writing Contest for High School Students Celebrates Jewish-American Heritage Month

(New York, March 29, 2013)–To celebrate May’s Jewish-American Heritage Month, high school students are invited to compete in a writing contest to honor Jewish contributions to American culture. Entrants will prepare an essay on the topic: “Which Jewish-American Do You Most Admire?” The winner will receive a grand prize of $180 and the runner-up will receive $100. In addition, both winning essays will be published on www.freshinkforteens.com, printed in The Jewish Week, and archived on the Jewish-American Hall of Fame website www.amuseum.org/jahf. The winners’ schools will also be acknowledged, and both students will receive a Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal. Continue reading ›

Share

Labels: , , ,

Share

Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Tempting conference coming up at Princeton University on Sunday, April 7: “American Jewish Culture: ‘Fresh Vitality in Every Direction.'” Including literary directions.
  • If you aspire to write Jewish-themed children’s books, you may want to look into this workshop, scheduled for June at the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Penn.
  • The Ilanot Review seeks “hybrid literary texts” for its next issue. Deadline: April 30.
  • New to me this week: TheTower.org, which “features reporting and analysis of geopolitical, security, economic, social and other events and trends affecting the Middle East and America’s interests in the region.” (h/t @dg_myers)
  • Thanks to David Remnick, you may feel as though you, too, were able to attend Philip Roth’s 80th birthday party.
  • Shabbat shalom.

    Share

    Labels: , , , ,

    Share

    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • A list of the latest children’s books to be translated from Hebrew to English. (via Makom)
  • I’m currently reading Michael Lavigne’s new novel, The Wanting, which The Forward reviewed this week.
  • Ellen Ullman’s sad and unsettling story, “Fathers,” is the latest installment in Tablet’s fiction series.
  • Ann D. Koffsky host the March Jewish Book Carnival.
  • My application to the Asylum International Jewish Artists Retreat was solicited last fall, but it wasn’t accepted. (Disappointed, I followed up with an email inquiry that was never answered.) But at least I’m able to get a glimpse into the event, which took place earlier this month, via Susan Reimer-Torn’s report for The Jewish Week.
  • Shabbat shalom!

    Share

    Labels: , , ,

    Share

    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • Tablet has published a troubling, but exceedingly well-written, excerpt from Tova Reich’s next novel as its latest fiction feature.
  • I’d been meaning to get a copy of David Ebenbach’s The Artist’s Torah; this piece in New Jersey Jewish News, which I ran across this week, made me go ahead and order it (finally!).
  • The Daniel Pearl Journalism Initiative, coordinated by Moment magazine, is open for applications.
  • This week brought the Jerusalem International Book Fair.
  • Get to know the authors and illustrators behind the books that have received recognition from this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards.
  • Shabbat shalom!

    Share

    Labels: , , , , ,

    Share

    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • Jonathan Gondelman’s thoughtful review of a translation of Hans Keilson’s Life Goes On, in Jewish Ideas Daily.
  • Among the many recent appreciations of Edward I. Koch, my favorites include pieces by two writers I’ve admired for a long time: Jeffrey Goldberg and Thane Rosenbaum.
  • On Tablet, Jew-by-choice Jamaica Kincaid discusses her new book.
  • An intriguing list: “Top 25 Literary Classics About Israel.”
  • Remember this Keshet contest? The contest has produced The Purim Superhero, a new children’s book published by Kar-Ben. See this article from The Jewish Week all about this book featuring Nate, “a Jewish boy with two dads,” and the book’s author, Elisabeth Kushner.
  • Shabbat shalom.

    Share

    Labels: , , , , , ,

    Share

    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • “As an agent, I attract a fair number of queries about Holocaust-related books because of my interest in Judaica. I rarely ask to see these manuscripts, and I’ve never taken on the authors as clients. I know I can’t sell their work. Not many editors, especially of children’s books, want to buy books about Jewish suffering. So why is my new book Holocaust-related?” Read all about agent/author Anna Olswanger’s experience in Publishers Weekly.
  • Mazel tov to Ellen Cassedy, who has won Grub Street’s National Book Prize for her nonfiction book We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.
  • JewishFiction.Net presents an excerpt from Michael Lavigne’s forthcoming novel, The Wanting.
  • What Brahna Siegelberg gleaned from reading Philip Roth’s latest novels.
  • Last, but not least: As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’ve opened another giveaway on Goodreads. This time, two copies of Quiet Americans will be awarded.
  • Shabbat shalom.

    Share

    Labels: , , , ,

    Share