Several Bay Area Jewish day school students won awards in a nationwide Hebrew poetry contest.
Ravsak: The Jewish Community Day School Network announced the winners of its fourth annual contest in May. The organization received more than 350 submissions from 17 schools across the country. Winning poems were chosen by poet Janice Silverman Rebibo.
The contest is designed to help students develop their Hebrew fluency and creativity, and strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to their shared heritage. To see all the winning poems, visit www.tinyurl.com/qhyr4ng.
Local winners are:
Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette:
Elementary, native Hebrew-speaker: first place, Omri Elhasid; honorable mention, Yoav Konstantino, Yonathan Elbaz. Non-native speaker: honorable mention, Maya Weiss
Middle school, native: honorable mention, Yonatan Margalit
Yavneh Day School, Los Gatos
Elementary (native): second place, Gonni Ratzin
Middle (native): second place, Naama Gotesdyner; third place, Maya Kolyer; honorable mention, Eden Wolf
Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Francisco/San Rafael
Elementary (native): third place, Inbal Cohen
Elementary (non-native): first place, Gabriel Rothman Tierney; second place, Gabriella Levin-Meer; honorable mention, Myles Sloan
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, Foster City
Elementary (native): honorable mention, Mai Haller, Amit Gross
Middle (non-native): honorable mention, Zack Berger