MOFET International Writing Competition for Students of Hebrew as an Additional Language on the Theme of "A Ray of Light in the Dark"


Source: MOFET International 


Every year before Chanukah, the International Forum for Hebrew Teachers organizes a Hebrew writing competition for Hebrew students on the subject of "Or - Light". This year, we decided to offer a wider audience of Hebrew learners, and we also received works from students whose teachers are not members of the forum. In addition, the competition was held for the first time in cooperation with the Hebrew Writers' Association, and for the first time, prizes were also awarded. The works were sent from around the world (including Israel), and the best were chosen by professional judges, members of the International Forum of Hebrew Teachers:

Dr. Asi Sharon - Head of Asif Publishing and Asif Writing and Editing Center, and Head of the Center for Academic Literacy at the Levinsky College of Education

Dr. Sarit Yelov - poet, journalist and editor of the monthly in simple Hebrew - The Jerusalem Post Ivrit.  

Dana Peleg - poet, writer, journalist, editor and translator, winner of the Andersen Medal for this year.

We received many interesting and beautiful works. Sometimes it was difficult to decide who would win the first prize in each category, so we decided to award honorary certificates as well. Following is a list of winners in different categories:

Middle Schools and High Schools

First Prize

Beginners Hebrew:

Isaac Zolty, The Jewish Academy of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Intermediate Hebrew:

Sami Frankel, Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Advanced Hebrew:

Yehudit Nassar, Yeshivat Hillel, New Jersey, USA


Honorable Mention

Intermediate Hebrew:

Leah Bader, Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Advanced Hebrew:

Matan Ben Dor, Milken School, Los Angeles, USA


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Updated: Feb. 11, 2018