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HaAReTz Student Art Contest

posted Mar 1, 2012, 8:00 AM by Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue   [ updated Mar 1, 2012, 9:13 AM ]

Theme:  “Israel:  A Blessing to the Nations”

Throughout all generations, Israel continues its calling of blessing the world. It is the Jewish

people’s unique identity and G-d’s promise that has given the Land extraordinary history, innovation, philanthropy, creativity and freedom. Students are invited to research Israel’s contributions and share their findings through art.

Eligibility:  Open for children ages 5-17

Entry Deadline:  June 22, 2012


  • Only original artwork by the student will be accepted.
  • Any 2-D media can be used:  drawing, painting, collage, mixed media or print. Artwork that copies well will be preferred.
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 or 10 x 14 of horizontal orientation that is unmated and unframed.
  • Mail flat or rolled. No folded work, please.
  • Arrangements can be made to have artwork returned.

By entering, students and parents agree to allow the reprinting of their artwork by “Ha AReTz Contest” for promotional purposes. Please include with the artwork the artist’s name and age, parents’ names, address, email address and an artist statement of one paragraph explaining the work.


  • First, second and third place winners will receive a $100 Mazol Tov Israel bond
  • The top 12 student artists will receive a calendar featuring their artwork.

Calendars will become available for sale to all entrants in August.

Students’ artwork will also be featured in an online gallery at

Send artwork to: 

Ha AReTz Contest c/o Congregation Shema Yisrael

1326 Winton Rd. N

Rochester, NY 14609

For further information, contact Katie Boss at

To learn more about Israel bonds, visit for investment options, prospect uses and other information or call Hillary Lewis, registered representative, at 800-752-5653.


Photo by Allan MillerWhy Israel Bonds?

Buying an Israel bond is not charitable giving. It is an investment. Israel has never defaulted on payment of Israel bonds in its 62 years of existence. Each Israel bonds investment matters regardless of amount. When you bless Israel, you bless the world. Israel bonds help develop every aspect of Israel’s economy, such as desert cultivation, immigrant resettlement, new industry creation, export growth, as well as support a nation whose extraordinary innovations benefit the globe!

An Israel bond makes a great gift! Starting at $100, you can purchase a Mazol Tov gift bond for a wedding, a bar or bat mitzvah or a graduation. You can even give them as a donation for your congregation (May be tax deductable; speak to your tax advisor.). Finally, investing in Israel Bonds is smart! Although Israel bonds are not rated, Israel has received investment grade rating from S&P and the bonds are backed by Israel’s full faith and credit. In this global economic crisis, investing in Israel is good stewardship for those who love Israel and the Jewish people! For weekly rates and to order online, go to

Development corporation for Israel. This is not an offering which can only be made by prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing to fully evaluate the risks associated with investing in State of Israel bonds. Member FINRA