Community Relations Council’s 3rd Annual Israel Poster Contest for first through 12th graders

by | Feb 23, 2015 | What’s Happening

Leo Kamer, 2014 Poster Contest winner, with Harry Graber, UJFT executive vice president.

Leo Kamer, 2014 Poster Contest winner, with Harry Graber, UJFT executive vice president.

Deadline for submission: Monday, March 2, 4:30 pm

Students throughout Tidewater are eligible to participate in United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council’s third annual Israel Poster Contest.

Each student should choose one fact from the list below to serve as the poster’s theme. Posters are to be submitted on an 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper and be hand drawn (not computer generated) using only pencil, crayon, marker or 2-D collage. Names should not be visible on the front of the poster, but must be included along with age, grade, school, email address and phone number on the back. Submissions must be delivered to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive in Virginia Beach.

All posters will be displayed in the Simon Family JCC Cardo March 9 through March 27. The community will be asked to vote in person for their favorite. Finalists will then be posted online and the community will be asked to vote electronically in early April for their favorite. During viewing and voting, the artists’ names will be hidden.

The winning poster will be announced on Yom Ha’Atzmaut on April 23 and will be professionally framed and hang permanently at the Sandler Family Campus. Attendees of the community Israel Festival on Sunday, May 17 will receive a copy of the winning poster.

For more information, contact Robin Mancoll, director, Community Relations Council, at

Cool Facts About Israel 2015
• More than 500 million birds, more than 230 species, fly in Israeli air space on yearly migrations between Europe, western Asia and Africa.
• Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as “conflict free.” Israeli shekels have braille markings on them so the blind can identify them easily.
• One-third of Israelis are volunteers.
• Israel leads the world in the percentage of plastic bottles it recycles.
• Israel has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.
• Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than almost any country in the world.
• The country has the most Bauhaus and International Style buildings in the world, some 4,000 in total.
• Israel has 137 official beaches (but just under 170 miles of coastline).
• Haifa has one of the smallest subway systems in the world with only 1.1 miles of track and only four carriages.
• Israel was recently named the World’s 5th Most Innovative Country, by Bloomberg’s Global Innovation Index.
• 90% of Israeli homes use solar power to heat their water. • Groundbreaking Israeli technology may soon make it possible for cell phones to diagnose disease.
• There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel.