Winners of Essay Contest Announced

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MERCAZ USA, MERCAZ Canada, and Women’s League announced the teen winners of the 2014 Masorti Scholarship Essay Contest. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women as Conservative rabbis, applicants wrote about Women in Zionism: Past & Present. Scholarships can be used toward any Conservative/Masorti program in Israel, such as Ramah, USY, or Nativ. First place went to Shari Boiskin (Cherry Hill, NJ), second to Maayan Amiran (Melville, NY), and third to Aliza Sherman (Millburn, NJ). Jackie Brenner (Maitland, FL) came in fourth and Jesse Gorman (Toronto, ON) came in fifth.