Ve’ahavta is once again holding our Creative Writing Contest for the Homeless. This is a very beautiful program. We ask people living on or near the street to write a literary piece — be it a biography, critique, poetry — which they submit to be judged by some very high profile judges in the writing industry.
Would like to donate one of the awards for the contest? Every year we give out cash prizes to the winners. The top prize of $1,000 is sponsored by Kernel’s Popcorn. We are also delighted that Ryerson contributes a free course as part of the top prize. Please consider donating an award which will go directly to the winners. You will receive a receipt for the donation. Your options are:
Once again this is a beautiful program and offers an opportunity for many people living on or near the street to express their creativity and experiences. This is very much in sync with the Jewish approach to tikun olam (repairing the world), as Judaism speaks about the development of the heart and soul as a way of making our world a better place.