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Jan 26th


Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2013

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2013

This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads, and many more inventive media to create their expression of Chanukah.

Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aspen, Aurora, Bow Mar, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Evergreen, Golden, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Morrison, Parker, Steamboat Springs, Thornton, Westminster.

The winning entries published in this week's Intermountain Jewish News are on display at Children’s Hospital Colorado through Thursday, Dec, 12.

Winners will be honored at a ceremony at Children’s Hospital Colorado, 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and friends are invited. RSVP: Larry Hankin, 303-861-2234 or

The November 22, 2013 Chanukah edition of the IJN also includes a complete listing of all Coloring Contest participants.

Entries were received from participants affiliated with a host of schools and synagogues.

Public, Private & Jewish Day Schools: Antelope Ridge Elementary, Bear Canyon Elementary, Black Forest Hills Elementary, Campus Middle School, Cherry Hills Village Elementary, Colorado Academy, Copper Mesa Elementary, Dakota Valley Elementary, DeVinny Elementary, Dry Creek Elementary, Fox Creek Elementary, Graland Country Day, Greenwood Elementary, High Plains Elementary, Holm Elementary, Home-schooled, Littleton Prep, Montessori School of Denver, Murphy Creek, Park Hill Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Red Rocks Elementary, Runyon Elementary, Saddle Ranch Elementary, Steamboat Springs Middle, Steele Elementary, Strawberry Park Elementary, The Logan School, The Odyssey School, Westgate Elementary, Wildcat Mountain Elementary, William Roberts Elementary, DAT, Denver Jewish Day School, Hillel Academy.

Synagogues & Temples: Aish Denver, Bais Menachem, Mesorah Learning Center (BMH-BJ), B’nai Chaim, Chabad of Aspen, DAT Minyan, Har Mishpacha (Steamboat Springs), HEA, Kehilas Bais Yisroel, Kohelet, Rodef Shalom, Temple Emanuel, Temple Sinai, The Sunday Experience, Zera Abraham.


1ST PLACE Chaya Rochel Heyman, Grade K, Hillel Academy

2ND PLACE Marley Furer, Grade 1, Cherry Hills Village/Emanuel

3RD PLACE TIE Elky Seidenfeld, Grade K, Hillel Academy


1ST PLACE Gabriel Clague, Grade 3, Hillel Academy

2ND PLACE TIE Michael Autry, Grade 3, Runyon Elementary • Eliana Lawrence, Grade 3, Hillel Academy

3RD PLACE Juliana Pepper, Grade 3, Bear Canyon Elemetary


1ST PLACE TIE Lauren Ehrlich, Grade 5, Steamboat Springs Middle School • Jenifer Engel, Grade 6, Campus Middle School • Tzofiah Nechama Fyzakov, Grade 5, Hillel Acdemy • Elinora Lowenthal, Grade 4, DAT

2ND PLACE TIE Lucy Foster, Grade 6, Lowry Elementary • Lila Rubin, Grade 4, Denver Day School

3RD PLACE Moshe Khalepari, Grade 4, DAT

For reproductions of the winning art as well as a complete listing of all participants, contact Carol at (303) 861-2234 or to order your copy of the IJN's Chanukah edition.

Copyright © 2013 by the Intermountain Jewish News

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 December 2013 12:02 )


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