Win a family trip to Israel!


Returning the Sparks Foundation and Delta Airlines have partnered to create a contest for families with children ages 7-17, with a grand prize of four round-trip airplane tickets to Israel and $5,000 in spending money.

Several New England communities, including the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, along with the Consulate General of Israel to New England are sponsoring the contest, which aims to create connections to Israel through shared family history, values, innovation and art.  In addition, the Jewish Alliance will celebrate local submissions with an extra bonus.

Families with at least one child ages 7-17 can apply by submitting a video of up to 5 minutes long or an essay or poem of up to 500 words. Each submission must answer one of the following questions: How does your family successfully integrate both tradition and innovation, like Israel and Israelis? How does Israel inspire you to make your dreams possible?

Creativity is encouraged, and there are also optional questions to answer.

Each community will choose its winners, who will go on to be judged for the grand prize. In the greater Rhode Island community, the top three winners will also receive a prize from the Jewish Alliance, with the top prize being an additional $1,000 toward a trip.

For contest details, go to, or contact Elihay Skital, Israeli shaliach (emissary), at

The grand-prize winner will be announced on May 5, which is Yom ha-Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

Submitted by Larry Katz, (, director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.