Congratulations to the 2018 Chetner Essay Winner – Alon Faitelis
“Does International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital help the prospects for peace in the Middle East?”
- 2018 First Prize Essay ” I, Me, Mine: A Historical Perspective on International Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital” written by Alon Faitelis (U of T)
The Norman Silver Sports Leadership Awards Fund celebrates the achievements of athletes who exemplify the true meaning of team spirit and sportsmanship by serving as a leader and role model for others. A plaque recognizing annual recipients is displayed proudly at the Calgary Jewish Centre.
Most Recent Awards:
2018 Cathy Cole (Calgary Rocky Mountain Chai Catchball Team)
2017 – Zach Chulsky ( S.W. Bulldogs)
2016 — Jonah Steinberg (Nordic Ski Club)
2015 – Samuel Eisenberg (Maccabi Canada Basketball)
2014 – Ayden Gelfand (Henry Wise Wood High School Football)
2013 – Jordan Balaban (Maccabi Canada Basketball)
Chetner Essay deadline coming up May 18th
2018 ESSAY TOPIC:
Does International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital help the prospects for peace in the Middle East?
Participants are expected to present an arguable opinion on this topic. The goal is to convince the reader that one’s opinion is valid and worth pursuing. Ideas need to be carefully examined and arguments fully developed in logical sequence. Essays will be assessed by different judges based on the following criteria: Use of Language and Focus; Utilization of Facts and Historical Events; Argument Development; Overall Persuasiveness.
First Prize is $2,700 – Second Prize is $1,800 – Third Prize is $900