The contest has been in the memory of two people, one in the US and one in Israel. Chuck Simpson, z"l, was the husband of Amy Wasser-Simpson, the staff person in Seattle who has been active in the partnership for many years. Netanel Peretz was the son of Yossi (and Edit) Peretz, from Kiryat Malachi. The Peretzs have opened their home to many people from the States in the spirit of partnership.
Here are some of the top pictures for you to enjoy!
The above picture took first place in Israel. It was drawn by a 6th grade student form Har-El school in Kiryat Malachi. He wrote the word "Shutfut" ("partnership" in Hebrew) and inside each letter drew pictures of people in costume from different parts of the world.
This picture was drawn by Ashlyn, a 5th grader at Pardes Jewish Day School in Phoenix.
This picture, by Joss, a 5th grader in Jess Schwartz school in Phoenix.,shows the 3 US communities and Israel together. The airplane banner says, "No matter where you are in the world, we are all partners."
This picture is by Leah, a 6th grader at the Seattle Hebrew Academy
This picture is by a Nitzan student from Hof Ashkelon
This picture is byNatalie, a 6th grader at the Tucson Hebrew Academy.
"Love your neighbor as yourself. That is the main message of the Torah.
The picture was drawn by Shahar at Netzach Yisrael in Kiryat Malachi.
"Hand and hand together all the way on the path"
Shani from Hofim in Hof Ashkelon drew this picture.
Seattle picture connecting Seattle and Israel as partners
Drawn by Izzy, a 5th grader at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle
Katrin, a 6th grader from Har El (in Kiryat Malachi) drew this picture, where children and adults work together in partnership to build a garden.
Zevi, a 2nd grader from Tucson, drew this Picasso-esque picture. At the bottom, you can see he wrote "Am Yisrael Chai" in Hebrew.
This picture was drawn by Hannah, a 4th grader at the East Valley Jewish Day School
The above picture is by Hannah, a 4th grader at Temple Beth Am, Seattle
"Partnership makes the world a nicer place."
by Noi in Kohav Michael, Hof Ashkelon
"Your friends can raise you up."
By Ariel, a 6th grader in Hofim School, Hof Ashkelon