In 2019, the Amirim program launched a socially oriented essay contest. Twice each semester, students in the program are invited to submit their academic papers, which are then evaluated by a committee of their peers. The winning essay is awarded a prize of 1,000 shekels, to be donated by its author to a social organization of his or her choice.
The winning essay in the first contest was "The Heroes of Our Time: Perceptions of Active and Passive Roles in Homosexual Sex - Osher Sabag's Performance as a Study Case," by Asaf Roth (class of 2019). Asaf chose to donate the prize money to the Ma'avarim organization. For more details, click here.
The winning essay in the second contest was "Shefita's Performance as Blasphemy," by Talia Vekshtein (class of 2019). Talia chose to donate the prize money to the Lissan organization. For more details, click here.
The third essay contest will take place in the winter semester of the 2019/20 academic year. Details to follow!