Public Speaking Contest


31st Annual Public Speaking Contest



March 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver


Who is Eligible:
Students in grades 4-7 from across the Lower Mainland.



  • What is your favorite Jewish holiday and why?
  • Describe a family member or someone from Jewish history and tell us why you admire them.
  • Israel is often described as the “start-up nation”.  Name something invented in Israel and discuss how you think it has made a difference to people’s lives.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle are terms used to describe how people protect the environment.  Tell us about two Jewish values that you feel are connected to environmental protection.
  • Do you think that it is the responsibility of Jewish celebrities to speak out about Jewish causes?  Why or why not?
  • The words tzedekah (charity) and tzedek (justice) come from the same Hebrew root.  Discuss what you think are the connections between these two words? 
  • If you only had time to visit one city in Israel which city would it be and why?
  • Should the world hold the IDF (Israeli Army) to a higher standard than any other military?
  • There is a Jewish concept of B’Tzelem Elohim, that we are created in G-d’s image.  There are many different understandings of this concept, from the way we treat others to the way we present ourselves physically and emotionally.  What does this concept mean to you and how does it affect the way you behave?
  • Topic of your choice.




Click here for our FAQ. For further questions please contact Sarah Berger at or 604.257.5100.