CARLY ZENKER FIRST PRIZE WINNER IN A NATIONAL COMPETITION

Carly Zenker, 16, granddaughter of former longtime Rockland resident Stephen Laub, won first prize in the national NFTY competition for designing a logo commemorating Israel’s 65th birthday. NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth, is the organized youth movement of Reform Judaism in North America. About 750 local youth groups affiliate themselves with the organization, comprising over 8,500 youth members.

Carly’s winning logo design will be featured on all NFTY brochures, stationery, marketing material, and clothing items (sweatshirts,t-shirts and hats, etc.). These items will be marketed, sold, and used nationally to promote activities with Israel during the 2013-2014 school years. Being the contest winner, Carly has also won a priority position on NFTY’s Israel Birthright Trip, and the possibility of monetary assistance towards her own personal trip to Israel.

She received the NFTY Honor Award for her logo design at NFTY conference in Los Angeles, in front of more than 1,000 attendees of the convention. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (New York) was a guest keynote speaker, honoring the many achievements of the NFTY Organization.