Be a shamash contest

Be a shamash contest

The Book Meshuggenahs are thrilled to announce their second annual Be a Shamash Contest, which will run through November 18, 2021. This contest is inspired by the words of Rabbi David Wolpe, who said: “The Shamash is the candle that lights the others. Be a Shamash.”

To enter, email a photo and a few words about how you are being a Shamash to The contest is open to children of all ages.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a basket of autographed books written by Book Meshuggenah authors. Second and third prizes also to be presented. All entries will receive a certificate of participation.

Please include your name, age, grade, school, and hometown. Schools are encouraged to enter. By sending a photo, you are giving permission for The Book Meshuggenahs to share it on social media and press materials. Celebrate your kindnesses and inspire others to help heal the world and Be a Shamash.

The Book Meshuggenahs group is a resource for the Jewish community, providing and promoting high quality, diverse, Jewish-themed children’s books, educational resources, and opportunities, including two annual free contests for children and adults to share their creativity and good deeds. For more information and to see past “Be a Shamash” contest winners, visit