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Woodbridge day school students win international writing contests

Samuel Farbman

Doria Weiss

WOODBRIDGE – Two students at Ezra Academy recently were honored for their writing in two separate international writing contests.
Samuel Farbman, a fourth grader at the Woodbridge day school, was named a winner of Moment Magazine’s Publish-A-Kid writing contest for what judges described as his “wonderful and insightful” review of Steve Sheinkin’s book, “The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey.”
Eighth grader Doria Weiss was selected one of six finalists from among hundreds of entrants in the 2011 Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest. In response to the contest question asking entrants to write about their hero and how he or she exemplifies a core Jewish value, Weiss wrote about Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who risked her life to rescue Jewish children during the Holocaust. Farbman and Weiss were delighted to share their news with Ezra teachers Linda Berg and Debbie Roth, who encouraged them to write their winning entries.

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