Animal Welfare Sermon Contest

The Torah and our traditions have many things to say about our responsibility to prevent the suffering of animals.

Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy announced our first ever Animal Welfare Sermon Contest in August. This was a two month long opportunity to compose and deliver a sermon focused on our responsibilities to animals through the lens of Jewish tradition and ethics.

Our submission period closed on October 31st. We are very excited to announce our winners and to share the amazing submissions below. 

We hope you will read all of the submissions below. Choosing the winners was very difficult due to the amazing submissions we received. 

Mazel Tov to our First Place Submissions! 

Rabbi David Baum

Rabbi Akiva Gersh

Congratulations to our Runner Up Submission!

Bat Mitzvah Abby Z.

Sermon Submissions – Mazel Tov and Thank you to all for your thoughtful words, writing, and the work you are doing to advocate for animals.

Leora Mallach

Lewis G. Regenstein

Rabbi Jessica Yarkin

Rabbi Marc Kline

Roberta Schiff

Suzanne Bring