The Jewish Agency hosted the 54th annual US National Bible Contest this past Sunday at Yeshiva University in New York. The contest included 112 participants from throughout the United States in grades 6-11 who were selected from 240 students who took preliminary exams in their schools. All 112 participants received a free copy of Mitokh Ha’Ohel: Essays on the Weekly Parashah from the Rabbis and Professors of Yeshiva University
During the program, students were addressed by Rabbi David Horwitz, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva U., Mr. Arthur Sandman, Executive Vice President of the Jewish Agency, and Rabbi Neil Winkler of the Moriah School in Englewood.
Students competed in 4 Divisions – English Middle School, English High School, Hebrew Middle School, and Hebrew High School.
The top performers were as follows:
Hebrew High School
1. Asher Finkelstein YU High School for Boys
2. Dani Peyser Torah Academy of Bergen County (NJ)
3. Elisheva Friedman Reenas Bais Yaakov (NJ)
4. Benjamin Kepecs SAR High School (NY)
Hebrew Middle School
1. Asher Brenner YBH Hillel of Passaic, NJ Age: 13
2. Shira Orlian Yeshiva of Spring Valley – Bais Sara (Monsey, NY)
3. Miriam Waghalter Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy (LA)
4. Nechama Novick YBH Hillel
5. Tehila Kornwasser Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
English High School
1. Yael Goldschlag Montgomery Blair H.S. (Silver Spring, MD) Age: 14
2. Sarah Goodman Park Synagogue (Cleveland)
English Middle School
1. Lincoln Bernhard Minnetonka MS,, MN Age 14, Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN
2. Jacob Levine B’nai Jeshurun (Cleveland)
A photo of the first place winners is attached. The four of them will represent the US in the 2014 International Bible Quiz on Israeli Independence Day in Jerusalem.
A copy of the video questions that were asked in the final round appear below in a separate post.
Several Photos appear below. More photos appear under the Photos – תמונות Tab of our website.
The 4 first place winners – (from left) Asher Brenner, Lincoln Bernhard, Asher Finklestein, and Yael Goldschlag