Viewing Information for DIASPORA and INTERNATIONAL Contests in Israel

April 17, 2015
As we prepare for the US Chidon, the Diaspora Chidon and International Chidon are taking place in Israel this week.  I received the following notice regarding their online broadcasts (bear in mind that the US East Coast is 7 hours behind Israel, West Coast is 10 hours behind):
Direct viewing of the Diaspora and World Bible Quizzes
Yesterday we held the first stage of the Bible Quiz, where the contestants answered a written exam and the 16 contestants with the highest score will participate in the Bible Quiz on Independence Day, held at the Jerusalem Theater in the presence of the Prime Minister of Israel (the quiz will be broadcast live on Channel 1 of Israel Television).
The 16 contestants with the next highest scores will participate in the Diaspora Quiz, to be held in the presence of the Mayor of Netanya.
The Diaspora  Quiz will be held on Monday, 1 Iyar, 20 April, 2015, at the Dora Community Center, 35 Nachum Street, Netanya, at 18:00 Israel time.
For direct viewing, click:
The World Bible Quiz for Jewish Youth will be broadcast on Independence Day, Thursday, 4 Iyar, 23 April, 2015, at 11:00 Israel time.
For direct viewing, click:

Registration Open for National Finals

March 15, 2015

By now, all schools have received a list of their students who qualified for the National Finals.  If you are a student who qualified for the National Finals, you can register here.

As a reminder, the contest will be held at Manhattan Day School (310 West 75th Street, New York, NY 10023) on Sunday, May 3rd from 9 AM to 3 PM. Registration will begin at 9 AM, and the opening assembly will begin at 9:30 AM. Your parents are welcome to attend the day’s program but will be required to remain outside of the testing areas during the written exam. The event should conclude by 3PM.

See you there!

2015 Video Contest at Chidon Finals

March 15, 2015

Once again this year,we will be holding a video contest alongside the US Chidon National Finals.  Each SCHOOL can submit one video.   Rules and information for the contest are in an online document at   The audience at the 2015 Chidon National Finals will vote on the winning video.

The students who produce the winning school video will be presented with a plaque for “Best School Video.”  You can watch the submissions from last year’s video contest at

I look forward to viewing your videos!

International Chidon for Adults Takes Place in Jerusalem

December 24, 2014

The International Chidon for Adults took place in Jerusalem on the 8th night of Chanukkah.  Congratulations to American Alexander Heppenheimer on placing 2nd in the world!  The entire event can be viewed on Youtube


Information About Chidon HaTanach for Adults

December 19, 2014

On Sun. Nov. 30th, a US National Bible Contest for Adults took place in New York.  A tape-delay of the event was broadcasted by ShalomTV/JBS, and complete video of the event has been posted on their Youtube Channel.  Read about it in the NJ Jewish News.

The International Chidon Finals for Adults will take place this Tues., 12/23, at 6PM Israel time (11AM in the US East Coast) and will be streamed by Israeli Channel 1 & Israeli Educational TV.  The event should be added to the Israeli Educational TV YouTube Channel and archived there.

Best of luck to the Americans who will be competing in the International Finals!


US Chidon for Adults champion Yair Shahak (center) flanked by Alexander Heppenheimer (left) and Cantor Avraham Horovitz (right), who tied for 2nd place.

Date and Location Announced for 2015 Chidon Finals

October 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce the details for this year’s finals in May.

The National Finals in both languages will take place in New York, on Sunday May 3, 2015, from 9 AM to 3 PM, at Manhattan Day School and will cover the entire Syllabus, including parts that were not included on the earlier exams.

For the complete schedule of this year’s exams, see the Schedule

Free Tickets Available for US Chidon for ADULTS on Thanksgiving Weekend in New York

October 27, 2014

The US national finals of the Bible Contest for Adults will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2014/8 Kislev 5775
2 PM at West Side Institutional Synagogue
120 West 76th St., New York, NY 10023

The Winner and Runner Up Will Compete in the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem on Hanukkah.
The event will include a musical performance

Tickets are required. You can sign up for free tickets at

The Chidon for Adults has no formal affiliation with our Chidon for Youth, but we are happy to see Chidonim promote Tanach study for people of all ages.  For more information about the Chidon for Adults, visit their website.


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