Registration open for 2016

May 29, 2015
Registration is now open for the 2016 US National Chidon HaTanach.  Please visit http://goo.gl/forms/l0dguoj34q to register your school.
 
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Media Roundup of 2015 Chidon

May 8, 2015

With the 2015 Chidon behind us, I am posting links to news articles about this year’s Chidon.  If you know of any other links, please send them to me.

  • Cleveland Jewish News article about Spencer Kawalek’s performance in US National Chidon
  • Jewish Link article about Ben Kepecs’ performance in International Chidon
  • Jewish Link article about Tehila Kornwasser’s performance in International Chidon
  • Philadelphia Jewish Exponent article about Noah Notis’ performance in US National Chidon
  • Jewish Standard article about performance in US National Chidon
  • Jewish Link article about performance of several Teaneck, NJ, contestants in US National Chidon
  • Jewish Link editorial praising the consistent success of New Jersey youth in the Chidon

Israeli Chief Rabbi Addresses US Chidon Finals

May 5, 2015

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau sent video greeting to the Chidon finalists and recorded a question for the finalists.  You can view the video at http://1drv.ms/1zy2OsY.  Finalists had the opportunity to answer the question via text message.


Chidon Finals Take Place in NY

May 3, 2015

Congratulations to today’s winners:

English 6-11

  1. Spencer Kawalek, Bnai Jeshurun (Pepper Pike, OH)
  2. Caleb Gitlitz, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
  3. Eliana Sokoler, Temple Aliyah (CA)
  4. Ryan Joseph, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Hebrew Middle School

1. Avi Rybak, YBH of Passaic

2. Jacob Miller, Hillel Torah Day School

3. Uriel Simpson, Yeshivat Noam; Esther Guelfguat, RYNJ; Ephraim Helfgot, Yavneh Academy (tie)

6. Zushy Vigler, Crown Heights

Hebrew High School:

  1. Noah Notis, Kohelet Yeshiva High School
  2. Batya Vigler, Crown Heights
  3. Shlomi Helfgot, TABC; Nechama Novick, Bruriah
  4. Ilan Sasson, SAR High School
  5. Shira Orlian, Bais Yaakov of Monsey
  6. Elad Jesselsohn, Maimonides School (Brookline)

The 1st-Place winners plus Jacob Miller will be the 4 Americans who represent us in the International Chidon in 2016.  Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners on the tremendous knowledge that they accumulated!

The 4 champions who will be going to Israel next year pose with Rabbi Frazer and Lerone Edalati.  From left: Spencer Kawalek, Jacob Miller, Avi Rybak, and Noah Notis

The 4 champions who will be going to Israel next year pose with Rabbi Frazer and Lerone Edalati. From left: Spencer Kawalek, Jacob Miller, Avi Rybak, and Noah Notis