Apr 9, 2013
Girl Wins, Gives Away Prize

Chaya Mushka Gopin, daughter of the Shluchim in Lugansk, won a large contest of the Jewish Agency, but gave away the grand prize.

By COLlive reporter

Chaya Mushka Gopin of Lugansk, Ukraine, was declared the winner of the competition "Jerusalem - the center of the Jewish nation," sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Education.

Hundreds of students from 40 Jewish schools across the Former Soviet Union took part in the learning marathon that had them compete to be a finalist in their school, then participating in a national test.

12 students from Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the Baltic states made it to the 3 hour final round which was held in Kiev, where they were challenged once more to show their knowledge of Jerusalem's rich history and meaning.

After rigorous testing with oral and written questions, the judges announced Gopin as the first place winner. She is a student of Jewish Day School Beit Menachem - Or Avner Chabad in Lugansk, run by her parents, Shluchim Rabbi Shalom and Chana Gopin.

But the young Shlucha amazed the judges and audience even further when she gave up her prize - a flight ticket to Israel - to the runner-up, a Jewish girl from Odessa who had never been to the Holy land.



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1
WOW
true chasida
(4/9/2013 8:53:25 PM)
2
Growing up on Shluchis
One can gain a giving nature. Kol Hakovod!
(4/9/2013 8:56:21 PM)
3
o my o my
my kids would never never do that. kol hakovod!!!
(4/9/2013 9:06:15 PM)
4
we can all learn from her behavior
we should all learn to be a giver not a taker.

kol hakovad.

Kiddush Hashem
(4/9/2013 9:11:14 PM)
5
just wondering
has she ever been to israel before herself?
(4/9/2013 9:15:19 PM)
6
Wow!
Wow!!!
(4/9/2013 9:51:20 PM)
7
wow
may we all be zoceh to go to Eretz Yisroel with Moshiach NOW
(4/9/2013 10:03:56 PM)
8
wow!
What a Kiddush Hashem!
(4/9/2013 10:11:16 PM)
9
What a kidush HaShem and Kidush Lubavitch
(4/9/2013 10:42:55 PM)
10
wow!
kol hakavod!
(4/9/2013 11:13:36 PM)
11
Very touching!
True nachas! Her parents must be very proud.
(4/10/2013 1:42:40 AM)
12
this is a kiddush hashem
(4/10/2013 2:59:20 AM)
13
Wow!
this touched my heart!
(4/10/2013 4:58:04 AM)
14
To #3
Please, please, never say never. These things become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Your kids possess a Jewish soul. For sure they could do such a thing.
(4/10/2013 6:17:46 AM)
15
Whoa!!
What an incredible girl!! You can tell from this story that her parents are such mentchen to have raised someone like that and I wish them a sach nachas from Chaya Mushka!
(4/10/2013 7:06:38 AM)
16
very sweet =)
(4/10/2013 7:45:43 AM)
17
wow!
may you always be blessed and be a light to everyone! so inspired to see such a kind mitzvah
(4/10/2013 9:54:45 AM)
18
sooo proud!
love you chaya!
your cousin
(4/10/2013 12:02:15 PM)
19
nice
its so good to hear that we have very nice children G-D will bless her with 100 times more what a mitzvah
(4/10/2013 1:07:20 PM)
20
TO NUMBER3
I wouldn't be proud of that. It all comes from what the child sees at home. If your child sees parents who are giving and a bit selfless they accept that as the normal way of life. It's never too late to teach them (naturally, by example)
(4/10/2013 2:50:01 PM)
21
amazing girl
wow, im so tuached, this is true ahavas yisroel
(4/10/2013 6:18:43 PM)
22
:)
such nice ahavas yisroel. nachas!
(4/10/2013 6:34:32 PM)
23
Wow!
I don't think I'd be able to give it up, and I've been there before! I love Israel! Kol Hakavod!
(4/10/2013 6:39:27 PM)
24
Rosie
What a special girl, If there were more like you moshiach will be here.
(4/10/2013 9:27:53 PM)
25
wow
wow thats so nice!
i don't think i would be able to do something like that
(4/11/2013 3:21:27 AM)
26
love you chaya!!!!!
you are amazing!!!!
(4/11/2013 5:06:16 PM)
27
wow
Chaya Mushka, you are an amazing role model to us all. Kol Hakavod!!
(4/21/2013 9:55:52 PM)
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