In places like Windsor, Canada; Amersfoort, Holland; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and Kenosha, Wisconsin, girls are getting back into the swing of normal life. Just one week ago, the finalists from various school across the globe were celebrating at the Chidon Shabbaton 5778.
But as life for the girls calms down and they return to their homes, Chidon Headquarters is anything but quiet. Today, more than 850 boys are on their way to Crown Heights for their own Chidon Shabbaton.
“The amount that these students learned—the hours invested in following the Rebbe’s hora’a that every man, woman, and child learn Sefer Hamitzvos—is astounding,” says Chayolei Tzivos Hashem director, Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum.
“The girls Chidon was incredible and we are excited about welcoming the boys!” Esther Zucker, director of communications, explained. “These chayolim earned every part of the packed weekend we planned for them. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime.”
Last week, energy in the room was electric as the girls took the stage for the Chidon game show. And now, with just a few days until the boys’ event, tickets are selling out!
The boys’ Shabbaton had an attendance of over 500 chayolim last year. This year, the Crown Heights community will host 850 boys. What’s on the agenda for these hard-working chayolim? You’ll just have to wait and find out.
Doors open 10:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Kings Performance Hall in Flatbush. Can’t make it live? Join us virtually by logging on to Chabad.org/chidon.