Over 800 girls were called to the stage today at the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos, held at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ.
The award ceremony, which immediately followed the Chidon final game show competition, celebrated the accomplishments of chayolim from around the world.
“Each of these kids is here because they devoted all of their free time over the past six months to learning Sefer Hamitzvos,” announced Rabbi Yehoshua Lustig, event MC and principal of Oholei Torah.
Three different awards were presented: Plaques were awarded to any chayol who earned at least a 70% on Thursday’s final test, finalists who earned at least an 85% received a medal. The highest honor, coveted trophies, were handed out to the highest-scoring chayolim in each grade: a total of 15 honored chayolim.
Chaya Mushka Labkowsky – Cheder Chabad Baltimore
Nechama Rochel Kagan – LEC Florida
Tzivia Osdoba – Bnos Menachem – Crown Heights
Sarah Chitrik – My Shliach, Istanbul, Turkey
Chana Weiss – Yeshiva Schools Pittsburgh
Batsheva Gansburg – Bais Rivkah, Crown Heights
Esther Rochel Mann – Bais Chaya Mushka, Toronto
Cherna Labkowsky – Cheder Chabad Baltimore
Simi Vaisfisch – Bais Rivkah Crown Heights
Yehudis Gruber – Lubavitch Senior Girls of London
Mussy Wilhelm – My Shliach, Burlington Vermont
Mirel Bruk – Bais Rivka Crown Heights
Nechama Schochet – Bais Chaya Mushka, Los Angeles, CA
Chaya Mushka Notik – Cheder Lubavitch, Chicago, IL
Mushka Altein – Yeshiva Schools Pittsburgh