Over 900 boys were called to stage at the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos finale game show event on Sunday, 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. The 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 17 honored chayolim.
Mordechai Rivkin – My Shliach, New Orleans, LA
Shmuel Fischer – Oholei Torah, Crown Heights
Tzvi Shechter – Cheder Lubavitch Chicago
Mendel Mishulovin – My Shliach, Portland, Oregon
Yehuda Hertzel – Oholei Menachem, Postville Iowa
Koppel Silberberg – Cheder Lubavitch Chicago
Chaim Yehoshua Brenenson – Lubavitch Yeshiva Crown Heights
Nissim Chai Yarmush – Hebrew Academy Tampa Bay
Levi Yitzchok Shechter – Cheder Lubavitch Chicago
Levi Bitton – Tzivos Hashem Vancouver
Menachem Mendel Zirkind – Cheder Lubavitch Chicago
Avrohom Nelkin – Cheder Chabad Toronto
Mendel Zaklos – My Shliach, Vacaville, CA
Yechiel Michel Wolf – Lubavitch Educational Center, Miami, Florida
Avrohom Wolvovsky – Oholei Torah, Crown Heights
Menachem Mendel Rimler – Lubavitch Yeshiva Crown Heights
Sholom Shur – Yeshiva Schools Pittsburgh