The fun never stops for chayolim attending the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos 5778 in Crown Heights.
Chayolim started off their second Shabbaton day like Chassidim—with a spirited davening. Then chayolim prepared for a trip to the Ohel, to give nachas to the Rebbe. “Listening to the chayolim prepare to tell the Rebbe about what they’ve achieved was heartwarming,” says director Goldie Ohana.
With renewed chayus, chayolim loaded the buses and continued on their day. While the older grades packed up from Split Rock Resort, grades 4-5 met in Bais Rivkah for an energizing breakfast. After an inspiring trip to the Ohel grades four and five went bowling with unlimited drinks, snacks and a pizza lunch, chayolim had a great time. “I want Chidon to happen more than once a year!” exclaimed camper Tzivi Stolik.
Chayolim were then dropped at their hosts in Crown Heights so that they could begin preparing for Shabbos.
“These kids have worked incredibly hard to make it this far,” says Tzivos Hashem employee Esther Zucker. “They deserve all this and more!”
Tomorrow morning is the grand Chidon Event —the highlight of the Shabbaton. Taking place in the beautiful Kings Auditorium on Flatbush Avenue, the program is packed with a special video presentation, performances, the long awaited game show, and the awards ceremony for all the chayolim who were a part of the Chidon.
“The Chidon is about learning the Rambam’s sefer and familiarizing ourselves with the 613 mitzvos,” says Chayolei Tzivos Hashem director, Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum. “The trips and fun and Shabbaton—they’re extra. What the chayolim have learned and will showcase at the game show tomorrow—that’s the real thing.”
Tickets to take part in the Chidon event are still available for women and girls. To purchase, visit chidon613.com