By COLlive reporter
Photos by Chaya B. Photography
The four young winners of the “Power of Jewish Children” flew in to New York for the 34th annual gala Tzivos Hashem dinner on Monday December 8, at The Grand Prospect Hall and shared their achievement with 400 attendees and thousands of viewers online.
Tzivos Hashem, the largest Jewish Children’s organization worldwide inspires, enthralls and enriches the lives of Jewish children from all backgrounds giving them access to the wisdom and richness of their tradition and heritage.
Beginning with an elegant cocktail reception surrounded by an array of auction prizes, participants were soon ushered into the grand, landmark ballroom for the highlight of the event: The winners of the Power of Jewish Children Award.
The evening began with musical entertainment by Benny Friedman. Popular comedian Joel Chasnoff, who was the MC for the event, kept the audience laughing throughout the evening with his hilarious comedy bits and comic observations.
The event was sponsored by the Jacobson family in memory of their father, Reb Betzalel Jacobson, and grandfather, Reb Dovid Shmuel Parnes. Mendy J sang a song in tribute to his father and grandfather.
The winners of the Power of Jewish Children, whom presented and received their award at the dinner were:
* Proudly wearing a kippah and openly explaining his restrictions due to kashrut, Eitan Bernath appeared on the first ever kid’s episode of the Food Network’s popular cooking show “Chopped.”
* Caley Coughlan is a Friendship Circle volunteer who would participate in bowling activities with children with special needs.
* Mendel Minkowicz initiated a campaign to raise funds for a new Chabad Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, in memory of his mother Rashi Minkowicz OBM.
* Both Chloe Dahan and Jamie Zimmerman first attended a Friendship Circle San Diego special needs awareness workshop when they were just 10 and 11.
Tzivos Hashem recognized these four talented and committed youth who have and are continuing to make the world a better place, inspiring children and adults to use their talents to help and motivate others as well.
The winners, who each received a trophy, cash prizes for themselves and a charity of their choice and a set of Jewish books, are shining examples of how our youth are dedicating themselves in making the world a better place.
You can send a submission, nominate an individual or start a project now for the 6th annual Power of Jewish Children Award. For more information on the program please visit www.PowerofJewishChildren.com.