Over 1,000 girls participated in the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos East Coast Regional Trip this week. Organized by Rabbi Shimmy and Mrs. Zelda Weinbaum and the Chidon team, the fun-filled trip and mega Hakhel celebration was a culmination for the girls of months of hard work, perseverance, and determination.
The day began with a beautiful davening in 770 led by Mrs. Blumi Mishulovin, Bnos Menachem base commander, followed by a Chayusdike rally.
The girls then made their way to Newark Symphony Hall for a grand Hakhel concert featuring Benny Friedman and Eli Marcus with music by the Chony Milecki band. The energy and chayus was electric as the girls sang and danced to the Chidon theme song.
Representatives from each school were called to the stage to showcase their knowledge of the Mitzvos they learned through an exciting game show. The concert and game show were produced by Dovid Weinbaum of DW Productions and Chidon HQ Staff. Following the concert, the girls went bowling and enjoyed supper together with their divisions.
The time spent on the buses was equally fun as the girls took the opportunity to say Chitas, farbreng, sing and make new friends. Arriving at American Dream Mall, base commanders and head counselors ran spontaneous Hakhel rallies in the rain before entering the water park – making a big Kiddush Lubavitch. The girls were thrilled to take over the water park and they were accompanied by music, singing and cheering.
The day ended on a high with girls feeling energized and ready to go home “to start on the next book”!
Don’t miss the Grand Finale at 1:45 PM ET: The Girls’ Chidon Finale Event will broadcast live online, celebrating thousands of girls who have been studying Sefer Hamitzvos, featuring Benny Friedman and Eli Marcus accompanied by the Chony Milecki band. Live on COLlive.com.
A special thank you to:
Rabbi Shimmy and Mrs. Zelda Weinbaum
Levi, Mushky, Tzivi & Yankel Weinbaum
Mrs. Laya Slavin
Rabbi Levi Hillel
Off Site Directors & Logistics – Levi Parnas & Mendel Wolowik
Chidon HQ – Peretz Lazaroff, Naftoli Rapoport, Chaya Gutnick, Nechama Zukin, Rachel Vofchuk, Tziry Plotkin
Directors on Site – Bracha Naparstek, Bryna Horvitz, Mushky Levitansky, Yael Conway
KHK Directors on Site – Mushky Weinbaum, Mrs. Sara Piekarski
KHK Head Runner- Chaya Mushka Lipskier
Food – Dovi Brickman, Levi Weinbaum
Photographer – Rebecca Howard
Safety Coordinators & EMT – Rabbi Zalmy Kudan, Hatzalah of New Jersey, Adina Goldfarb, Batsheva Goldreich
Chidon is the best thing that happened to for our kids
I had the privilege of being a head staff member during this year’s chidon trip. The hard work that goes in, to make the most stupendous trip, is remarkable. These girls are so lucky they have this experience, it’s truly unforgettable.
We have the Zchus to be Shluchim in far off Australia and want to take this opportunity the once again thank Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum for his endless energy and true dedication to his Shlichus who together with his family have given us a channel to connect to our Rebbe in a real way. Our Rebbe trailblazed the use of excitement to further Yidishkeit at every turn, much to the pushback of small minds who knew no better. Today its clear as day how connected and educated our chilren are as a direct result of TH and particulery of the Chidon.… Read more »
Thank you for the chidon experience that keeps our kids busy with important learning most of the year! This will bring Moshiach!
Go Kol Hatorah Kulo!!!!!!
They worked so hard and they loved the trip. Ty to everyone involved.