A contest was held at JETS in California, to ecourage the bochurim to learn Tanya by heart. For every four pages learned, the participant was entered in to a raffle to win an iPod Nano.
Many of the students took to the contest with great enthusiasm, some even booking appointments and begging to be next to learn after seder, some nights the learning continued until midnight.
The contest was a great succes, with 11 bochurim learning all 12 chapters by heart.
The 11 bochurim to complete the entire Tanya by heart are: Mendy Trappler, Saadia Liberow, Yosef Bar Chaim, Shimshon Schwartz, Zalmen Serabranski, Yisroel Zalmenov, Sruli Rubinstien, Mendy Perl, Dovid Litvin, Nosson Bensusan and Shmueli Morgenstien.
The winner of the iPod Nano was Habochor Hatomim Shimshon Schwartz.