Tzivos Hashem, now in its 30th year, was established upon the urging of the
Lubavitcher Rebbe, in order to put every Jewish child under 13 years of age on the forefront of making the world a place where goodness and kindness prevail.
Since its inception, Tzivos Hashem has become a global movement, using books, magazines, youth groups, contests, workshops and world-wide rallies via the internet to educate and inspire over a million children who have joined to usher in a new era of good.
Through its unique ranking system, where children join the Torah army and ascend from Sergeants and Colonels to Generals, Tzivos Hashem has become one of the largest Jewish member organizations in the world.
To mark this special date the organization launched a worldwide “Power of Jewish Children” competition comprised of 3 categories:
Heart: This Chesed Award is for an exceptional act of kindness for another. It can be a project for charity or another mitzvah involving someone else.
Hand: This Performance Award is for the best display of talent. It can be playing a musical instrument, a personally written story or poem, artwork, a comedy skit or singing (singing for boys only).
Head: This Achievement Award is for exceptional studies, researching and writing about something important or mastering a difficult concept.
Participating children – ages 5 to Bar/Bat Mitzvah (12 for girls and 13 for boys) – have the chance to win valuable cash prizes for the non-profit organization of their choice. The kids will receive half their prize money in cash and half in a gift of Jewish books.
1st prize: $5,000 towards a non-profit Jewish institution; plus $2,500 for the winner.
2nd prize: $2,500 towards the winner?s school or favorite organization; plus $1,250 for the winner.
3rd prize: $1,000 towards thee winner?s school or favorite organization; plus $500 for the winner.
The 10 finalists of each category will all receive $100 each, an award certificate and a Family Pack of 6 tickets to the Jewish Children’s Museum.
The first 1,000 contestants will receive 2 tickets each to the Jewish Children?s Museum and an award certificate.
A panel of judges will select 10 finalists in each of the 3 categories. The general public will vote on these 30 winning entries via PowerofJewishChildren.com from November 16th until December 16th.
3 finalists from each category will be chosen by the general public as well as by the judges on a 50/50 basis.
The top 3 finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the Tzivos Hashem Anniversary Dinner and Concert with Avraham Fried on January 16th and will be eligible for more prizes.
The 9 finalists will be required to showcase their talent at the concert, either in person or by video. The final winner in each category will be selected by a panel of judges.
DEADLINE: Monday, November 15th, Ches Kislev. All submissions must be uploaded to PowerofJewishChildren.com and accompanied by a completed application form.