After a long day of fun on Thursday, the excitement continued for finalists of the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos. Contestants started the day with davening in 770 before having a filling breakfast with their teammates. A trip to ice skating followed, then bowling and a pizza lunch. Boys were picked up in double-decker buses and taken to Klein’s Ice Cream before coming back to Crown Heights to prepare for Shabbos.
Friday night was spent with host families in Crown Heights, and Shabbos morning began another inspiring, fun-filled day of the Chidon Shabbaton. Boys met in 770 for Chassidus and mezonos, then Shacharis and time in the Rebbe’s house. Afterward all Chidon contestants enjoyed a big meal together in Oholei Torah with chayusdike singing and divrei Torah, lead by Rabbi Shimon Rivkin, Director of Cteen International.
Chidon skits were created by each team after lunch, incorporating mitzvos from the Yahadus books that contestants have been studying for months. Points were given to each team based on their performances’ creativity and content. After shalosh seudos and seder niggunim, contestants headed back to their host families for a good night’s’ sleep— it will be needed to prepare for the culmination of the Chidon Shabbaton on Sunday: the grand game show competition!