Tzivos Hashem is running a worldwide competition for Jewish children to mark 30 years since the youth movement was established by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
‘The Power of Jewish Children’ features entries from children from around the world, who will compete for prizes totaling $30,000 cash and a trip to New York.
COLlive is showcasing some of the entries:
Eleven year old Mendel Kugel of Crown Heights has been playing the violin since he was five.
When he was seven, he saw that others liked his music too, and made them happy.
“Since then,” he says, “I try to go and play for sick people in hospitals, or the elderly in old-age homes, and on mivtzaim or for chesed organizations.”
Last Purim, Mendel stood outside 770 with his violin case open, playing and collecting tzedakah for a local organization, Keren Simchas Choson V’Kallah.
“That was some experience,” he says “especially in the cold outdoors!”
Mendel’s video submission shows how with his talent, he can accomplish amazing things, as he visits old age homes and hospital patients.
His brother, seven year old Avraham Kugel, has been playing the violin since he was six.
He shows his amazing talent in his video submission.
Mendel Kugel plays the violin
Avraham Kugel plays the violin
Voting on the top entries in the contest will begin Tuesday at www.powerofjewishchildren.com.