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.
Beautiful. I especially enjoyed Oifn pripitchek and shalom Aleichem. I teach violin in Queens and Long Island, and especially Yiddish and Hebrew melodies. Bravo!
You are so very talented and decent and kind. Good combination. Your favorite aunt. (That should keep you guessing…)
Way to go mendel. All the Leaf’s are so proud of you!
mendel played hi violin on visiting day at camp gan yisreal montreal i think
you play so nisely!!!!!!!!!
das what im talkin about
expect nothing less from my 2 little brothers 🙂
knock em dead!
ur secret admirer
(c o lllllll)
Hey guys that so beautiful
you make me so proud (even though i’m not your mother)
thats my aunts brothers’
Eh, who cares. you allready won the ultimate competition – The CGI MONTREAL TALENT NIGHT…
If your a Mendel fan… http://cgimontreal.com/photos/default.asp?id=549&imageid=24444
May you win this one also – Amen!
From: Avrohom the camara dude!
very very nice, keep it up
so young and such talent!!!
very very nice
and be proud to be human being!
i spy mussie shemtov 😉
you boys are a pride to the whole family! how beautiful! and you are mesameiach so many people!
keep using your talent to make people happy!!!!!!