Chidon Participants Honored at Harkham Hillel
Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy’s honors Tanach students who participated in the annual Chidon HaTanach, an international Bible competition for Jewish youth from around the world.
Lead by Zippi Klein, Hillel utilizes the Chidon program in a unique way as the culmination of our Mikra curriculum. The rigorous course requires a commitment of several hours a day, both in and out of school, and a lot of perseverance! Approximately 550 students in Grades 6-11 participated in the USA Chidon HaTanach this year. 19 Hillel students qualified for the national competition held at Yeshiva University in New York. They were joined by 200 other students from around the country who all share a love for Tanach and an insatiable drive to learn more.
With the largest contingent of students from the West Coast, the Hillel team shined with five students finishing amongst the top 15. The winners of this national competition represent America at the international Chidon HaTanach Ha’Olami, held annually in Israel on Yom Ha’Atzmaut.