2014 National Bible Contest Held in Toronto

Winners to Represent Toronto and Montreal Next Year in Jerusalem

From May 11th to 13th the 2014 the National Bible Contest was held in Toronto. The Bible contest (Chidon Hatanach) is co-sponsored by The UJA Federation’s Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, The Bronfman Jewish Education Centre and  Jewish National Fund. This contest offers students a chance to study Torah from a selection of chapters and compete within their age cohort to represent their schools. There are three divisions: grades 5 and 6; grade 7 and 8 ; grade 9 through 11 in both day and supplementary schools across the GTA.

Pictured above are the winners (from left to right):  Hatan Hatanach Canada: Ryan Ripsman - TanenbaumCHAT, Kimel – Toronto; Sgan Shniyah Quebec: Yehonatan Haimovici, Hebrew Academy High School – Montreal; Sganit Rishonah Canada:  Hodaya Amos, Ulpanat Orot – Toronto; Sganit Shniyah Quebec: Eliana Rohr, Hebrew Academy High School - Montreal

The high school winners will represent Toronto and Montreal in the International chidon held in Jerusalem next year on Yom Ha’atzmaut

A hearty Mazal tov to:

These students will compete in Israel next year on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Hatan Hatanach Canada: Ryan Ripsman, TanenbamChat, Kimel - Toronto
Sganit Rishonah Canada: Hodaya Amos, Ulpanat Orot - Toronto
Sgan Shniyah Quebec: Yehonatan Haimovici – Hebrew Academy High School -  Montreal
Sganit Shniyah Quebec: Eliana Rohr, Hebrew Academy High School - Montreal

The following students won in their respective divisions.

Grade 5-6 English Division

First Place: Jordan Frankel, Beit Rayim Hebrew School - Toronto
Second Place: Joshua Piuti, Congregation Emanu-El – Victoria, BC
Third Place: Sydney Jacobs, Beit Rayim Hebrew School - Toronto

Grade 5-6 Hebrew Division

First Place: Feiga Werner, Etiz Chaim Schools, Viewmount - Toronto
Second Place: Aron Widman, Akiva School - Montreal
Third Place: Eliezer Shegal, Associated Hebrew Schools, Posluns - Toronto

Grade 7-8 Hebrew
First Place: Chayim Lowen , Herzliah High School - Montreal
Second Place: Hadassa Landau, Eitz Chaim Schools - Viewmount - Toronto
Third Place: Tamar Walfish, Eitz Chaim Schools, Viewmount - Toronto  
Award of Merit Supplementary School: Maurice Nseiri - Beit Rayim Hebrew School, Toronto


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