Two Yeshiva Har Torah students–sixth-grader Eden Eini and seventh-grader Zachary Kalker–have qualified as national finalists for the Chidon HaTanach. The national phase of the Chidon, which some have called “Jewish Jeopardy,” is run by the Jewish Agency for Israel and will take place in May. The winners advance to the international championship in Israel.
Eden and Zachary spent months studying the assigned materials under the skillful tutelage of longtime YHT Jewish Studies teacher Morah Shifra Chechik. Participants were responsible for studying over 70 perakim of Tanach. Approximately 400 students participated in U.S. regional finals. Kol ha’kavod and hatzlachah to them as they continue to study and grow in Torah learning! We wish them much luck at the National Finals.