Merkas Linyonei Chinuch Tzivos Hashem

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Seven years ago in 2014, the Chidon Shabbaton was started with 45 children. It was a reward for any child who had scored high enough on three difficult tests on the 613 Mitzvos. As the Shabbaton was brought to a close, the children were challenged: “Come back next year, but with another friend too!”

Chidon didn’t double its numbers the next year. It exploded to more than four times the size. And this happened again the next year, and the next. Unbelievably, Chidon Shabbaton this year will host as many as 3,600 children. These kids have spent hundreds of hours of their spare time studying diligently to earn their place. And each child signs up and participates 100% of their own free will.

What is this movement that has won the hearts and minds of so many children in so little time?

This is Chidon. It was established as a new, creative way to encourage participation in the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s campaign of studying Rambam daily, uniting all of the Jewish people through a cycle of studying all of the mitzvos.

But is not just another competition. It is a movement fueled by an incredible mid-winter international Chidon experience and the most glamorous Championship and Award Ceremony most will ever experience. Belonging to the Chidon is now the only socially-acceptable option in many schools, transforming the atmosphere in hundreds of homes into a place of passionate Torah study.

The goal of the Chidon is to teach every Jewish child every mitzvah in the Torah. And at the rate that we are going, we are well on our way there.

Be a part of it. Help us transform more homes, more communities, and ultimately the world into a place where Torah shines and Hashem can feel comfortable with the arrival of Moshiach now.

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