Chidon HaTanach UK

Hasmonean Girls’ swept the board at the Chidon HaTanach.

Thursday 12th November saw the English rounds of the annual Bible Quiz, otherwise known as Chidon HaTanach. Being a year with a difference, it was zoomed from Rabbi Fachler’s office rather than a live event. Covid notwithstanding: this Bible Quiz continued regardless and what a quiz it was!

Jewish high school students from around the country applied and three schools were selected for this: Yavneh School in Manchester, Immanuel College in Bushey and Hasmonean High School for Girls.

The winners would be able to participate in the World Finals in Israel.

After nine rigorous rounds of intense questions, the winners were as follows:

• Junior winners – Shani J (1st), Rebecca R (2nd) and Maya D (3rd)

• Senior winners – Orly M (1st), Sara S (2nd) and Leah K (3rd)

ALL of the winners were from Hasmonean High School for Girls!

Well done and special thanks to Rabbi Silverman for his legendary coaching. This is a truly phenomenal achievement. It is not just the knowledge of Tanach that Rabbi Silverman imbues his students with- it is also a love of Tanach.

We are as always grateful to the Maerovits family for supporting this amazing event.