JACOB COLCHAMIRO, a rising sophomore at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, was a top scorer among more than 200 competitors at the national finals of the USA Bible Quiz.
After advancing in the finals on April 29, Jacob, the son of Kimberly and Eric Colchamiro, will be one of four students representing the United States in Jerusalem next year for the International Bible Quiz (Chidon HaTanach).
Ariella Fohrman, a rising freshman at Yeshivat Netivot in East Brunswick, was a top scorer in the Hebrew Division, grade 8, in the finals. She is the daughter of Rabbi David and Reena Fohrman of Woodmere, N.Y.
Organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel together with several Israeli government ministries and nonprofit organizations, the nondenominational competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of the Bible to Jewish identity and heritage. Thousands of youths ages 14-18 in dozens of countries study each year for
The Jewish Agency arranges for several dozen of the world’s most successful quiz-takers to gather in Israel for a two-and-a-half-week “Tanach Camp.” The competition’s final round is broadcast on Israeli state television on Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).
According to Dovi Nadel, USA Bible Quiz coordinator, the program “strengthens love for the people and Land of Israel, adds a spiritual dimension to Yom Ha’Atzmaut, and encourages educational interaction between Israeli and Diaspora youths.”