The Shabbaton

How does the game show work?

The game show features all school representatives from each grade, who are randomly divided into four competing teams and seated on the stage bleachers. The fourth graders are seated in the front row, fifth graders in the row above them, and behind them the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders each in their own row. They

How can I earn a plaque, medal or trophy?

Any Chidon participant can earn a plaque by scoring an 80% average on the Chidon final, or a plaque and a medal with a 90% average. Yes, if you work hard enough, you can get one too! If you are your school’s representative to the Chidon (by earning the highest average in your school on

Is there a cost for the Shabbaton?

A tremendous amount of time, work, and money goes into creating the Chidon Shabbaton. In fact,  we have staff working on it all year long!  The actual cost of Shabbaton is between $275-325 per child. Thanks to a generous grant by Mr. George Rohr, there is an optional subsidy of $100 for all those who

What Is the Chidon Game Show and Awards Ceremony?

The Chidon Game Show and Awards Ceremony – otherwise known as the Chidon Event – is a two-part event.  The Game Show features representatives from all participating Chidon schools, divided into four teams to compete against each other in an epic show of knowledge. They are challenged to answer unique and challenging questions on the

Can all Chidon participants attend the Shabbaton?

The Chidon Shabbaton is an exclusive event – so the answer is no! You must earn a 70% average on Part 1 of all 3 tests to be eligible to join Shabbaton as a Chidon Contestant. Some schools may also place limitations on how many students may join from their ranks. Speak to your Chidon

What is the Chidon Shabbaton?

The Chidon Shabbaton is a yearly world-class weekend event celebrating the achievements of our thousands of passionate Chidon students. Participants from around the world are treated to a one-of-a-kind experience including exciting trips, great food, and lots of song and dance, all in an unmatched spirit of Jewish unity. It culminates in the famous Chidon