|Brachot and Yediot Bee|
By Dupé Aleru
On Wednesday, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy held its annual “Brachot and Yediot Bee” for its third through eighth grade students.
There were a total of 28 contestants who participated in the Bee from the elementary school and a total of 24 contestants, respectively from the middle school. Both Bees-elementary and middle school, were attended by all of the contestant’s peers, along with family and friends.
The questions that were asked during the Bee’s focused on the halachot (laws) of Brachot (blessings), and what Hillel calls “core Jewish knowledge” or Yediot Klaliyot.
As the contestants progressed through the Bee’s, the rounds gradually became more difficult, but overall, all of the participating students displayed a very impressive control and breadth of knowledge in these areas of study.
The Brachot and Yediot Bee winners were: Elementary School- first place Rosie Wolkind, second place Pnina Waghalter and Yonah Berenson; Middle School-first place Ephraim Drucker, second place Benjamin Miles, Aaron Keller, Rafi Jacobi and Shirin Netaneli.