Batsheva Leah Weinstein of East Brunswick, a student at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, was among the winners in the girls’ Daf category at Yeshiva University’s Bronka Weintraub High School Bekiut program.
Nearly 300 students from 30 North American high schools mastered significant portions of the Talmud — and competed for top awards — through YU’s Bekiut program. Students are given word lists to help them tackle each chapter they learn. It then tests them throughout the year to assess their comprehension and comfort with the material. High scores are rewarded with money that can be used to build the students’ Judaica libraries, while the top three performers in each of the program’s four tracks receive cash prizes of up to $3,000.
This year’s program distributed more than $10,000 worth of Jewish books and $19,000 in cash prizes to high-achieving students. The program is named after Bronka Weintraub z”l, a founder and benefactor of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a generous donor to YU.
For information, email Rabbi Reuven Berman, program coordinator, at email@example.com.