Welcome To The MyLife: Essay Contest 5777/2017
The Winners of the MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest are…
After much anticipation the winners of the MyLife: Essay Contest 2017 have been announced! These essays were chosen by our expert panel of Judges from among hundreds of essay submissions. Every essay was evaluated anonymously by our Judges and held to the rigorous contest criteria.
The MyLife: Essay Contest invited people of all ages from around the world to submit an original essay applying a concept or idea in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge. Although only a select number of essays could be chosen as winners, all of the hundreds of essays submitted were very impressive and moving. The essays demonstrated how Chassidus provides, even for a secular person, powerful tools for personal transformation and how Chassidus addresses the most fundamental human needs, from the emotional to the psychological and the spiritual.
Congratulations to our winners! We wish all of our contestants much success, and we hope that you take part in next year’s essay contest!
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FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
$10,000 First Place Winner
Moishe Chakoff, 27, Miami, Florida – Topic: Trees & Maps: How to Stop Being a People Pleaser
$1,000 Third Place Winner
Hadassah Silberstein, 24, Brooklyn, NY – Topic: How to Deal With Difficult People
Bonus $1,000 Fourth Place Winner
Sara Blau, 26, Brooklyn, NY – Topic: ADD – The Key to Productive Living
Top 25 Finalists:
Daniel Feld, Jerusalem, Israel – Humble and Grateful: A Chassidic Path to Happiness
Avrumie Karp, Spring Valley, NY – A Chasidic Approach to Dealing with PTSD
Chony Milecki, Brooklyn, NY – A Different Kind of Success
Esther Rochel Elkaim, Bal Harbour, FL – A Shidduch as Illuminated by the Teachings of Chassidus
Avi Lowell, Jerusalem, Israel – You Are Here
DovBer Oirechman, Lod, Israel – Freedom from Addiction
Avremi Weinberg, Los Angeles, CA – G-d and Pain- How to be Vulnerable and Trust Again
Tonni Shmuckler, Montreal, QC – Dealing with Hate Issues
Chaim Luria, Zhytomyr, Ukraine – Staying Afloat in the Age of Information
Menachem Mendel Wolff, Netania, Israel – The Power of Self-Esteem
Mendy Levitin, Seattle, WA – The Present: The Greatest Gift of All
Amchaye Even-Yisroel, Jerusalem, Israel – Addiction vs. Self Control
Yisroel Yitzchaki, Kfar Chabad, Israel – Overcoming Addiction through Balance
Malky Bitton, Vancouver, BC – Adjusting to Distressing “New Normals”
Shneur Zalman Ives, Brooklyn, NY – The Olympic Theory
Yossi Grossbaum, Folsom, CA – All Fun and No Joy: The Paradox of Life in the Postmodern Era
Bentzi Avtzon, Bala Cynwyd, PA – To Find Meaning One Must Make Meaning
Rochel Cohen, Leeds, UK – Love: The Basis of Torah
Menachem Mendel Schusterman, Peabody, MA –
Mushka Silberberg, Chicago, IL – Wanting Desire
Rivkah Shanowitz, Montreal, QC – How to Kick Bad Habits to the Curb
Rafi Chemel, Toronto, ON – The Dynamics of Happiness
David Lichtenstadter, Brooklyn, NY – Why We Need a Break
No’a Bat Miri, Milford, CT – Committing to Your Purpose in a World of Cheap Substitutes
Gale Levin, New Haven, CT – The Heart of the Matter
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