12.21.12 Issue

by Deb Marburg, Administrative Assistant, B’nai B’rith

Front row: Gloria Kaslow (Quizmaster), left, J-Max Polack, Ethan Potash tied for Fourth place with Max Weiner; Sam Lieb - Third place; Aaron Zipursky - Second place; Zev Krausman - First place; Rabbis Steve Abraham and Yaacov Weiss -Judges; Back row: Aaron Kurtzman, left, Deb Marburg - Admin. Assistant; Ari Riekes - Monsky Lodge President; Steve Riekes - Lodge Trustee; Gary Javitch - President Emeritus; Rabbi Josh Brown - Judge.

It all came down to the final question, worth 60 points, at the 27th Annual Edward Zorinsky B’nai B’rith Bible Quiz. If Zev Krausman, who had only missed one question the entire evening, had missed that one, he would’ve been edged out by Aaron Zipursky, who took second place.  Throughout the quiz, students and spectators were enlightened and even entertained, as Quiz Master Gloria Kaslow asked the contestants multiple rounds of challenging questions from the books of Leviticus, Numbers and Esther.

The final results were First Place, Zev Krausman, winning $600 in scholarship funds and a $50 cash prize; Second Place, Aaron Zipursky, winning $350 in scholarship funds; Third Place, Sam Lieb, winning $250 in scholarship funds; and Fourth Place Tie, Ethan Potash and Max Weiner, each winning $125 in scholarship funds.

Other participants were Aaron Kurtzman and Max Polack.

Special thanks to this year’s judges: Rabbis Steven Abraham, Josh Brown and Yaakov Weiss; organizers Gary Javitch, Gloria Kaslow, Stan Mitchell and this year’s committee, chaired by Steve Riekes; and Cantor Wendy Shermet and Hazzan Michael Krausman for leading attendees in blessings and song.

For information about participating in next year’s quiz, please contact Steve Riekes at 402.492.9800 or email Deb Marburg at the B’nai B’rith office bnaibrith@jewishomaha.org.