Tefillin are sacred Jewish objects comprising two small black leather boxes containing verses from the Torah.
Worn during morning prayers, they serve as a powerful symbol of Jewish connection and commitment.
The Tefillin Challenge is a motivating initiative designed to encourage consistent Tefillin use.
Participants commit to wearing Tefillin and reciting the first paragraph of the Shema prayer daily for a month.
In a dedicated WhatsApp group led by a Tefillin mentor, members post daily selfies wearing Tefillin to mark their progress.
At the end of the month, successful participants gather for a celebratory meal at a high-end restaurant (sponsored by Exhibit J).
Afterward, participants are encouraged to form their own new groups to continue the practice.
Who is right for the Tefillin CHALLENGE ?
The Tefillin Challenge is open to all Jewish males aged 17-28 with access to WhatsApp who aspire to be more consistent Tefillin wearers.
If you already own Tefillin, that's great! If not, Exhibit J may be able to provide a pair.
Please note that slots are limited, and preference will be given to Staten Island residents.
When Can I Join THE TEFILLIN CHALLENGE?
After applying, a member of our staff will arrange a meeting with you.
Once accepted, you can begin your participation when a new cycle starts.
Join us on this meaningful journey of daily connection and commitment!
For any questions you can email David.Chandalov@ExhibitJ.org