About a month ago, they took part in the 2011 Hallelujah international song contest for young Jewish adults from all around the world. After taking the first and second places, the two young Jewish men have decided to immigrate to Israel and develop their musical skills in the Holy Land.
Adam Kleinberg, 21, of Mexico, who won the first place, is interested in studying music in Israel and using the prize money ($8,000) to pay for his tuition. Oliver Ghnassia, 19, of Belgium, who came in second and received $4,000, is also planning to make aliyah in the coming months.
“The contest made me want to return to Israel, live there and develop as a singer,” says Kleinberg.
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