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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sports

We Left as Just a Team, But Returned as Champions

It is often said that your teammates are the best friends that you will ever have.  In the case of the Silver Level Gymnastics Team (approximately level 8) from the United States Gymnastics Development Center in Leonia, NJ, this is certainly true.  Most of the girls on the team have been doing gymnastics since they were three or four years old, and they put

Fair Lawn B’nai B’rith Men’s Softball Report: Blue is Gold

When discussing sports teams, the word “dynasty” is rarely used.  It is reserved for a team that, according to Dictionary.com,  “dominates their sport or league for multiple seasons or years.” The “A” division of the B’nai B’rith Softball League just wrapped up its 27th season and The Blue Team won an impressive fourth straight championship

Newark Bears Host Jewish Heritage Night

This past Sunday, August 4th, the Newark Bears - members of the Can -Am Baseball League, hosted Jewish Heritage Night at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ. Their opponents, the Wichita Wingnuts, joined in the festivities as well. Long-time season ticket holder and rabid Bears fan, Daniel Weiss of Manhattan, threw out the first pitch. His

Yoni Rothberg Wins Moments of a Lifetime Sweepstakes

On Sunday June 30 2013, when the New York Mets took the field there was something very wrong. The scorecard announced that the Mets hard throwing rookie Zach Wheeler would be pitching that day, but in his stead, twelve year old Yoni Rothberg was on the mound for the amazins.

Yoni’s uncle had a connection with the Mets, and was able to get four great

Religious Women Win Thai Boxing Titles

Israeli 12th-graders Nili Block and Sarah Abraham came home from a Thai boxing (Muay Thai) championship in Thailand with gold medals. Block, from Beit Shemesh, also won first place in her age category in the XIX KickBox World Cup in Hungary, and bested hundreds of other girls in the 10K run of the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon.

Now 18, Block was only 10

Jewish NBA Player Who Scored League’s First Basket Dies at 94

(JNS.org) Oscar “Ossie” Schectman, a Jewish player who scored the first basket in the history of what evolved into the National Basketball Association (NBA), died recently at age 94.

Schectman’s historic field goal came on Nov. 1, 1946 for the New York Knicks of the Basketball Association of America (BAA)—the precursor to the NBA—against the

10th Annual Moriah Golf, Tennis & Cycling Outing A Huge Success, Raises over $275K!

3rd Annual Kayitz Classic Creates Community Unity

On Tuesday, August 6th, Areyvut and Moshava Ba’ir, with the help of The Frisch School, held the 3rd Annual Kayitz Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The tourney was won by the threesome of Avi Kaye, Ike Pariser and Mo Pariser

Areyvut, a non-profit organization based in Bergenfield, NJ, runs programs for children and teens to facilitate their

TBO 8U Team Closes Out Regular Season in 3rd Place, Playoffs Ahead

In late May, thirty of Teaneck Baseball Organization’s best players showed up at Clubhouse to try out for the eight and under summer travel team. It was a difficult job for the coaches to select a twelve man team with one alternate. The plan for the team was to play three games a week and practice three times a week. Thank G-d for shabbos..

The

Mitch Gross Basketball League

The Mitch Gross Basketball League or MGBL was established in 2009 in memory of then Teaneck resident and friend to many – Mitchell Gross.   MGBL is a privately operated recreational basketball league. The league was founded by Moshe Zwebner and other dear friends of Mitch (Ronnie Aranoff, Abe Cohen, Dov Elefant, Eddie Goldberg, Lior Hod, Michael Katz,

Israeli Lacrosse Team to Forfeit Chance at Title Because of Shabbat

Israeli women’s lacrosse team member Sara Greenberg wields her stick. Credit: Donna Pedersen.

The Israeli women’s lacrosse team will not play on Shabbat, even though this means they cannot win the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) 2013 Women’s World Cup, which ends this weekend in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

On Wednesday, the

Moonlight Moonakers Still Undefeated

On July 14, the Moonlight Moonrakers faced the Garden View Mountain Lions. Both teams entered the game 2-0 but only one would remain undefeated when the day was over. The Mountain Lions jumped out to an early five run lead. Then lead by the offensive prowess of locals; Yosef Isaacs, Jonathan Gellis and Kenny Schiff the Moonrakers bats came to life. The team