Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Bergen Boys Win Gold At Maccabi Games

JCC on the Hudson’s team had four Bergen County boys—Ezra Silfen, Isaac Schiffman, Alex Zakheim and Jack Ruditzky—play in Detroit last week at the 2019 Maccabi Games. They brought in the gold medal for 14u basketball!

Pransky and Goldberg Lead Under-18 USA National Soccer Team to Gold at Pan American Maccabi Games

(Courtesy of yumacs.com) Former Yeshiva University men’s soccer head coach Josh Pransky and current assistant coach Jesse Goldberg led the United States U18 boys’ soccer team to the gold medal at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games, in Mexico City. The USA earned the gold by outscoring Argentina in the final game, 4-3, in penalty kicks

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar Of the Week: Yael Picker

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Yael Picker as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSBC) will be taking her talents to Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in the fall. Yael was a key cog in the dominant

Retirement? Part X: Race Day

In my world there is no such thing as a perfect race.

I’m sure there are other people who have perfect races, but I live in a world where something always go sideways. While I imagine it would be nice to see everything go as planned, it’s how I am able to manage

Israeli NBA Player Omri Caspi Returns Home to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Israeli NBA player Omri Caspi signed on Tuesday a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, returning to the team after a decade of playing in the NBA.

Caspi, 31, is the first Israeli to play in the NBA and is now concluding his successful NBA career. The forward decided to return back home

Join ‘Jewish Jubilation With the Renegades’

This Sunday, August 18, the Annual Jewish Jubilation with the Hudson Valley Renegades will be happening at 4:30 p.m. at Dutchess Stadium. The Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Team, will play the Staten Island Yankees, the affiliate of the New York Yankees. This year, Chaim Kiss of Teaneck will be singing

‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’ Makes Local Theatrical Debut

“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” makes its theatrical debut at top indie theaters from September 4-8 in select theaters in New Jersey, New York and California. The film has already won five audience awards at film festivals. The amazing “Cinderella story” making headlines is about a team of nice Jewish baseball

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Retirement Part IX: The Week Before the Ironman Triathlon

The week before an Ironman is like something out of “A Tale of Two Cities.”

(“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?”)

The week allows me certain freedom I haven’t seen in three months, but it also can be

Fair Lawn’s Shoshana Lofstock Recognized for Ice Hockey Skills

For many kids, the prospect of becoming a professional athlete is, for the most part, unrealistic. However, with a certain combination of skill and determination, such seemingly far-fetched dreams can instantly materialize. Take Shoshana Lofstock, a 13-year-old girl from Yavneh Academy who has excelled in

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Liav Merlin

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Liav Merlin as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. A recent graduate of Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, Merlin has been playing soccer both in middle school and for Livingston travel for many years. This past year, she served as

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