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Sports

  • 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi to offer more than sports

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    The 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The week of the Games will not only highlight athletic prowess — but it’s also an opportunity for the Jewish teen athletes to meet others from across the country and around the world. Maccabi volunteer Lauren Finkle has been planning the special events portion of the Games. “It’s an […]
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  • 9th Cherry Blossom 5K and Walk to benefit ALS

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Congregation Gates of Heaven’s 9th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Race and Walk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held on Sunday, April 30, with presenting sponsor Price Chopper/ Market 32. The Race/Walk will start on the grounds of Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The schedule of events and registration can be found at www.5kraceforals.com. Last […]
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  • Albany Medical Center is presenting sponsor for the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    Albany Medical Center has agreed to be presenting sponsor for the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games — an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world, which will be hosted in the Capital Region for the first time. The games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.  “We are thrilled that […]
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  • JCC Maccabi Games coming to Albany Aug. 6-11

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2017
    Athletes, coaches, parents to head here to participate in annual Jewish Junior Olympics ALBANY – The Capital Region has been chosen as one of the sites for the 2017 Jewish Community Center (JCC) Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. The games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teens in the world. […]
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  • World Series ignites old passions in American Jews living in the West Bank

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2016
    By ANDREW TOBIN KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank (JTA) – The Chicago Cubs are facing the Cleveland Indians in a historic World Series, and most of Israel could not care less. This Jewish settlement is different. The Neve Aliza neighborhood of Karnei Shomron is overwhelmingly American. Among the some 200 families from the United States or Canada that live here, about two […]
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  • Theo Epstein vs. Mike Chernoff: The Jewish minds behind the Cubs and the Indians

    By jwadmin on October 28, 2016
    By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) – The World Series this year is being fought between two franchises with long and painful histories: The Cleveland Indians have not won a championship since 1948, and the Chicago Cubs go all the way back to 1908 for their last crown. The latter hasn’t even been in the Fall Classic since 1945. Young sluggers Anthony Rizzo […]
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  • Cubs vs. Indians: Which team is more Jewish?

    By jwadmin on October 28, 2016
    By BEN SALES and MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Chicago Cubs play host to the Cleveland Indians on Friday night, Oct. 28, in Game 3 of the World Series. Will Indians reliever Andrew Miller have enough juice to shut down the Cubbies? Can Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta return to his early season form? Which franchise will move closer […]
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  • 53 medals this year for local Maccabi delegation at games in Stamford, Conn.

    By jwadmin on September 21, 2016
    Pictured are: bottom row, from right, Adina Kligerman, Natasha Sheffer, Sophie Sheffer, Claire Nicoletta, Halle Niner, Rachel Pierce, Eli Horwitz; next row, from right, Zed Fermon, Michal Drucker, Brogan Monroe, Elah Ginsburg, Jamie Golderman, Ben Goldberg, Ethan Luper; next row from right, Yannai Arazi, Stephanie Palat, Lauren Heller, Haley Golderman, Alex Goldberg, Abby Jenkins, Josh Kent; and top row from right, […]
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  • At 80, a Munich Olympics and Holocaust survivor continues to compete  

    By jwadmin on August 24, 2016
    By HILLEL KUTLER OMER, Israel (JTA) – Shaul Ladany, a two-time Olympian, acknowledged that he was “very happy” that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finally held an official memorial for the 11 Israelis who were killed in a terrorist raid at the 1972 Munich games. But Ladany, an Israeli racewalker who still holds a world record, didn’t need the Aug. 3 ceremony […]
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  • One swimmer’s journey to the Rio Olympics: Murez chooses Israel

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2016
      By HILLEL KUTTLER NETANYA, Israel (JTA) – Andrea Murez steps on the diving board, adjusts her goggles, swings her long arms and propels herself into the water at the Wingate Institute athletic complex here. Murez is training with a dozen other swimmers. She is the one preparing for the Summer Olympics that are now ongoing. The 24-year-old Los Angeles native […]
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