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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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  • Amar’e Stoudemire signs two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team

    By jwadmin on August 3, 2016
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Amar’e Stoudemire, who  recently retired from the NBA, has signed a two-year deal with the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team. The team announced the deal on its website. It did not disclose terms of the deal. Stoudemire has been a minority owner of Hapoel Jerusalem since 2013. As part of his contract with Hapoel Jerusalem, Stoudemire will sell […]
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  • Israeli driver on track to make NASCAR history 

    By jwadmin on August 3, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Alon Day could make history as the first Israeli to drive in a NASCAR national series race. Day, a 24-year-old from Ashdod, Israel, is poised to make his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Aug. 13 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, USA Today has reported. The Xfinity Series is NASCAR’s second-tier league, behind […]
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