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Sports

  • Israeli driver Alon Day races to first NASCAR championship

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­–Israeli race car driver Alon Day has won his first NASCAR championship. Day finished first in the standings in the auto racing group’s European series, which ended Sunday with a race in Belgium. The Israeli was fourth in the race—he needed only to complete the first lap to take home the title after being well ahead in […]
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  • Jewish coach leads Colombia national soccer team into World Cup

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Led by its Jewish Argentine coach, Jose Pekerman, Colombia’s national soccer team will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Colombia qualified for the quadrennial event with a 1-1 draw against Peru in the recent final round of matches in the CONMEBOL South American group. Pekerman lives in the Buenos Aires Jewish neighborhood of […]
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  • Capital Region Maccabi Games Albany/Schenectady delegation earns 87 medals: A record for this area

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2017
    The Albany/Schenectady delegation won 87 medals (40 gold, 31 silver, 16 bronze) during the recent Capital Region Maccabi Games. This was a record number of wins for the delegation. Local winners in the Games were: Yannai Arazi (1 Silver, Tennis; Ballston Lake), Ben Berin (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, Swimming; Delmar), David Berin (2 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze, […]
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  • Maccabi Games unite Jewish teens with week of sports and community building

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    Excitement, team spirit, and Jewish ruach were the underlying themes of the Capital Region Maccabi Games week starting with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 6 at the Times Union Center in Albany and continuing through Aug. 11. Various youth competition sites included Guilderland High School Voorheesville High/Middle School, Western Turnpike Golf Course, Bethlehem YMCA and Keenholtz Town Park Dutchmen Field.   […]
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  • Maccabi Games See 1400 photos!

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2017
    The athletes have all gone home. The venues have been restored. The host families and volunteers have recuperated. And now the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games can be recalled in the beautiful photography by Dennis J. Nally. Click: www.denisjnally.com At top menu, click on Contact/Store; On the next page, scroll down and “Click here to enter Store”; Enter this […]
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  • Hundreds of Jewish athletes, others to converge on Albany at 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games: Games begin Aug. 6

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    The Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games is a torch-relay away from the opening ceremonies at the Times Union Center in Albany, which will kick off an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teens, 13 to 16 years old. Held each summer at several sites in North America, the games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish youth in the world. […]
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  • Bud Selig inducted at the National Baseball Hall of Fame 

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2017
    COOPERSTOWN– The annual National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was recently held in Cooperstown under a cloudless sky at the Clark Sports Center. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Iván Rodríguez, John Schuerholz and Bud Selig were inducted in front of 50 returning Hall of Famers and a national television audience on MLB Network as 27,500 fans basked in the brilliant sunshine. Selig, who spent 22 […]
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  • NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israeli race car driver Alon Day’s rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons. Here’s one of them: The 25-year-old has done the bulk of his training on computer-screen simulators. That’s because Israel didn’t have a motor sport track until this year. First […]
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  • Are you a teen? Are you into sports? The local Maccabi Games want you!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Fifty teen athletes from 19 local communities are scheduled to compete in The Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games set for Aug. 6 through 11.  More are desired! The local delegation, organized by the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers, have a need for more area teen athletes (12-16) to join them, according to Andrew Katz, delegation head. He reports that: […]
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  • 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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