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Sports

  • Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Munich Olympics

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli sprinter broke her country’s women’s record in the 100 meters set at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Diana Vaisman, who will be 20 at the end of the month, ran the race in 11.38 seconds last week at the Israel Athletic Championship in Tel Aviv to beat the time of 11.45 by Esther Roth-Shahamorov. On Facebook, Vaisman […]
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  • Many victories celebrated in 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon; Marathoner out-runs stalker…

    By jwadmin on July 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Eric Lagerstrom, a 29 year old from Gresham, Ore., may have been the official male top finisher in the 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which was held on a beautiful April day in St. Petersburg, Fla.  However, in the pack of over 3,000 participants was an individual that many considered the true winner. Seventy-nine year old Tony Handler […]
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  • Area Maccabi bound teens psyched for California games

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers(JCCs) will join in the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest, as part of the Orange County, Calif. Maccabi. The Games are open to Jewish youth between the ages of 13 and 16, and Artsfest for ages 12 to 17. Nineteen teen athletes and 1 artist, from 10 local communities are preparing to attend. The […]
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  • 5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2018
    By Ron Kaplan NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday, June8, to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan Braun, “The Hebrew Hammer,” hit two home runs, driving in five runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers […]
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  • Israeli judoka wins gold medal, hears national anthem at European championships

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli judoka won a gold medal and three others took bronze in the recent  European Senior Judo Championships. The tournament was held this year in Tel Aviv. Sagi Muki won a gold medal on the first day of competition in the half-middleweight division, 73 kg – 81 kg. He defeated Sami Chouchi from Belgium for the […]
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  • Giro D’Italia starts Friday from Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 1, 2018
    On May 4 (that’s this Friday) the Giro d’Italia launches in Jerusalem. It’s the first time the race (will start anywhere outside of Europe Three-time Giro d’Italia winner and two-time Tour de France champion Gino Bartali  used his bicycle not just to win races and celeb fame, but to save 800 Jewish lives from the Nazis.
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  • Yeshiva University men’s basketball team to play opening round prior to Shabbat

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team won’t have to worry about playing on Shabbat in the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The team announced Tuesday, Feb. 27, in a post on its Facebook page that its game against York College in Pennsylvania will take place at 1 p.m. Friday. The original schedule had Y.U., […]
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  • Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Memory Wall?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    Adam Chaskin, executive director of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, has announced that organizers of the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games, held last August, have announced a project to create a memory wall and invite community members to contribute photos from the games. Pictures of local kids, pictures of visiting kids and or pictures of local volunteers enjoying the […]
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  • Jewish snowboarder Arielle Gold earns Olympic bronze for U.S.

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — American snowboarder Arielle Gold earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gold, who is Jewish, finished third on Tuesday, Feb. 13, behind U.S. teammate Chloe Kim, 17, who took the gold, and silver medalist Jiayu Liu of China. Gold, 21, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., reportedly had considered […]
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  • Placing their bets Boston and Philly synagogues square off for the Super Bowl

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    (JTA) – They are calling it the Tzedakah Super Bowl Wager. Congregation Rodeph Shalom of Philadelphia and Temple Israel of Boston are making a friendly bet on next week’s Super Bowl for charity. The synagogue from the city of the losing team will donate 18 times the point difference in the final score to the charity of the other synagogue’s […]
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