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  • Israel CYCLING TEAM first in world to return to training, preparing for Tour de France

    By jwadmin on May 13, 2020
    Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), on May 12 began its’ first training camp since the coronavirus outbreak, in preparation for the team’s first e appearance in the Tour de France later this year. The three days of intensive riding in northern Israel makes ISN the first team competing at professional cycling’s highest level, the World Tour, […]
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  • French-Jewish marathoner runs the entire race on his 7-yard-long balcony

    By jwadmin on April 15, 2020
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Elisha Nochomovitz, a 32-year-old French Jew, was to be among the 17,000 participants in the Barcelona Marathon on March 15. But the marathon, one of Europe’s most popular running events, was postponed to October because of the coronavirus outbreak. Still, Nochomovitz found a way to do what he had been training for […]
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  • Julian Edelman says he is studying for his bar mitzvah

    By jwadmin on March 13, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman reports that he is studying for his bar mitzvah. Edelman told Los Angeles Magazine before the start of a Ruderman Family Foundation dinner that he is going to have a bar mitzvah in Los Angeles “soon.” “I speak with a rabbi every Friday. He’s from […]
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  • Diego Schwartzman fights off injury to win longest match in Buenos Aires tennis tournament’s history

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Hometown hero Diego Schwartzman fought through a late groin injury to win a nearly four-hour quarterfinal match in the Buenos Aires Classic, but the Jewish player had to forfeit in the semifinals. Schwartzman, the top seed, defeated Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, 5-7, 7-6 and 7-5, on Friday night, Feb. 14,  despite the injury in the last […]
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  • Area JCCs seek teen athletes for August Maccabi Games; this year set for Pace University

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2020
    Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers (JCC) will send a joint delegation of athletes to the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games at the Pace University Campus in Westchester, NY. The Games are open to Jewish youth between the ages of 13 and 16. The JCC Maccabi Experience is set to begin Sunday, Aug. 9, with opening ceremonies at Pace University featuring […]
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  • Israelis pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies in helicopter crash

    By jwadmin on January 28, 2020
    (JNS) – Following the news that famed NBA player Kobe Bryant died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that the 41-year-old was “one of the greatest basketball players in history,” and called his death “a sad day for all sports fans in the world.” The Israeli foreign minister also sent condolences “to his […]
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  • Brodskys race in recent area marathon; goal to raise AIDs awareness!

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    Richard Brodsky, right, and his wife of 39 years, Jodi Brodsky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y., finished the recent Mohawk Hudson Marathon in a time of 4:32:45 and 3:49:41. Richard finished 4th in his age group and Jodi finished 1st in hers.  It was his 66th marathon. Richard Brodsky was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1997 and in 2002, he had a seizure […]
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  • Alex Bregman breaks a World Series home run record

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) – Most of the news surrounding Houston Astros slugger Alex Bregman on Tuesday night, Oct. 29, focused on his “bat carry” — how he ostentatiously carried his bat down to first base while watching his first inning home run sail over the left field fence before dropping it. He apologized for the move after the game. […]
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  • Home run: Danny Valencia goes from the Sunshine State to the Jewish state

    By jwadmin on October 25, 2019
    By HOWARD BLAS (JNS) – For most parents, having a son play on a Major League Baseball team would be a dream come true. For Danny Valencia’s parents, it isn’t quite enough. Though proud of his baseball career, which has included playing on eight Major League teams and Team Israel, they also want him to finish his college degree—and to […]
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  • 14 local teens bring home 12 Maccabi medals from Detroit

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers in August sent 12 athletes and two artists as a joint delegation to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. The teens accomplished 12 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, and 7 bronze). The Games and Arts Fest began with opening ceremonies at the Little Caesar’s Arena with a Parade […]
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