Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Retirement Part XI: Race Day, Part 1

After almost four hours of riding, things started to go sideways...both figuratively and literally.

The bike course starts and ends by the run course.

(You mean the marathon course.)

Don’t remind me. We were

‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’ Makes Local Theatrical Debut 

“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” makes its theatrical debut at top indie theaters from September 4-8 in select theaters in New Jersey, New York and California. The film has already won five audience awards at film festivals. The amazing “Cinderella story” making headlines is about a team of nice Jewish baseball

Israeli NBA Player Omri Caspi Returns Home to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Israeli NBA player Omri Caspi signed on Tuesday a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, returning to the team after a decade of playing in the NBA.

Caspi, 31, is the first Israeli to play in the NBA and is now concluding his successful NBA career. The forward decided to return back home

Cleveland Indians All-Star Yasiel Puig Visits Camp Simcha

Cleveland Indians all-star outfielder Yasiel Puig paid a surprise visit to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, New York. Puig signed autographs for the campers, danced with them and led a baseball clinic. Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special are Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer programs for children with cancer and chronic

Retirement? Part X: Race Day

By David Roher

In my world there is no such thing as a perfect race.

I’m sure there are other people who have perfect races, but I live in a world where something always go sideways. While I imagine it would be nice to see

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Yael Picker

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Yael Picker as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSBC) will be taking her talents to Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in the fall. Yael was a key cog in the dominant

New Rochelle’s Maddy Shatzkes Wins Yankees Essay Contest

On Wednesday, June 26, ten year old Madison Shatzkes of New Rochelle took the field at Yankee Stadium as part of a pre-game ceremony. Madison, also known as Maddy, was a “New York Daily News” essay contest winner. The contest asked kids ages 8-14 to write an essay explaining what ‘Yankee Tradition’ means to them.

SAR B-Ball Star Named Year’s Top Jewish Player 

On July 1, Jewish Hoops of America named Judah Oppenheimer, of Scarsdale and SAR Academy (‘19), as the National Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season. According to Jewish Hoops of America, “Oppenheimer capped a stellar three year varsity career by averaging 21.4 points per game and led the Sting to a 15-10 record and a

Retirement? Part V: How Do You Train for Something as Big as an Ironman?

For a July Ironman like Lake Placid, I start training in December. There are 40 minute swims at 5 a.m., 60 minute indoor bike rides at 4:30 and the occasional six to eight mile run in the snow.

That’s called the «base phase.» By March, I start adding volume.

Kids of Courage Play in Flag Football Tournament

Kids of Courage, the non-profit organization dedicated to creating smiles on the faces of children with serious illnesses, ran its first-ever flag football tournament event this past Sunday in Cedarhurst, at Lawrence High School. The super successful fundraising event featured Curtis Samuel, wide receiver

YABA Celebrates 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees 

(Courtesy of YABA) The 2019 YABA (Yeshiva High School Alumni Basketball Association) dinner took place on Thursday, May 23, at Ahavath Torah in Englewood, and was attended by close to 200 people. The crowd was a mix of alumni and old time players, former and current coaches and managers from the Metropolitan Jewish High School League. The

Jack Hughes Becomes First Jewish Player to Be First Pick in NHL Draft

Jack Hughes became the first Jewish player to be the No. 1 overall pick in the National Hockey League draft.

Hughes, 18, was selected on June 21 by the New Jersey Devils.

He comes from a family of hockey players: His father, Jim, who is Catholic, was a

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