Friday, April 19, 2019


Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire Leading Team Yachad at 10K Marathon in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel—Yachad, the National Council for Jewish Disabilities, announced that former NBA all-star basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire will be leading Yachad’s Jerusalem Marathon team this March. Proceeds will go directly to help those with disabilities attend many of Yachad’s famous Shabbatonim, summer programs and

Daniela Epstein to Be Inducted Into YU’s Inaugural Maccabees Athletics Hall of Fame

Every Monday night, the gym at Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus resounds with the bouncing of the basketball off the rim. Among the players of the independent league CMEK are two sisters, Stephanie Greenspan of Teaneck and Daniela Epstein of Manhattan. At only 5’7’’ Daniela Epstein has made a name for herself in the sport of

Jewish MLB Players Visit Israeli Air Force Base With FIDF

Rehovot, Israel – Ten Jewish current and former Major League Baseball players and their families visited the Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base near Rehovot, Israel, as part of a trip to Israel in preparation for the World Baseball Classic. The base visit, organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), allowed the players

Little League Chanukah Tournament Is Played in Tel Aviv

Little League Cadets teams (ages 11-14) from the Israel Association of Baseball battled each other at Tel Aviv’s Sportek facility last Friday during the league’s annual Chanukah baseball tourney. Teams from Modiin, Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Gezer, Ra’anana, Lev Hasharon and Misgav (Northern Israel), who boast many new immigrants from

WTA Hosts First Ever Shabbaton

With a growing school body representing major Jewish communities in Riverdale, New Rochelle, White Plains and beyond, Westchester Torah Academy recently held its first ever shabbaton in New Rochelle. Among the attendees were all twenty WTA YINR families, five staff families, a Riverdale family with ties

Pizza Block Predators Win Boys Junior and Senior SAR FHL Championships

The Pizza Block Predators captured the SAR FHL Senior League Championship this past Sunday by a score of 5-1 in the Fall 2016 season finale. The victory on Sunday capped off a perfect 9-0 season for the Predators, led by their goalie, Jedidiah Konovitch, who recorded a shutout in the semi-final playoff game and posted a

SAR Varsity Basketball Pulls Out 11 Point Comeback ​

On Monday night, December 19, the SAR boys varsity basketball team faced off against the TABC Storm. The game started off with sloppy play from both teams. After trading baskets throughout the quarter, the Sting led 13-11. However, the lead didn’t last long. The Storm outscored SAR 12-9 and finished the quarter up by two. From there, it

The Jewish Link and Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week: Henry Mann

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize thirteen year old Henry Mann as this week’s sportstar of the week. After leading his team to the YMSSA championship game two years in a row (winning it all in sixth grade), the Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) eighth grader collected MVP honors at the

SAR Varsity Hockey Continues Dominant Play

SAR’s Varsity hockey team defeated MTA 6-1 last Monday night in Washington Heights. MTA, playing for postseason lives, came out firing, dominating puck possession in the first period. Despite that, a Gordie Kolb power play goal gave SAR an early 1-0 lead. MTA quickly responded, however,  tying it at one moments later. The game was tied

Swish for Sderot Yeshiva Basketball Tourney Is a Win-Win for All

The Swish for Sderot Yeshiva Day School Basketball Tournament Mega Grand Finale 2016 took place on Sunday, December 4, at SAR Academy in Riverdale. The event was the culmination of a month-long program to raise awareness and funds for the community and Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot, as well as having 16 yeshiva day schools play

SAR Sting Win the Swish for Sderot Tournament

Sixteen schools competed in a basketball tournament to raise awareness for Sderot. Each of those teams committed to raising $1000 and well over that number was raised. SAR was the location for both the first and last games. While the eighth grade SAR Sting played in both games, the results could not have been more

TABC JV Teams Sweep MTA and Remain Undefeated

The TABC JV basketball and hockey teams both came away with victories on Motzei Shabbat against the MTA Lions. Both schools’ basketball teams came into the night undefeated, so it figured to be a great matchup between two of the conference’s strongest teams. The Lions came out with a lot of energy, and quickly built an early lead. They

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