Wednesday, October 23, 2019


MTA Talmidim Enjoy Incredible Yeshiva-Wide Shabbaton

MTA talmidim and rebbeim enjoyed an incredible Yeshiva-Wide Shabbaton on November 15th—17th. It began with an eventful Thursday evening being “snowed in” yeshiva, where everyone still had a great time playing basketball, hockey, and ping-pong, in addition to learning in the Beis Medrash and having a

Back to Back Marathons

“You’ve done some crazy things, but two marathons in eight days? I think you have finally lost your mind.”

That was my wife’s reaction when I told her last year of my plan.

(This was planned? You have lost your mind.)

It didn’t start out as a “two in eight days.” I wasn’t sure if I would get into the New York City

YU Student Athletes Stand Together for Pittsburgh

The Yeshiva University student athletes chose to take a stand over the past month.

 Last Tuesday, November 20,

A Slam Dunk for Israel’s Soldiers

The soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces face many challenges as they give their all to secure the country’s volatile northern and southern borders. Iran is constantly stirring up its proxies in Lebanon and Syria, and Hamas ensures that not a week goes by without violent protests emanating from

SAR Girls B-Ball Win Glouberman Tourney  

The SAR girls varsity basketball team won the fourth annual Steve Glouberman, z”l, Tournament in Los Angeles this past week.  The five day long event featured 10 girls teams and nine boys teams from schools around the country. After landing really late at night, the Sting woke up early for their first game

Plogging Along in Riverdale

Plogging (no, we’ve not made a mistake—it’s not blogging) has made its way to the United States, landing in Riverdale on a recent Monday morning. Plogging is the Swedish fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. A mash-up of jogging and the Swedish “plocka upp,” meaning “pick-up,”

Yeshiva University Soccer Wins Double Overtime Thriller

(Courtesy of The Yeshiva University men’s soccer team earned a thrilling come-from-behind Skyline victory over Farmingdale State, 2-1, in double-overtime on Wednesday afternoon. Yeshiva (6-4, 4-2 Skyline) remains in fifth place in the Skyline Conference standings, while Farmingdale State (6-6, 2-3) is currently

Yeshiva University Men’s Cross Country Team Dedicates Win in Memory of Ilana Pfeffer, z”l

(Courtesy of The Yeshiva University men’s cross country team was victorious at the York College (NewYork) Invitational, at Van Cortlandt Park, last week. Yeshiva earned 85 points as a unit. This is the second time the Maccabees earned first place this year, as YU opened the season

Yeshiva University Men’s Soccer Edges Southern Vermont for Second Straight Win

(Courtesy of The Yeshiva University men’s soccer team earned its second consecutive victory by defeating Southern Vermont College, 2-1, at Overpeck Park last Wednesday evening. The Maccabees advance to 2-1, while the Mountaineers start the season 0-3.

The difference in the match

Yeshiva University Men’s Cross Country Wins Baruch College Invitational

(Courtesy of The Yeshiva University men’s cross country team had a successful season debut, earning first place at the Baruch College Invitational, on Sunday afternoon. The 8k race took place at Van Cortlandt Park. The Maccabees registered 46 points as a unit.

USC Gymnastics Moves to Larger Facility

With few sports-camp options available to her sports-minded kids in her Riverdale neighborhood, Deena Diaz often had to travel to upstate New York or northern New Jersey to find a gymnastics venue for her children. So she decided to create a sports facility for kids in the

Escape From Alcatraz: Race Day

I never sleep well the night before a race. I’m too excited to sleep, yet for some reason, I slept well this time. Maybe it was that my body was on New Jersey time that weekend. Maybe it was the peace of mind that comes with experience, which is surprising because something always goes wrong. It’s just

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