Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Behind a dazzling display of fireworks and with the help of a star-studded cast of Israeli entertainers, some 7,000 athletes, coaches and officials from 52 countries kicked off the 17th Maccabiah Games on Monday night before an estimated crowd of 40,000 screaming fans. The opening ceremony at the Ramat Gan National Stadium - replete with a torch-lighting, a march of...
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Joshua Lamberg has been around the block once or twice when it comes to baseball; he's played for the University of Richmond and has suited up professionally as a member of minor league organizations. But next week, Lamberg will have the opportunity to play with a whole different league, made up of mostly Jewish athletes. Lamberg - who's been tossing...
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This isn't your run-of-the-mill fitness class. It's 9 a.m. on a Friday, and nearly two-dozen men and women are standing and sitting - and hopping and jumping - on colorful mats on the floor of the two-story gymnasium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Donned in sweatsuits or T-shirts and shorts - and, of course, the requisite pair...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Golfers didn't only respond to an eagle, tennis players to an ace and card players to a full house at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Country Club Days, which were held at the Green Valley, Meadowlands, Philmont and Radnor Valley country clubs in May and June. In addition to the more than $4.9 million pledged by club members to...
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Junior Maccabi players score big on land and water
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Matt Miller stared at the soccer ball just a few feet away, wondering which direction it would fly. A teammate's advice for how to save this penalty kick was still echoing in his head: "Just pick a side." With the score of his Junior Maccabi semifinal game still tied at 0-0, the pressure was on. The 12-year-old needed to make...
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