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JCC Maccabi Games a Chance for Competition and Heritage Connection

There’s more to the JCC Maccabi Games than mere athletic competition. “It’s not just about the sports,” organizer Marti Berk said. “It’s giving kids a...

Israeli Cachibol for Moms Gaining Momentum in U.S.

By Toby Tabachnick   Ofra Abramovich was caught up in the routine of her life as a stay-at-home mom in Kfar Saba near Tel Aviv when...

Jewish Youth Basketball League Hopes to Recapture SPHAS’ Glory Days

As a kid growing up in Abington, Mickey Black would always hear the stories from his grandfather. He’d hear about these Jewish ballplayers from South...

Left-hander Jeremy Bleich Hoping to Lead Israel in World Baseball Classic

If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was...
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Baltimore Lacrosse Star Commits to Penn

Sam Cordish, a star high school lacrosse goalie in Baltimore, has committed to play at the University of Pennsylvania. Sam Cordish has come a long...
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Three Locals Score Berths on 2017 Maccabiah Games Open Women’s Basketball Team

Three women from the Greater Philadelphia area will travel to Israel next year to represent the U.S. on the Open Women’s Basketball Team at...
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Charles Barkley’s Ties to Jewish Community Strong to This Day

Charles Barkley says he’d never met a Jew until he arrived in Philadelphia in 1984, a naive 21-year-old out of Leeds, Ala., who’d just...
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Star Athletes From All Over U.S. Come to Main Line to Try Out for...

Many high schoolers and their families have driven from afar to suburban Philadelphia so they could try out for the 20th World Maccabiah Games.   It...
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From Matzah Balls to Footballs, Two Jewish Brothers Recall Their Journey to the...

At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish...
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ESPN’s Adam Caplan an Overnight Sensation 20 Years in the Making

 Adam Caplan knew he had the skills and versatility to make it. He just wasn’t sure how — or worse — if he ever...