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Mother and Daughter Represent On and Off Court

Samantha Baron and her 16-year-old daughter, Navah, have been preparing to play squash for Team Israel in the upcoming Olympics-style 20th Maccabiah Games. It was...

Maccabi USA Director Jed Margolis Retiring After Upcoming Games

The new executive director of Maccabi USA will have a tough act to follow, because Jed Margolis, who’s leaving his command after 16 years,...

Minor League Baseball a Major Deal Around Here

Since the future doesn’t appear to be now for the 2017 Phillies, why not hop in the car this summer and see for yourselves...

Exercising Boomer Style

Much to my chagrin, I learned recently that I am an alterkaker. I was at the Kaiserman JCC taking the twice-weekly Boomer Bootcamp class, when...

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inducting Another Banner Class in 2017

Jayson Stark finds it fitting that he and Joe Banner, whom he had never met until they ran into each other in a Margate,...

Perseverance Pays Off for New Phillie and Team Israel Player Ty Kelly

It took eight years for Ty Kelly, a 2009 13th-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles, to reach the major leagues, making his debut May...

Men With Local Ties Play Key Role in NFL Draft Preparations

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps onto the stage at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27 to announce the first draft pick,...

Overlooked Bucks County Joins Maccabi Fold

“Hey, what about us?” For years, folks have passed the Bucks (as in Bucks County) when it comes to putting together athletic competition for younger...

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...