Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
At the Mid-Atlantic Junior JCC Maccabi Games held June 3 in Wilmington, Del., the 10- to 12-year-old athletes from Philadelphia competed well, according to the JCCs of Greater Philadelphia. Local kids earned 46 swimming medals and four in tennis. The Bucks County region won gold medals in both boys and girls soccer, while the Bux-Mont JCC boys took home a...
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Local business executive Lee Evan Tabas and his son, Brad, participated in the Arava Institute and Hazon Israel Bike Ride. The 300-mile ride took cyclists from Jerusalem to Eilat over the course of eight days.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While looking at a black-and-white photo from his playing days, Joe Blasenstein's eyes were distant and his face somber -- a stark contrast to the imposing and determined figure charging ahead in the photo. A linebacker and offensive guard for Pennsylvania State University in the early 1960s, Blasenstein terrorized opposing players with bone-crushing hits. Seeing the photo at 66 years...
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Maybe it's the royal-blue jersey with white lettering. Or maybe it's the site of a tall, Jewish, left-handed pitcher wearing a cap displaying a finely etched "B," throwing with speed and movement that has made people say that Jesse Steinberg, 17, slightly resembles Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Kofax. A 6-foot-1-inch senior at Bodine High School for International Affairs in Northern...
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While many freshman softball players have to sit on the bench for a year or two before earning a spot on most high school rosters, 15-year-old Natalie Klotz has managed to bypass the entire process, and has quickly emerged as a leader at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The squad's only freshman, she has pitched virtually every inning of...
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