Monday, September 28, 2020


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Shai Sabo

Drink Up and The Jewish Link would like to recognize 13-year-old Shai Sabo as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The seventh grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey is the youngest of the Bergenfield Sabo clan. Shai has tried his hand at basketball and baseball, but if you ask him where his true passion lies,


The New Crew Tops the Scrubs in an Epic CBY Softball Championship

The Harold Gellis z”l CBY Men’s Softball League concluded their season last week. Even though the season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants were thrilled to have a chance to play this summer.

The finals saw the #1 seed Scrubs face off against the #3 seed


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Erin Sheps

Drink Up and The Jewish Link would like to recognize 11-year-old Erin Sheps as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The sixth grader at the Moriah School is “so grateful to actually be in a school classroom this year!” Sheps didn’t take the summer off and worked very hard on her game earning her the most outstanding


Bike4Chai 2020: Part 3

“Ouch! Will JJ make it?” Was my wife’s question when I texted her the road sign of “The Hill That Would Not End.”

JJ’s success has always been my primary concern. As the sole hand cyclist, he had to work harder than anyone else. When you bike, you are using the large muscles


Become a Runner in Only Three Hours a Week

With fall just around the corner, we are about to enter one of two yearly golden stretches for running each year. Now is the perfect time to start running and almost anyone can do it. Best of all, it is the best antidote to the COVID-induced feeling of being cooped-up.

When I first started running, a


Bike4Chai 2020: Part 2

We, the Knight Riders are quite a sight to behold: three support vehicles, five physically challenged athletes, 11 able bodied support athletes.

The joke we tell is that as able-bodied athletes we need the PC athletes because we draw strength from them, not the other way


Jump Into Shape Offers New Women’s Beginner Class

(Courtesy of Jump Into Shape) Jump Into Shape (www.jumpintoshape.fun), a fitness program designed to build a healthier body for your soul, has started a new women’s beginner jump rope program for ages 20 and under. The class is led by Teaneck resident Adina Zahtz, a junior at Naaleh High School in Fair Lawn. “Adina, a long-time


CMEK Offers COVID-19 Friendly Basketball Clinics

When CMEK Basketball started back in 1997, we coached children in the comfort of their own backyard/driveway. When the pandemic hit, we were forced to be creative given the government and school guidelines relating to basketball. As such, we have returned to our original roots.

We have had


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Akiva Gaisin

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 8-year-old Akiva Gaisin as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The third grader at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey showed off his skill-set at Camp Shalom this summer and at Sportstar Select at Camp Shalom the previous summer. When asked about Gaisin, Sportstar


Amar’e Stoudemire: A Role Model for the Jewish People

The obstacles that the former NBA All-Star had to overcome in his life are only part of what is amazing about the American convert to Judaism who made Israel his home.

Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s very public conversion to Judaism, and his life as an Orthodox Jew, is extraordinary.


Teaneck Junior Soccer League Launches Fall 2020 Season

(Editor’s note: The Teaneck Junior Soccer League made incredible adjustments to make this season happen. To get more insight all the preparations that went into the Fall 2020 season, The Jewish Link sat down with Bill Burke, TJSL’s communications director and U13/U16 Girls Division co-director.)


NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire Undergoes Geirut in Bnei Brak

(Courtesy of Yeshiva World News Israel Desk) Amar’e Stoudemire, an American-Israeli professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague, announced on Wednesday on his Instagram account that he has officially converted to Judaism.