(Courtesy of Yashar Lachayil) On Sunday, January 9, 2022, Yashar LaChayal will be hosting the Hoops for Heroes Men’s 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament at Magen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn. The goal of the tournament is to raise awareness and funds for Yashar LaChayal, while connecting Jews in the U.S. with chayalim in Israel.
Participating teams (up to five players per team) will play in a round-robin format of four games per team to determine the Sweet 16. There will be single elimination games in the Sweet 16 bracket until a champion is crowned. Each game of the tournament will be officiated by professional referees. A catered buffet BBQ lunch will be served to the players by the famous Wandering Que.
We hope you will partner with us by registering a team to play in the tournament and/or be a sponsor. Please visit the tournament website www.yasharlachayal.org/unique/bball to participate.
The tournament is also dedicated in memory of Howard Rhine a”h whose legendary devotion to the State of Israel, especially the IDF, was exemplary. One of his most treasured projects was the IDF card with the prayer for the chayalim that he directed and produced. Today they are used throughout the global Jewish world. Howard was a true friend to Yashar LaChayal and was extremely passionate about its mission. He worked hard to help Yashar LaChayal provide the IDF soldiers with what they needed when they needed it. It is truly an honor to dedicate the Yashar LaChayal Hoops for Heroes Men’s 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament to him.
The funds from the tournament will go towards building a new synagogue, in Howard’s memory for the border patrol serving in the Jerusalem area. The hope is to provide these soldiers on base with a proper place to pray, gather for religious services and connect with their Judaism. The border patrol unit (Magav) is tasked with securing Israel’s borders and assisting the IDF with counterterrorism, homeland security and law enforcement operations in the West Bank and Jerusalem. It is so important for the soldiers to feel the support of Jews from around the world.
Yashar LaChayal cares about every soldier in need of support, whether it is a combat soldier putting their life on the line, a disabled veteran, a lone soldier, IDF widows and orphans, or a new recruit whose family is having difficulty making ends meet. When they find something missing, they step forward to fill that gap. They also run a Base Enhancement Project and Warm Corner Rest Stations (Pinot Chamot) throughout Israel. For more information please contact Carol and Judah Rhine at [email protected]