Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Soccer Leagues in Israel, UAE Reach Cooperation Agreement

Israeli Professional Football League and UAE Pro League sign MOU to include matches between the teams of each country.

(Courtesy of JNS) The soccer leagues of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced that they reached an agreement on Tuesday about future play.


Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball Earns National Recognition

Turell and Leifer named Basketball Times Preseason All-Americans.

(yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team garnered high praise from both the Basketball Times and the College Athletic Advisor. In the Basketball Times Top 20 Preseason Rankings, for NCAA Division III, the


Bicyclists Pedal Thousands of Miles to Aid Sick Kids in Israel

For 20 years, the “Wheels of Love” charity bike ride has created a community of riders from all over the world, including The Jewish Link’s readership area, whose end goal is to raise funds for ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation hospital. Last year, the bike ride raised nearly $3 million.


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Benji Shiner

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 12-year-old Benji Shiner as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The sixth grader at Yavneh Academy led his team, Grand & Essex, to victory in this summer’s 4/5 grade BBO/TBO championship game. When asked about Shiner, BBO Comissioner Rabbi Avi Rosalimsky told The Jewish


The Swim to the End of the World: Part 1

When the gyms shut down this year in March and it looked like all of my triathlons were going to be canceled, I had two problems to resolve:

Where was I going to swim?

What was going to motivate me to keep swimming?


Waiting to Exhale: TBO 14U Holds on for 6-4 Victory Over Tenafly

(Courtesy of TBO) “Somebody pass the Tums!”

That was what Teaneck’s coaches and fans were thinking in the top of the seventh inning at Overpeck Park, as they watched their team desperately struggle to hold the 6-2 lead they brought into the inning. A seeming eternity after Jason Gamss took


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Emme Wallach

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize Emme Wallach as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The fifth grader at the Yeshivat Noam showed off her game this summer earning her a spot on the Junior Division All Star team at Hustle & Heart this summer. Earlier in the year, Emme’s MGBL team V&N Realty


Back on Track: TBO Bounces Back for Clean(er) 8-1 Win Over Saddle Brook

Focus can make all the difference. Great pitching doesn’t hurt either.

Coming off of a painful loss last Thursday night against Leonia, Teaneck 14U rebounded in a big way, taking this matchup against Saddle Brook decisively, 8-1. The TBO boys looked stronger in every phase of the game,


Jump Into Shape Jumps for Kosher Troops

(Courtesy of Jump Into Shape) On Sunday night, October 4, Jump Into Shape (www.jumpintoshape.fun) raised $1,150 for Kosher Troops ( www.koshertroops.com ), an organization that sends kosher food and holiday gift baskets to several hundred Jewish members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed


Are You a COVID-19 Athlete?

Regular gym classes, many sports leagues and in-person fitness classes are among the many casualties of the new normal. The Jewish Link would like to hear from you, our readers: “What creative methods have you employed to maintain your fitness and sanity during COVID-19?”

Please submit your pandemic


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Jackie Carter

Drink Up and The Jewish Link would like to recognize 15-year-old Jackie Carter as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Carter, a freshman at Yeshivat Frisch earned recognition as an JV All-Star at Hustle and Heart this past summer. When asked about Jackie, Yeshivat Noam coach Steve Gutlove told The Jewish Link, “I had


For the Orthodox Jewish Sports Fan, October Is the Cruelest Month

We all know about the difficulties observant Jews must face each year in dealing with taking off so many work days for the Jewish holidays in the fall.

But how about some sympathy for the Orthodox Jewish sports fan. Every year the baseball playoffs are scheduled in October, which always correspond to at