Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Bike4Chai 2020: Part 4

After eight hours and over 70 miles of cycling, we were nearing the end of Bike4Chai 2020. We had battled heat, humidity and never-ending inclines.

With fewer than eight miles to go, I noticed that my gears were not responding. My first thought was, “The battery that powers


Jewish MMA, Kickboxing Champion From India to Make Aliyah With His Family

Obed Hrangchal is a member of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community, descendants of one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.

(JNS) Obed Hrangchal, 26, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and kickboxing champion from India who has already won two gold, seven silver and two bronze national medals in Wushu


The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Zevi Samet

Drink Up and The Jewish Link would like to recognize 17-year-old Zevi Samet as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The senior at the Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) has worked very hard to get where he is today, arguably one of the top five varsity basketball players in the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School Athletic


The Knockouts Repeat as CBY Softball Champions

Last week’s issue reported on the Harold Gellis CBY A league playoffs and wild finish to their season and it was no different in the B League. On Sunday September 13, the Knockouts, last year’s A-league champion, and the Shaare Gaters faced off in Sagamore Park for a best-of-three series to determine the B League


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