Friday, May 29, 2020


Ma’ayanot Basketball Players Return for Another Great Season

Basketball has always been a popular sport at Ma’ayanot in Teaneck. Basketball is one of Ma’ayanot’s many sports teams and has both a Junior Varsity and a Varsity team. The Junior Varsity team is coached by Coach Keni Ashby, as well as an alumnus and former Ma’ayanot basketball player Atara Polinsky. Last year, they coached the team to win four games


MTA Lions Varsity Basketball Preview

The lions are coming off an amazing season that ended in the second round of the playoffs. The MTA varsity team led by Coach Daniel Gibber is hoping to go even further this season with a different group of players.

Returning lions;  Eli Lipner, Ezra Teichman, Shmuel Sheinfil, Ephraim Tepler and Shaya Kestenbaum, will be joined by Dani Davis, Akiva


TABC JV Storm Looking To Rebound from a Tough Loss

TABC Junior Varsity basketball is once again looking forward to a new season. The team is coached by Eli Orlinsky, who took the team to the playoffs last year but unfortunately lost to a tough Frisch team to end their season.

This year, the six returning players from last year—Drew Stromer, Yehoshua Naor, Gavi Smith, Aaron Heideman, Ty Gerzberg and


Bruriah Basketball is Back

Basketball is one of the many sports played at JEC’s Bruriah High School for Girls. We are fortunate that Bruriah can field two competitive basketball teams. Both squads made it to the first round of the playoffs last year and eagerly anticipate the season ahead. The A team is the 2012 MYHSL champs, and the 1 team improved from 2-8 in 2012 to 7-4 in


TABC Varsity Storm

The TABC Varsity Basketball Storm has their eyes on the championship this season. Last year’s squad made it to the semi- finals and were the hottest team in the playoffs until their unfortunate loss to the eventual champions. Last year’s team was plagued by injuries but showed tremendous heart and determination to make it as far as they


Local Teens Got Cool Jobs at U.S Open

For about two weeks at the end of the summer one sport takes over the New York sports scene. Professional Tennis is the game and everyone wants to get in on the U. S. Open action. A-Rod and Rex Ryan take a back seat to Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and the likes. Yet despite all the glamour of the big names, a professional tennis match would be


Teaneck Breaks Ground for New Sports Complex in Votee Park

On September 10th 2013, a large group of Teaneck residents witnessed a historic event. On the eve of the 12th anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers, the town broke ground on the future home of Teaneck Athletics. Township Manager William Broughton proudly reminded all assembled that “the township of Teaneck produces elite athletes and will


Cmek Slam Jam Mini Camps

CMEK Sports recently hosted Erev Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur slam-jam mini-camps. The camps featured a myriad of sports, games and activities geared towards making it a totally fun experience for everyone. Boys and girls Pre-K to Grade 6 participated from all the local yeshivot.

Max Schachter of Yeshivat Noam (pictured on right with


Yasher Koach of the Week: Tali and Adira Fuchs

Tali and Adira Fuchs were recipients of gold medals at the recent Bergenfield PAL Soccer Skills Competition. Tali, 8 and Adira, 5, each dazzled the crowd with their ball handling skills and offensive prowess on their way to winning the top prize in each of their respective age categories. When asked about the secret to their success, Tali and Adira unanimously


CrossFit/Thinking Outside the Fitness Box

Dressed in a suit on a Friday evening, I’d stare at the mirror and a face I didn’t recognize would blankly gaze back at me. It was the image of someone I didn’t want to be: someone overweight and unhealthy; someone who didn’t have the tools to be motivated; someone who had physical goals, but didn’t know how to attain them. I wasn’t happy with


Maccabi 14U Basketball - Summer Experience Of a Lifetime

This summer I had the privilege of representing the JCC of the Palisades in 14U division Maccabi games in Orange County, California. The team consisted of some Bergen County’s top 14-year-old ball players: Isaac Blumenthal, Zac Commet, Evan Froman, Elie Kern, David Lifshitz, Creg Rosen, Yisroel Soloman, Ben Stein, Daniel Wisotsky and myself. The five days we


Jewish Link of Bergen County Yasher Koach of the week: Aidan Marks

Six-year-old Aidan Marks recently took home first place honors in the Bergenfield PAL Soccer competition. Each competitor had to compete in an obstacle course of speed and skill based drills; Marks finished with the best time and highest scores in his division.

Aidan’s father told the JLBC that in addition to being tremendously proud of his