Thursday, May 28, 2020


Steppin Up at Step It Up?

It’s the last week of August and your son has just returned from an amazing adventure at camp. As you look at the daunting mound of laundry before you, realization sets in. I am not talking about the realization that you have hours of laundry and delousing ahead of you. The yom tovim have not yet arrived and the kids have not yet had their first day of


Elite Wins 4th B’nai B’rith Men’s Softball Championship

The Elite began its season with several new players. Key new additions were Rob (1B, 2B), Joe M. (3B) and Dennis (1B).

The Elite, which was the result of a merger with the Mishpuchah and the Bombers several years ago, now has its fourth championship under its belt to go along with two losses in the finals. Four players, Joe S. (OF), Ben (OF), Larry (C)


CMEK Raises the Bar

Since 1997 CMEK has been the premier basketball developmental program in Bergen County, New Jersey. This past summer many local athletes participated in the Cmek camp experience: Carly Sheinfeld (YN), Mollie Orlinsky (YN), Yakira Keiser (YN), Gert Slevin (Moriah), Jordan Janowski (SSDS), Sabre Zimmer (SSDS), Danielle Rothschild (YN) and Elaine Ratner (YN).


Knockers Win Bnai Yeshurun Leaugue Championship

What happens when you lose multiple key players to injuries while dropping five of your first six games of a new season? That may sound like a recipe for a one-way ticket down to Congregation Bnai Yeshurun Men’s Club Softball’s B League, but for the Knockers, the unlikely answer was the 2013 A League title. The Knockers overcame a slow start to the season


The Rattlers: Almost Snake Bit

The Rinat Rattlers won the B league championship, sweeping a doubleheader against the Lamplighters and avenging an in-season loss. The Rattlers turned four double plays and had key hits to cap a very streaky season which saw them win their first four games, lose five and then finish the regular season on a five game win streak. Due to some complex math that


Local Athletes Compete & Win On US Maccabiah Championship Team

In 1992 the United States of America sent twelve of its best basketball player to compete in the Olympic Games as the original dream Team. They not only defeated, but embarrassed any and all opponents in their path to the Olympic gold. The dream team was reborn last month, when the US sent their 18 and under team to compete in the 2013 Maccabiah Games.   The


Geerz Program Comes To Camp Mesorah

This summer, Camp Mesorah has incorporated a unique and internationally successful leadership mountain biking program called GEERZ. The new program has never been seen before in the Jewish camping world. GEERZ mountain biking program, imported from Israel, has both boys and girls signing up for an all inclusive mountain biking workshop. Founded in Israel by


The Official NFL Youth Flag Football League is Coming to Bergen County

The American Instructional Football League has been in existence for several years all across the country, but recently announced the creation of the The Bergen County Flag Football League.

September 15th through late December 2013, the league will have games every hour on sundays from nine am to six thirty pm at Overpeck County Park Football


Teaneck Junior Soccer

Are you ready for some football? No its not Monday night and I am not talking about the National Football League. The Teaneck Junior Soccer League (TJSL) is providing Teaneck residents with the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the game of soccer. TJSL is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1986 to promote the sport of soccer in Teaneck.



The Newark Bears Orthodox Batboy, Joey Goffstein – Taking His Role to a New Level!

Teaneck native Joey Goffstein, 17, who is currently heading into his senior year at YUHSB, has loved baseball since he was two years old. His father often relates a story that in 1998, during the famous “Home Run Chase” between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, two year old Joey – often only wearing a diaper – would stand with his face glued to the TV set


We Left as Just a Team, But Returned as Champions

It is often said that your teammates are the best friends that you will ever have.  In the case of the Silver Level Gymnastics Team (approximately level 8) from the United States Gymnastics Development Center in Leonia, NJ, this is certainly true.  Most of the girls on the team have been doing gymnastics since they were three or four years old, and they put


Fair Lawn B’nai B’rith Men’s Softball Report: Blue is Gold

When discussing sports teams, the word “dynasty” is rarely used.  It is reserved for a team that, according to Dictionary.com,  “dominates their sport or league for multiple seasons or years.” The “A” division of the B’nai B’rith Softball League just wrapped up its 27th season and The Blue Team won an impressive fourth straight championship