Saturday, July 04, 2020


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


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