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Mensch Madness

By Carin Davis

March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

If you're looking to win your office March Madness pool, put your money on the Jews. Representing the West Coast in this year's dance are Cal forward/center Amit Tamir and Stanford... read full article

  • Israeli Surfs New Turf

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Windsurfer Gal Friedman became the first Israeli to win the gold medal at the World Mistral Sailboard Championships, held in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday, Dec. 15. Out of the 11 races in the regatta, Friedman won four and in two more he placed second, making it the best-ever...

  • Jewish Fans Fill Dodger Stands

    By Carin Davis

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Hot dogs! Get your glatt kosher hot dogs."

    Not your typical vendor cry? Not your typical Dodgers game.

    The fourth annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium boasted an Israeli and American flag color guard, a reserved section filled with as many kippot as baseball caps, and a...

  • Synagogue’s Biggest Hit

    By Carin Davis

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It's 20-19 in the seventh, two outs, runners on first and third. The unrelenting Valley sun beats down on four-time league champions Temple Judea, who have allowed Kol Tikvah Black to score three runs in the game's final inning and narrow the margin to one. With a clean crack of the...

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  • West Valley JCC Open and Synagogue Basketball League

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Shomrei Torah pulled a three-peat, defeating Valley Beth Shalom in the West Valley JCC Synagogue League Championship. Former collegiate and Israeli hoop star, Mark Turnenshine, earned MVP honors for his 37 tournament points.

    The Doorjammers defeated the John's Jocks for the West...

  • Ice Capades

    By Carin Davis

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Joey likes Rachel!"

    In Aliso Viejo's Ice Chalet snack bar, six typical teens squeal about "Friends" and lace their skates. Among them, an eye-catching brunette balances against a table and lifts her left foot to meet her back. The banner above the skate-rental booth, constructed...

  • Homeboys on Home Plate

    By Jeremy Hamburgh

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are myriad jokes about Jews in sports. In the 1980 movie "Airplane," a passenger asks for something light to read. The stewardess offers her a pamphlet on Jewish athletes.

    Peter and Joachim Horvitz, the father-and-son team whose recent compendium, "The Big Book of Jewish...

  • Let the Games Begin

    By Jessica Steinberg

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Greg Spector, a strapping, 6-foot-4-inch volleyball player from Los Angeles, tends to be philosophical when discussing why he decided to participate in this year's Maccabiah Games.

    "The Maccabiah makes a statement," said Spector, 31, sporting a yellow visor and green satin yarmulke...

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