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  • L.A. teams are golden at Maccabi Games

    By Carin Davis

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than 60 athletes from Westside JCC's Team Westside and The New JCC at Milken's Team L.A. represented the greater Los Angeles area this month during the 25th annual Maccabi Games, scoring numerous gold, silver and bronze wins in such sports as baseball, basketball, swimming,...
  • Maccabi Games debunk myths about Jewish athletes

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Woody Allen's oft-told joke about the paucity of Jewish sports heroes reinforces stereotypes going back centuries. A noteworthy example comes from sociologist Edward Ross, a Protestant, who about 100 years ago had this to say about Jews: "On the physical side, the Hebrews are the...
  • Tennis star puts Israel in grip of Shaharmania

    By Hillel Abrams

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Golda Meir may still hold a prominent place in the hearts of Israelis, but right now the most popular woman in Israel is a 20-year-old who swings a tennis racket for a living.

    Her name is Shahar Peer, and while she is only a private in the Israeli army, she is ranked 18 in the world...

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  • L.A. ‘boys of summer’ take to the diamond in Israel

    By Carin Davis

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Echad, shtaiyim, shelosh strikes and you're out at the new ball game. That's right, sports fans, America's favorite pastime is set to become Israel's favorite pastime. At least that's the hope of the new Israel Baseball League (IBL). With six teams, three stadiums and a 45-game...
  • Milken JCC board rejects Federation offer

    By Jane Ulman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The future of the The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which serves thousands of Jews in the West Valley, including 125 preschoolers and 700 seniors, is still uncertain.

    Despite a debt of $250,000 and the loss of nearly one-third of its members following the closure of its pool by...
  • March Madness means April Angst: Pesach vs. NCAA

    By Saul Austerlitz

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This year, and not for the first time, my celebration of a major American holiday will be stymied by my celebration of a major Jewish holiday.

    Monday night, April 2, I will be at my parents' table for the first night of Passover. At the same time, I will not be in front of the...

  • Leaders of the PAC are back

    By Carin Davis

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Pac-10 Mens' Basketball Tournament returns to Staples Center this week, and Jewish athletes Derek Glasser and Alex Pribble join their teams in the quest for the Conference Tournament Title.

    Glasser, the starting point guard for Arizona State Sun Devils (8-21; 2-16 in Pac-10)...

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