Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Athletes

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    August 28, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April 2013.

    Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction...

  • The day after- an Olympics summary

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    This is the first time, since 1988, that Israeli athletes return from the Olympic games without any medals. None. It’s not like we usually bring more than one, but this was still one hell of a national disappointment. This was the first time I watched the Olympic Games, and after a...

  • America’s Jewish Olympians head to London with Jewish pride

    July 17, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Jason Lezak—no newcomer to Olympic glory—recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games.

    “I definitely would hope to … get onto the podium there and win a medal for the USA,” Lezak, a seven-time Olympic medalist, told JTA on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics

    September 10, 2009 | 3:39 pm

    Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades.

    Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29, and welterweight Dmitriy Salita, 27—both undefeated—are poised to battle for world titles this...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Are these the top Jewish athletes of all time?

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 3:17 am

    InGameNow.com is a sports blog that tracks scores in real time -- games as they are played.

    Today, in honor of Yom Kippur, they published their list of the top Jewish 37 athletes -- seven winners and 30 nominees, as well as this photo of Olympic medalist Dara Torres (photo, left)....
  • VIDEO: Virtual Rabbi David presents ‘The Jewish Olympics’

    August 22, 2008 | 10:12 pm

    Virtual Rabbi (and Olympics fan) David Paskin presents a Shabbat message based on the determination and dedication of Olympic athletes.

    David Paskin, or Rabbi David as he is known by his congregants, is an accomplished spiritual leader, singer/songwriter, entertainer and award-winning Jewish educator. For more than a decade, David has served as full-time Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Massachusetts

     

  • Big list o’ Jewish Olympians

    August 5, 2008 | 4:50 pm


    Dara Torres on the Today Show, August 7, 2008



    NEW YORK (JTA)—The following is a list of known Jewish athletes competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing:

    United States

    Fencing, Women
    Sada Jacobson, saber

    Kayaking
    Rami Zur, 500-meter individual

    Swimming, Men
    Jason Lezak,...

  • VIDEO: Israeli Olympic athletes remembered

    August 5, 2008 | 1:26 am

    YouTube member JewishFan writes of his video:

    Remembering the massacre, and the brutality and tactics of the Arab terrorists, is important and relevant: There are millions of radical Muslims today who, if they had the chance, would kill all the Jews and even be willing to blow themselves up to do it.

    It reminds us that Israel cannot let its guard down for one moment nor can we, as Jews. There are murderers out there wanting to kill us; in fact, plotting to kill us even as this is being written.

    Photo montages, vintage news footage, music (Enya.)

  • ... And We Wouldn’t Mind $100 Million

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lakers' basketball star Kobe Bryant "wouldn't mind being Jewish."

    Bryant, who is Catholic, reportedly told a handful of reporters in Boston last month that, "I wouldn't mind. Really."

    Well, why not? It's fine by us.

    The topic arose during a good-natured exchange with reporters during...

  • Pin Up These Pinups

    By Carin Davis

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At last, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Calendar has some real competition -- some Jewish competition. The latest thing in girly pinups -- with class -- is the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's (HBI) Jewish + Female + Athlete Calendar. So you can toss that traditional scroll of...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • Quadriplegics Play a Murderous Game

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 2003, Dana Adam Shapiro was stunned by an article about quadriplegic rugby -- a.k.a. murderball -- played by testosterone-amped athletes who ram the hell out of each other in souped-up wheelchairs.

    The quadriplegics, at least partially impaired in all four limbs, were...

  • Jew Jokes Not a Joke

    By David Finnigan

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish teenager in Ventura County has filed a federal lawsuit against the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), alleging that his high school coach and teammates repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks to him and that school officials were indifferent to his complaints.

    In...

  • ‘Show & Tel’ Dials the Right Artwork

    By Marc Ballon

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Show & Tel: Art of Connection," the Zimmer Children's Museum's exhibition of 179 telephones decorated and deconstructed by painters, sculptors, politicians, athletes and others, features an array of artworks ranging from the whimsical to the confrontational.

    Grouped by such themes...

  • Athletes Sport Skills in Chile

    By Carin Davis

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did you hear the one about the Jewish linebacker? If you did, don't tell it to Jed Margolis, executive director of Macabbi USA/Sports for Israel. "The joke is always that there are no good Jewish athletes, but that's not true, especially in Southern California," Margolis said. "Some...

  • And the Shul Goes Wild!

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Six Jewish sportsmen from the United States, Britain and Canada have been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Stone, tennis champion Harold Solomon, Olympic track and field coach Mel Rosen and Hank Kaplan, boxing historian and...

  • Up Front

    By Journal Staff

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    JCC Wants a Few Good Maccabis



    The Jewish Community Center (JCC) is on the lookout for teen athletes who want to compete in the 2003 JCC Maccabi Games, a week-long international Jewish youth summer games competition, to be held Aug. 8 through Aug. 15.

    This year, 70 local...

  • Phoenix of the Games

    By Brian Schiff

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A month ago the hopes, dreams, spirit and hard work of an immeasurable number of Jewish athletes, coaches and support personnel from around the world appeared to be going to waste. Due to the unrest in the Middle East, the 16th World Maccabiah Games were in jeopardy.

    But as the week...

  • Honoring Dedication

    By Ari Morguelan

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    That joke about the world's shortest book being "Great Jewish Athletes" was finally put out to pasture last week. On Jan. 20, the West Valley Jewish Community Center hosted the Ninth Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Bob "Super Dave Osborne" Einstein...

  • Fern Milken Sports & Youth Complex

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    If anyone doubts the popularity of the new Fern Milken Sports & Youth Complex at the West Valley Jewish Community Center, just show up on any given weekday. The center, which used to attract primarily seniors, is now a hangout for youth of all ages, especially those with a love of...

  • Careless Construction

    By Naomi Segal

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.

    Following a trial that lasted more than two years, at which more than 80 witnesses testified about the disaster...

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE