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  • Day schools build new fields — and dream

    October 27, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game.

    They gathered Wednesday at the South Florida school not only to cheer on the Lions, but also welcome a new star beneath the bright lights...

  • From homelessness to the table tennis summit, Paralympian Tahl Leibovitz is London-bound

    August 21, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways – not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure.

    The subways were where Leibovitz lived.

    A troubled home and problems at school got Leibovitz kicked out of both places. Daytime, he wandered....

  • Two Jews on Film give competing ‘bagel’ ratings to ‘Moneyball’ [VIDEO]

    September 22, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    First thing I must say is…I basically know nothing about sports. I do watch the Super Bowl but only for the commercials. That said, I absolutely loved ‘Money Ball’. Which goes to prove, that you don’t have to be a baseball fan, to think that this film, written by Aaron Sorkin and...

  • Special-needs athletes score in basketball program

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "What happens next Coach Jeff?" Tali asked. She stood in her long skirt and T-shirt in the middle of the basketball court.

    "Right now nothing," Jeff Liss answered. "But we'll figure something out just for you, Tali," he added in a cheerful tone.

    Tali Hill, 17, has been asking this...

  • Eli Sherman, SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Co-Founder,  74

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For years, Eli Sherman heard the joke about "Great Jewish Athletes" being the world's shortest book. But he knew better.

    Sherman, who died at age 74 of natural causes Nov. 14 at a Palm Desert rehabilitation center, devoted his life to advancing recognition of Jewish athletic...

  • After School Is Prime Game Time for Kids of All Needs

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Kathryn Gaskin's blonde braid bounces against her sweatshirt as she rounds second base under the afternoon sun. The 12-year-old's obvious enthusiasm is not for her own athletic pursuits but for those of Angeline, a teen with Down syndrome, whom Gaskin coaches in an after-school...
  • Sportsmanship Starts With Parents

    By Julie M. Brown

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, when my son was beginning his foray into competitive tennis, I entered him in a local, somewhat low-key tournament intended to introduce new players to tennis competition. I thought it would be fun. But as I watched my son's match, the activity one court over distracted...

  • Choose the Right Day School

    By Wendy Mogel

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As fall approaches, many of us are forced to turn our thoughts to selecting a private day school for our children. Quite frequently, this process causes even normally stable parents to suffer symptoms of mental confusion, dizziness and difficulty making rational decisions. A school...