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  • Jordan Farmar returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv

    July 6, 2015 | 4:02 pm

    Jordan Farmar, a Jewish NBA player who won two league championships as a member of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, is heading back to Israel to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Farmar, who is Jewish, played 16 games for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the NBA lockout of 2011. The 6-2 guard, a...

  • Lakers welcome back Jordan Farmar

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    July 18, 2013 | 10:34 am

    The Lakers brought back a familiar face in (Jewish) veteran guard Jordan Farmar on Wednesday. Farmar had a bench role with the Lakers from 2006-2010 where he averaged 6.7 points and 2.1 assists per game. From the Lakers' press release:

    EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have...

  • Jordan Farmar waived by Hawks, to play in Turkey

    July 17, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Jordan Farmar was waived by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and reportedly will continue his professional basketball career in Turkey.

    Farmar and four other players were traded to Atlanta last week from the Brooklyn Nets. The Jewish point guard reportedly asked the Hawks to buy out his...

  • Nets’ Jordan Farmar to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    August 4, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets has signed to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Farmar, a 6-foot-2 guard who is Jewish, will play for the Israeli champions as long as the NBA lockout continues, according to reports. He will be eligible to play as an Israeli, not counting against the limit of four foreign players per team in the Israeli league.

    The Los Angeles native averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 assists last season, mostly coming off the bench for the Nets. Farmar had played four seasons for the L.A. Lakers before coming to New Jersey.

  • Top Ten Celebrity Moments:  Chabad Telethon

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 26, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    What do Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Martin Sheen, Adam Lambert, Sammy Davis, Jr., Al Gore, Jerry Lewis and Bob Saget have in common – besides show business?  Each has appeared on the Chabad “To Life!” Telethon, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary show on...

  • Jordan Farmar and the Jewish (Hoops) Future

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 23, 2009 | 2:20 am

    It’s the second night of Passover, and Jordan Farmar is warming up under the bright lights of Staples Center. His teammates have already slipped into the locker room to decompress before taking the court against the Denver Nuggets. Farmar is still taking shot after shot.


  • ‘The First Basket’ depicts journey from Ellis Island to shooting hoops

    October 30, 2008 | 3:31 am

    It's true that major league baseball has seen a renaissance of Jewish players during the past few years, but the historic American Jewish sport is surely basketball.

    It makes sense if you think about it: Easy to play on the concrete surfaces that are ubiquitous in urban areas,...
  • Footage of Farmar coaching hoops in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 4, 2008 | 7:22 pm

    Video footage of Jordan Farmar’s trip to Israel, courtesy of the one and only Elie Seckbach.

  • Jordan Farmar shoots for Middle East coexistence

    August 11, 2008 | 4:41 pm

    Jordan Farmar was in his familiar place in the backcourt on Aug. 5, scoring an easy shot.

    Only this time his teammates were not named Kobe and Pau but Daniel and Ibrahim, and instead of shooting to win, he was shooting for coexistence in the Middle East.

    Farmar came to Israel for a...

  • Jordan Farmar shifts from Mideast peace to environmental movement

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 8, 2008 | 3:50 pm

    Lakers guard Jordan Farmar, currently leading a basketball/coexistence clinic for Israeli and Palestinian children outside Jerusalem, will return to his alma mater UCLA Aug. 18 to lead another basketball camp. This one too will marry sports with activism.

    The first annual Hoop Farm...

  • Jordan Farmar fulfills his mission to Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 6, 2008 | 5:37 pm

    Basketball camp began Monday for the Israeli and Palestinian kids in Kiryat Gat. Their trainer was Jordan Farmar, former Bruin star, back-up Lakers point guard and Jewish all-star. Farmar announced last month he would make this pilgrimage, which is rooted in his interest in...

  • Lakers Farmar enters Mideast peace process

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 15, 2008 | 1:03 pm

    Jordan Farmar, the Lakers back-up point guard and the NBA’s best Jewish player (the bar is admittedly low), will travel to Israel next month to run basketball clinics for Israeli and Palestinian kids. It appears the program, sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace, is designed to...

  • Bruins Prep for Tense Tournament

    By Carin Davis

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's March Madness, so brush off your brackets, enter your office pool and cheer for two Jewish UCLA Bruins, one male, one female, as they head into the big dance.

    Sophomore point guard Jordan Farmar led UCLA to their most successful regular season play since the season leading up...