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  • 10 Fun and Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer… Without The Gym!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 24, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    You don’t have to train like an athlete to get fit for summer. These very simple calorie burning exercises are perfect for getting that summer body, and you can do them all without going to the gym! All activities are calculated for a 140 pound woman performing the activity for at...

  • French swimmer explains Hebrew tattoo as a family tribute

    August 2, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz.

    Gilot, who is not Jewish, said the tattoo is dedicated to his family and honors Max Goldschmidt, who has been a large...

  • Aly Raisman, Jason Lezak shine for Team USA

    July 31, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive a medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.

    Raisman, of Needham, Mass., helped Team USA take the women’s team gold on Tuesday—the first...

  • Jason Lezak likely closes Olympics career with a silver medal

    July 31, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Four-time gold medalist Jason Lezak, competing in what is likely his final Olympics, helped the American swim team qualify for the 4x100-meter freestyle relay finals.

    Lezak swam in the morning preliminaries on July 29 but did not compete that evening in the finals, when the United...

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  • Love Looks Jewish to Me

    By Ilana Angel

    May 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    I like to set up my friends.  By friends of course I mean I will set up anyone.  I come across a lot of single people during my daily travels and if someone is open to a fix up, I’m all over it.  I will add them to my running list of possible set ups and hope I make a match.   I...

  • Oh Carnival Cruise Line, how I wish you’d step up to the rest of them…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 18, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe some of you noticed that I haven’t written in the last week.  Alright, none of you noticed but that’s not the point.  My husband and I took the boys on a long awaited vacation on board the “brand new” Carnival cruise ship called ‘Splendor’, or as I am calling it ‘Ineptness’.

    ...
  • Israeli swimmers under heavy security at Dubai meet

    December 16, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Israel’s national swim team is competing under heavy security in a world competition in Dubai.

    The team arrived in Dubai just in time for the Tuesday opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships after the United Arab Emirates agreed at the last minute to issue visas for...

  • Maccabiah Results: Team USA Wins 82 Medals in the First Full Week of Competition

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 21, 2009 | 1:36 pm

    Tel Aviv, Israel, July, 21 – Team USA has won 25 Gold, 26 Silver and 31 Bronze Medals in the first full week of competition at the 18th Maccabiah Games.  Competition began on Sunday, July 12 and in addition to the medal count, both Jason Lezak and Andrea Murez broke Maccabiah...

  • VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A.  #5—Jew vs. Wild

    November 3, 2008 | 7:04 pm

    VideoJew Jay Firestone goes native in this episode of VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles

  • Report from Beijing: Israeli Olympians visit Beijing school

    By Alison Klayman

    August 19, 2008 | 3:08 am

    BEIGING (JTA)—Four Israeli Olympic swimmers (Itai Chammah, Guy Barnea, Tom Beera and Gal Nevo), the Israeli Ambassador to China, the President of Israel’s National Swimming Association and a slew of Chinese and Israeli reporters visited the Shi Jia Primary School on Monday, Aug....

  • Sunday wrapup from Beijing: U.S. swimmer Torres wins two silvers; Israelis lag

    August 17, 2008 | 5:46 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—United States’ swimmer Dara Torres won two more silver medals in Beijing.

    Torres won the medals Sunday in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay.

    Jewish-American swimmers Jason Lezak and Garret Weber-Gale both added another gold medal to their...

  • Jason Lezak earns first individual medal

    August 14, 2008 | 11:33 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men’s freestyle.

    Lezak, whose late dash in the 4 x 100-meter men’s freestyle relay propelled the U.S. team to the gold medal and a world record, finished in a time of...

  • The sport of sleep deprivation

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 14, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    What the 2008 Olympics taught me: Sometimes it is OK to hit mute, fast forward is your friend and it is OK if you can’t watch everything.

    When you are staying up until midnight or later to watch Team USA dive, swim, tumble, spike and cycle, you need to be as flexible as the IOC...

  • Report from Beijing: Swapping old Jewish swim records for new ones

    By Alison Klayman

    August 11, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Jewish-American swimmers Garret Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak, along with Cullen Jones and the unstoppable Olympic champion Michael Phelps, made history in the pool on Monday, August 11.

    The US relay team won the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and smashed the world...

  • Israeli swimmer’s Olympic dreams marred by father’s death

    By Roy Eitan

    August 7, 2008 | 8:17 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli swimmer Alon Mendel realized his father's dream when he qualified for the Olympic team.

    Sadly, his father won't be there to see his son compete after an accident at the family's Netanya home claimed Costa Mendel's life.

    In a tragic irony, Alon, 20, was in...
  • Olympics 2008: Swimmers lead U.S. Jewish contingent

    July 31, 2008 | 1:49 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—For Jason Lezak, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Garrett Weber-Gale, the marketing possibilities are endless—perhaps “The Three Chaverim” or “Jews in the Pool.”

    All three Jewish sprinters are hoping to make a splash as part of the U.S. men’s swimming team heading...

  • Soboroff heads effort for ‘Chai’ Maccabiah

    By Tom Tugend

    June 18, 2008 | 9:02 pm

    While global sports fans are gradually shifting their attention to the Aug. 8 start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Eyal Tiberger and Steve Soboroff are focused on the July 13, 2009 opening ceremony in Israel of the 18th Maccabiah.

    Tiberger is the executive director of next year's...

  • 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,...
  • Krayzelburg Keeps Swim Program From Taking a Dive

    By Beverly Gray

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Just a year ago, the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim School, headed by the four-time Olympic gold medalist, opened with fanfare and big ambitions at the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC), a once lively place that in recent years has been seeking to reinvent itself. Living up to the...

  • Dive Into Home Swim Lessons

    By Galia Yardeni

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    One of the biggest dangers for children during summer is drowning. Some people think enclosing a pool with a fence or covering it with a pool cover will render the area safe, but fences are accidentally left open and covers can be left off.

    The only real solution is to teach...

  • High Marks for Jewish Swimmers

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Watermarks" is a life-affirming documentary that celebrates the constancy of courage and grace, from youth to old age.

    Its setting is the waltz-loving Austria of the 1920s and '30s, where the lithe young swimmers of the fabled Hakoah ("the strength") Vienna sports club are...

  • Krayzelburg to Defend Record in Athens

    By Tom Tugend

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg will go to the Athens Olympic Games, thanks to placing second in his race during the U.S. qualifying trials, a feat greeted with greater acclaim and emotion than his three gold medals in Sydney four years ago.

    The Jewish immigrant from Odessa had the media,...

  • Starting Over

    By Peter Ephross

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Millions of immigrants have flocked to the United States looking for streets paved with gold. Lenny Krayzelburg, who came to Los Angeles from Odessa, Ukraine, in 1988 is searching for gold as well - but in a pool at Sydney's Olympic Games.

    Several Jewish athletes from the former...

  • Israeli-Style Fitness

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's no Sports Club/LA in its luxury and beauty, but the Elite Sports Center at Tel Aviv University is one of the best sports clubs in Israel, with facilities and services that may make even the premier sports club in L.A. a little envious.

    The Elite Sports Center runs all of...

  • Swimming Star

    By Jason Levin

    June 10, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When the Olympic swimmers hit the pool in the summer of 2000 in Sydney, it will represent the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Few will have worked harder, or sacrificed more, than America's top backstroker, Lenny Krayzelburg. The 23-year-old American record holder in...
  • A Conversation with Novelist Josh Henkin

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Josh Henkin will read from his new book, "Swimming Across the Hudson," Mon., May 12, 7 p.m. at Dutton's on San Vivente. Josh Henkin's paternal grandfather was an Orthodox rabbi who lived in the United States for 50 years without ever learning to speak English. Still, the author...
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