Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Team HASC — A Runners Perspective

While sitting on the plane on the way back from the A1A half marathon weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I reflect on the thrilling adventure I’ve just experienced. I had just spent three days with Team HASC, days that were nothing short of miraculous. It’s been some time since I’ve had such nachas and joy, since I was so fully choked up with emotion.

Yasher Koach of the Week: Saul and Tova Lejtman

Several months ago, Teaneck’s own Saul Lejtman decided he was going to run a race. Saul is not one of the many regulars that you would find running up and down the mountainous terrain known as West Engelwood Avenue in the wee hours of the morning, let alone the hills of Jerusalem. In fact, when Saul signed up for the Jerusalem Half-Marathon it was his first step into

Frisch JV Topples Heschel to Advance to the Yeshiva League Semi-Finals

When Heschel sees Frisch Captain Andrew Langer #23 coming, they should bar the door—with double locks. After torching the Heat for 41 in the Rubenstein Tournament in December, Langer picked up right where he left off and dropped 28 (playing only three quarters) on Heschel to lead the Cougar blitz over the number 2 seed from the Manhattan

Yavneh Tops Noam in a Playoff Thriller

The Sunday afternoon playoff matchup between these two 7th grade basketball teams was a bit of a paradox. On one hand, Noam, led by Yechiel Kaiser, Benny Matheson, Avi Bodoff, Joe Baron, Jacob Lehrer, and Sammy Nat came in with a 7-3 record, and had already beaten Yavneh, which barely squeaked into the playoffs with a 3-7 record. On the other hand, on opening

TABC Varsity Storm Over the Cougars in Round One of the Playoffs

The TABC Storm came into the playoffs hungry for a victory over their cross-county rivals, the Frisch Cougars. After a tough defeat against the Cougars in the last game of the MYHSAL regular season, TABC looked to capitalize on its home court advantage and advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Both teams proved early on that they would not go down

Looking for Umpires

The Yavneh Youth league is looking for high school umpires for softball this spring!! It’s $25 a game on Sunday mornings and occasional weeknights. Requirements are a solid knowledge of baseball rules and coming to at least one training session. Please contact Corey Berman with any questions and/or sign up by emailing

Ma’ayanot Swim Report

The Ma’ayanot Swim season recently came to an end. It was a very competitive team this year that won two meets against Bruriah and Frisch, came in second place in one group meet, and lost another.

Led by our excellent coach, Esther Lowensteiner, the team practiced since September, sometimes after long school days with other commitments to attend to after swim

RYNJ Lady Jaguars Roll to Finals

After capping a perfect 10-0 regular season with a win over YCQ, the RYNJ girls basketball team secured the top seed in the playoffs.

On Monday night they faced Barkai, a team they had beaten by only a narrow margin during the regular season. After trailing early, the Jaguars caught up and, at halftime, the score was 22-19, RYNJ leading.

In the third

It’s Going to Be Another Exciting Year of RYNJ 6th Grade Basketball

On February 12th the 6th grade RYNJ Jaguars started their season in Deal, NJ. On the eve of the year’s biggest snowstorm, the Jaguars suffered a 49-45 defeat. Even so, led by Shmulie Coates (22pts), the Jaguars showed sparks of greatness battling back from a double digit deficit,

With a sour taste in our mouths, the Jaguars returned home determined

SAR JV Boys Basketball Sting the Storm

SAR JV Boys Basketball defeated TABC in the quarterfinal round in true nail-biter fashion. The game was neck and neck throughout in a defensive slugfest, with no team taking a large lead.

After being held to only 2 points in the first, SAR scored 11 in the second quarter. For the night, the Sting hit four 3-pointers, including two by Eitan Hain and one each by

Yisrael Feld Named Skyline Rookie of the Year

The Skyline Conference announced today that among its men’s basketball all-conference members is Yeshiva guard Yisrael Feld, who was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year, as well as a second-team All-Skyline member for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season.

Feld had an outstanding first year with the Maccabees, leading the team and finishing high

Noam Hockey Off to the Championship!

The Noam Knights hockey team beat Moriah 4-1 on Monday night. It was an outstanding game all around and a great team win.

It was 2-1 at the end of the 2nd, but the Noam Knights hustled and netted 2 in the third. Charlie Bendheim had 2 goals, Akiva Wieder had 1, and Ari Soloman had a goal. Wieder, Sammy Weiss, Yehuda Saks, and ET Dubin were jumping in front of