World Series Jews

Two Jews will be in the World Series that begins this Friday—the Houston Astros' superstar third baseman Alex Bregman and the Philadelphia Phillies' little-known...

LA Star Ryan Turell First Orthodox Jew Drafted by an NBA G League Team

Turell, who attended Valley Torah High School and Yeshiva University (YU), set scoring records throughout his tenure playing for the schools.

1972 Olympian Remembers Munich Massacre

Before the massacre that marred the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, there was a 23-year-old long-distance runner from Finland who wowed audiences with a...

Remembering the Munich Olympic Massacre 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago this week, eleven members of the Israeli Olympic Team were murdered in a horrific terrorist act at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. 

“Jerry Maguire” Agent Leigh Steinberg Still Leads with Jewish Values

Outside of the sports world, he’s known as the inspiration for the character “Jerry Maguire,” played by Tom Cruise in the 1996 Cameron Crowe film.

Auburn Coach Wants to Start “Abraham Accords Cup” Basketball Tourney in Israel, Arab States

The Auburn University Men’s Basketball team just completed a visit to Israel, becoming the first major American college basketball program to do so.

USC and UCLA are Joining the Most Jewish Collegiate Athletic Conference

By joining the Big Ten Conference, UCLA and USC are also joining the athletic conference with more Jewish students than any other in the U.S, over 58,000 in total.

Sandy Koufax Statue to Be Unveiled at Dodger Stadium June 18

A statue of Sandy Koufax, arguably the most famous Jewish athlete in American sports, is set to be unveiled at Dodger Stadium this month.

Two Things Lakers Fans Must Do This Month

The HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” is the closest thing Angelenos have to watching a hometown NBA team in the playoffs this spring.

Israeli UFC Fighter Dedicates Victory to Holocaust Victims

Moments after his first victory on the UFC roster, Israeli fighter Natan Levy stood in the center of the octagon and spoke not only about his keys to victory, but also made a heartfelt announcement to the audience. 

All the Jewish Athletes to Watch at the 2022 Beijing Olympics

Despite the continuing COVID chaos and the mounting protests about China’s human rights record, the 2022 Beijing Olympics are proceeding on schedule, just six months after the delayed Tokyo games — and we have your guide to the Jewish athletes who are on their way.

Is Max Fried — Who Clinched the World Series for the Atlanta Braves — the Second Greatest Jewish Pitcher Ever?

Max Fried clinched the World Series for the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night with a superlative pitching performance, validating claims of fans who believe that the 27-year old Los Angeles native is the second best Jewish pitcher in history, after his idol, Sandy Koufax.

Exploring a Family’s Relationship With the NBA and the Holocaust

Dan Grunfeld’s first book, which will be published November 30, dives deep into his grandmother Anyu’s story in Romania before the Nazis invaded.

The NFL Is Full of Jewish Players This Season

The 102nd National Football League season just began, and it’s a special one for Los Angelenos and the Jewish people. 

Israeli Basketball Coach Achieves Winning Record With Training and Torah

Tamir will be launching the Daniel Tamir Basketball Program starting August 9 through August 20 at Emek Hebrew Academy in Sherman Oaks.

Shalhevet Season Ends

Shalhevet High School’s dream basketball season ended Monday morning with a 77-71 loss to Bonita Vista in the championship game of the CIF Southern...

Shalhevet Beats Glendora, 67—65, to Reach CIF SoCal 3A Regional Finals

Shalhevet High School’s boys’ basketball team rallied from 14 points down Thursday night to defeat top-seeded Glendora, 67-65, in overtime in the CIF State...

Group Set up by German Soccer Stars Donates $80,000 to Auschwitz Museum

The WeKickCorona Initiative, established this year by Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, gave the money after the museum asked for public contributions in the wake of the pandemic, which has paralyzed tourism.

DeSean Jackson to Visit Auschwitz With a Holocaust Survivor

The trip is planned for after the pandemic.

DeSean Jackson to Meet With Julian Edelman and Holocaust Survivor

Jackson had posted quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on Instagram.

Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner Calls on NFL to Address Anti-Semitism

"The Jewish community right now is pissed. They're mad. Because it just seems like we don't care."

Pittsburgh Steeler Gets Emotional Speaking Out About DeSean Jackson and Anti-Semitism

"I stand in solidarity with all my Jewish brothers and sisters."

1965: When Dodger Sandy Koufax Didn’t Pitch Game One of the World Series

Ending a 29-year-old drought, the Los Angeles Dodgers will finally compete in the World Series, this time against the Houston Astros; the first game...

Sandy Koufax and Yom Kippur: The link that lasts forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOPHCYuUyU   As Yom Kippur approaches, Jewish baseball fans hark back to the fall of 1965, when Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax said he would not take...

Patriots’ Robert Kraft ‘disappointed’ with Trump over clash with NFL players

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed” by President Donald Trump’s clash with NFL players. Trump on Friday at a rally...

Is Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen Jewish?

Since Jewish star player Julian Edelman is out for the entire 2017-18 NFL season after tearing his ACL, Jewish football fans may be looking...

Sababa Surf Camp connects kids with surfing, sand and Judaism

Danny Mishkin had just one question for the 14 teens and tweens in his Sababa Surf Camp in Malibu over Labor Day weekend: “What’s...

Amar’e Stoudemire will not return for second season with Israeli team

Amar’e Stoudemire announced that he will not be rejoining Hapoel Jerusalem to play a second season. The 34-year-old former NBA All-Star did not indicate in...

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman out for season with knee injury

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the 2017 season after sustaining a knee injury in a preseason game. Edelman, 31, a favorite...

Galaxy’s Jewish Heritage Night will feature Los Angeles native Daniel Steres

As a soccer-cleated kid growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Daniel Steres idolized Cobi Jones, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s dreadlocked captain who played...

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