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NBA Basketball Without Borders comes to Israel

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The NBA’s “Basketball Without Bounds” camp is being held in Israel for the first time. With some NBA greats from players to coaches, the participants are getting the best possible education on the hardwood. The opening press conference featured a number of speakers including NBA [Read More]

Israel Basketball Team Continues Along

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Basketball Team played in front of their home crowd for the first time and moved their exhibition record to 6-0 after defeating Great Britain 78-69 at the Drive Inn Arena in Tel Aviv. Israel will play another 2 games at home on Friday against Slovenia at Yad Eliyahu while on [Read More]

Israel Sports Schedule August 16-September 6!

August 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Below is a list of the sports taking place in Israel between August 12-September 6. For most games but not all tickets can be bought through the Leaan Website. Please note that some games are on Shabbat. If you haven specific questions please email me sportsrabbi9@gmail.com Wednesday Aug 16 21:45 [Read More]

Idan Zalmanson: Meet the Israel National Basketball Team

August 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Idan Zalmanson has played for the Under-16 and Under-18 Israel National Teams in the past and will now look to make an impact on the senior team. The 6″9 center currently plays for Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion but his pro career began with the Yellow & Blue of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Having [Read More]

Alex Chubrevich: Meet the Israel National Basketball Team

August 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alex Chuberich was born in Russia and emigrated to Israel when he was 10-years old. The 6″11 foot center actually began his sports career as a volleyball player switching over to roundball when he was 19. The big man began his Israeli professional career Hapoel Gilboa/Galil and has also [Read More]

Grant Greenberg, Record Setter

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Not only is Grant Greenberg the all-time men’s collegiate leading scorer in the state of Kansas with 3,330 total career points but he’s also a “Mentsch”. You would never know in a million years that the unassuming University of Saint Mary’s guard has broken record after record and picked [Read More]

Time will Tell: Welcome to Jerusalem Fotios Katsikaris

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fotios Katsikaris the new Hapoel Jerusalem Head Coach was introduced this past week as the Greek will have some fairly large shoes to fill in Simone Pianigiani. Katsikaris comes to Israel’s capital with plenty of basketball experience in some of the best leagues in the world including the Spanish [Read More]

Spencer Weisz Ivy League on & off the court

July 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

There’s plenty of top quality basketball players who plied their trade at the Maccabiah, but you may not find one that can combine his Ivy League school education and basketball like Spencer Weisz. The northern New Jersey native did not only attend one of the finest Universities in the United [Read More]

Alec Kobre: “My goal is to play in Israel”

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alec Kobre is a sharp shooter who represented the United States on their Maccabiah Gold Medal winning team under the tutelage of coach Doug Gottlieb. The former Pacific guard spoke about his experiences in the Holy Land, “It has been great. It was my first time in Israel and it’s been great [Read More]
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