L–R: Jonathan Weiss, Dan Schindelheim, and Ayelet Haymov

On Thursday night, June 27, top Jewish athletes are scheduled to compete in a 5-on-5 basketball tournament at the Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn. Eight all-star teams from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Five Towns will battle for the championship crown and $500 cash prize. The tournament will feature eight of the top basketball teams from the New York area, several of whom have won league championships in the various Jewish sports leagues throughout the year.

All proceeds from this exciting event will be donated to the Priority‑1 Teacher Training Institute, a dynamic program that provides young men with the training and guidance necessary to become expert rebbeim and leaders of the Jewish community. This program, which is based in Bayswater, provides special training courses for young men, giving them the tools necessary to be expert mechanchim. The goal is to teach techniques beyond the standard classroom management and discipline methods taught elsewhere, so the mechanchim acquire skills in detecting issues and challenges before they spiral out of control.

The program also provides the training and experience to understand the issues and be able to address them through early intervention with students, families, and schools. Today, there are rebbeim teaching in yeshivas around the country that have been a part of this program and are making a difference in guiding the next generation of young students to a successful education.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors will be prominently advertised in Jewish newspapers across the metropolitan area, as well as in signs at the event and via e-mail to thousands of Jewish families and businesses in New York and nationally. For more information about this unique competition, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call Effie Hoffman at 818-984-9969 or e-mail jdivisionhead@gmail.com. v


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