The Five Towns Jewish Sports League, an after-school hockey program for yeshiva boys in grades 1—11, got off to a roaring start on Sunday, October 30, under the direction of league founders Tuli Urbach and Nachi Gordon. Games are held in the Lawrence Middle School gym for the 16 teams in the league. Sponsors include the Five Towns Jewish Times, Gourmet Glatt, Rita’s Ices, Maidenbaum, and Lobos. For more information, visit 5tjsl.com or like them on Facebook: Jewish Sports leagues, LLC.
The FDU Yeshiva Program’s Sukkos z’man class in sports marketing was taught by the program’s director, Professor Ira Jaskoll. Students who study in a yeshiva in Israel or elsewhere were able to take up to six credits in 11 days before Sukkos, during chol ha’moed, and after Sukkos. No other school offers such a unique schedule. Yeshiva students can complete their BA degree in one year or 30 credits.
The class went to visit the Yogi Berra Museum and heard from Dave Kaplan, its director, and Greg Lockard, president of the New Jersey Jackals who play next door in Yogi Berra Stadium. The final project for the class was to create a marketing plan for the Yogi Berra Museum or for Jewish Heritage Day for the Jackals. The proposals will be sent to Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Lockard for review and ranking, with the top team winning an award. Additional speakers were Dov Kramer, executive producer at WFAN radio, and Daniel Hazan, a frum sports agent.
The spring 2017 session will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. The Pesach classes will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017. For more information, visit fdu.edu/Yeshiva.