MVP Zoom 5-3-1 6th grade boys

MVP celebrated Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend with 2 exciting Zoom events. Throughout both events, the players, representing yeshiva day schools from grades 6 through high school, competed in the 5-3-1 Challenge while they also interacted on Zoom with their friends from other schools.

Sunday featured boy basketball players shooting hoops in their backyards and driveway baskets in Scarsdale; Woodmere; Great Neck; Allenhurst; Long Eddy, New York; Uniondale, Pennsylvania; Brooklyn; Highland Park; and Toms River. Congratulations to all the boy players who participated. Special shout-outs:

6th grade

  • Champion: Nate Meyer, HAFTR
  • Second place: Noah Hiltzik, Ramaz
  • Third place: Gavriel Pelcowitz, YHT and Charlie Sasson, NSHA

7th/8th grades

  • Champion: Leyad Terrin, HILLEL
  • Second place: Zach Brem, SAR
  • Third place: Ben Rabe, HALB

Monday featured girl players shooting hoops in their backyards and driveway baskets in New Hempstead; Teaneck; Oakhurst; Englewood; Great Neck; Riverdale; Bergenfield; Long Eddy, New York; New Rochelle; New Milford; Berkley Heights; and Deal. Congratulations to all the girl players who participated. Special Shout Outs:

6th grade

  • Champion: Alex Magense, SAR
  • Second place: Sarah Silver, YAVNEH
  • Third place: Maya Wahrhaftig

7th/8th grades

  • Champion: Samantha Pruzansky, HE’ATID
  • Second place: Tali Zelkowitz, SAR
  • Third place: Lois Rifkin, NSHA

High School

  • Champion: Simone Amkraut, YOF
  • Second place: Esther Mizrachi, YOF

Special thanks to all the parents who served not only as cheerleaders, but as camerapersons to keep the Zoom focus on their sons and daughters. Special mention to the yeshiva league coaches who joined us on Zoom to watch and cheer on their players!

These events are sponsored by MVP Basketball Camps. Now entering its 12th successful year, MVP is the premier Orthodox Jewish basketball camp taking place in the magnificent setting in Camp Seneca Lake at the end of the summer, girls August 23–27 and boys August 30–September 3. For more information please contact Carol and Judah Rhine at and, or visit to register.

MVP Basketball Camps — where every player can be an MVP.

Judah Rhine, who has been coaching youth basketball for more than 35 years, is co-director of MVP Boys Basketball Camp and MVP Girls Basketball Camp and co‑commissioner of the National Council of Young Israel basketball league. 


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