Area Native Jake Rosenberg Plays for the Israeli National Baseball Team

The first time Jake Rosenberg realized how much work he was about to do was during his first week in Israel, back in August....
David Feldman, a bare knuckle fighting promoter, stands in front of ring

Promoter David Feldman Reflects on Bare-Knuckle Fighting Ahead of Championship

The late Sen. John McCain was known for many things — his service and subsequent imprisonment in Vietnam, his long career as a legislator,...
Amy Krulik loads trays of bagged lunches into a van for the Junior Maccabi Games

Managing Maccabi: Rain, Thousands of Spectators and a Torch Made From a V8 Can

It was around 7:50 a.m. on May 5 when Amy Krulik walked through the doors of the gymnasium. Wearing a light green poncho, the CEO...
Jim Drucker in front of shelves

Jim Drucker’s Life Leads Him From Basketball to Comic Books

Jim Drucker has a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. Take this meeting, for example. Drucker was sitting at a...
Alan Horwitz with sports memorabilia

Philanthropist Alan Horwitz Doubles as Sixers Super Fan

Game 4, Philadelphia 76ers up 2-1 on the Toronto Raptors in the series but down 36-34 in the game. There’s 4:43 left in the second...
George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher, 63, Writes First Book on Little-Known Athlete George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher had never been a researcher. He’d been a reporter and sportscaster in Canada for years, but had never done significant academic research. Though...
A pile of Maccabi t-shirts

Kaiserman JCC Prepares for the Thousands Coming for the Junior Maccabi Games

The planning for this year’s 21st Junior Maccabi Games, hosted by the Kaiserman JCC, began about a year ago — in the car ride...
Colby Cohen playing hockey

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame to Induct ‘Eclectic’ Class

The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 22nd class of athletes and memorable figures of the Philadelphia Jewish sporting world on...

Israeli Squash Program Brings Arab and Jewish Children Together Through Sports

Shahed Bishara, a 10th-grader from Tira, an Arab city in Israel, was a little nervous about playing squash with Jewish Israelis when she first...

New Resident Teaches Self-Defense Classes

In Abrielle Fuerst’s martial arts classes, students learn self-defense, get physically active and build confidence. Since she moved to Philadelphia three months ago, Fuerst, 27,...