Beijing

Beijing Star Lights Torch In Israel

07/17/2009
Staff Writer
At last summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing, U.S. swimmer Jason Lezak was in the shadow of teammate Michael Phelps, despite Lezak’s record-breaking final leg in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay that kept alive Phelp’s quest for eight gold medals. At this summer’s  Maccabiah Games in Israel, Lezak is in the spotlight. During the 18th rendition of the so-called Jewish Olympics, Lezak, at 33 taking part in his first Maccabiah competition, is the most feted of some 8,000 athletes from 65 countries.

Beijing Star Lights Torch In Israel

07/15/2009
Staff Writer
At last summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing, U.S. swimmer Jason Lezak was in the shadow of teammate Michael Phelps, despite Lezak’s record-breaking final leg in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay that kept alive Phelp’s quest for eight gold medals. At this summer’s  Maccabiah Games in Israel, Lezak is in the spotlight. During the 18th rendition of the so-called Jewish Olympics, Lezak, at 33 taking part in his first Maccabiah competition, is the most feted of some 8,000 athletes from 65 countries.

Taking A Shot In Beijing

08/20/2008
Staff Writer
The weekly e-mail messages that Temple Shaaray Tefila on the Upper East Side sends to its members usually concern such congregational news as worship services and adult education classes. This week, the news was about a member’s visit to Beijing — Sandy Fong finished 21st in the Summer Olympics 50-meter rifle shooting event. Fong, 18, who returned home this week to begin her freshman year as a pre-med student at Princeton University, competed in the Games for the first time, six years after she began learning the sport.

Records For Israeli Swimmers, Medals For Americans

08/13/2008
Staff Writer
Some politics, some national records for Israel, no medals. Some drama, some world records for American athletes, several medals. That was the scorecard after the first days of the XXIX Summer Olympics at Beijing. Most of the action came in the pool. Canoer Michael Kalganov led the Israeli delegation, above, into Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium during opening ceremonies.

A New Eastern Exposure For Fundraisers

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
With the U.S. economy faltering and nonprofits scrambling to meet their fundraising goals, an unexpected source of philanthropic dollars is emerging: Jews in the Far East. On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, which open Aug. 8., a growing Jewish presence in the Far East and Southeast Asia — and its growing wealth — is coming into sharper relief.

Debate Over Tactics As Beijing Games Near

07/30/2008
Staff Writer
Although his job is in Jersey City, John Atkins, a numbers cruncher for a financial firm, started his workday one morning last week outside Rockefeller Center.

Profiling The Players

08/13/2004
Staff Writer
Many profiles of prominent athletes feature their “p.r.” That stands for personal record, the competitor’s best-ever performance in his or her sport, not for personal religion. So it’s often difficult to determine the religion of an athlete. In this issue and next week’s, The Jewish Week highlights some members of the U.S. Summer Olympics squad competing in Athens who are known to be members of the Jewish community.

Missing Rivky

02/18/2009
Staff Writer

 

As Chani Lifshitz stepped on an empty stage to address at least 2,700 of her closest sisters here last Sunday, one woman was noticeably missing from the crowd — her very best friend, Rivky Holtzberg.

Rivkah Holtzberg.
Syndicate content