Basketball enthusiasts and their cheering crowds will gather on February 8th, 2015 for the first of its kind Jewish Basketball Tournament at the professional Sports Center of Monroe, NJ. Teams include basketball fans, Shalom Torah Academy former students who are now enthusiastically shooting hoops for their alma mater, as well as current parents at the school. Teams also include local business owners and their employees joining together to score points for Jewish education.
Tournament Day, February 8, 2015, will begin with every participant receiving complimentary Shoot4Shalom apparel such as jerseys, hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. Then the players will experience the Coach’s Clinic session, where they can warm up and perfect their basketball skills under the tutelage of Tournament Coach and NBA icon, Bill Cartwright. It will be followed by a series of four pool-play games. Energy drinks, delicious food and refreshments will be available all throughout the day at the open Sports Bar in the mezzanine. After a minimum of four games, the final playoff tournament will be followed by a Gala Awards Banquet on the Shalom Campus.
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“Score Eternity” Every player and sponsor scores by helping educate the next generation of Jewish children. Every dollar raised goes towards the fight to keep the next generation of Klal Yisroel strong by providing a comprehensive Jewish Day School education for children who come from homes with minimal Jewish experience and background. While public schools enjoy the use of public taxes, Shalom relies on private funders to provide the education that is crucial to Klal Yisroel’s future. We need your support and sweat to make a difference.
Make an Impact on Jewish Education: In the words of one former Shalom Torah Academy student who is now preparing to spend a year in Israel post-high school,
“… After only couple months of being with Jewish kids, I felt a strange feeling that I had never felt before: a sense of belonging. These extraordinary children made me feel like I was part of a family.
Going to Shalom Torah helped me discover my potential. I never knew what kind of person I could be until the first day of Shalom Torah…. Through my Jewish studies, I gained a sense of identity, and through this I became motivated to improve my life in every aspect possible..
It’s also notable how Judaism affected my life. Before I walked into Shalom, I barely knew what the Torah was. I certainly didn’t know how to pray or what was kosher. To my own surprise, when I walked out of Shalom, I didn’t just know Judaism; I lived Judaism. I learned about the Torah, the prophets, the Jewish laws, how to pray, what to eat, what to wear, what to do when someone loses an item, when to do certain things, how to do certain things, why we do certain things, and so on. I learned all that and so much more. The moral code of Judaism gave me a positive outlook on life, which is something I thought I could never achieve. To this day I still pray, I still keep kosher, and I still continue in the way of the Jew. Becoming a part of Judaism affected me in ways that would take a hundred pages to describe, but the main idea is that Judaism gave me everything I didn’t know I needed. For that, I am so grateful.”
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Please email [email protected] for more information, to sponsor a team or play in this inaugural event. Call Yisroel Mayer Merkin at (240) 723-2653 for more info!
Let’s Play Ball!