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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Deni Avdija dribbles downcourt during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston, Jan. 8, 2021. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)  

Washington Wizards launch Hebrew Instagram for Israeli fans of Deni Avdija

Gabe Friedman February 2, 2021

(JTA) — The Washington Wizards are all in on Deni Avdija content.The team, which made Avdija the highest-ever Israeli NBA draft pick last year, now has an Instagram account in Hebrew to cater to Israeli fans. It’s a first for an NBA team and adds...

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November 19, 2020

Deni Avdija, shown as a member of the Maccabi Tel Aviv team in 2019, on being such a high NBA choice: "I'm still thinking it's a dream." (Seffi Magriso/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images) 

High schoolers vs. rabbis basketball game to raise funds for team

September 21, 2016

Yeshivat Kadimah High School’s boys basketball team has been selected to compete in the Cooper Yeshiva High School National Invitational Basketball Tournament on Nov. 3-6 in Memphis. To raise funds for the team’s expenses, students have planned several...

David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach

By Hillel Kuttler March 1, 2015

Coach David Blatt and star player LeBron James both say that Blatt has made the needed adjustments in his rookie season guiding the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Harry How/Getty Images)WASHINGTON (JTA) – With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland...

St. Louis Hillel basketball team falls in quarterfinals at national tournament

May 16, 2012

Defending their national title, the St. Louis Hillel championship men’s basketball team lost in the quarterfinal round of play in a close game against Yeshiva University. The Second Annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament was held April 21-22 in...

Chris Cole, coach of the boys basketball team at the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, offering up some strategy for his squad.

Beren Academy prevails in Texas tourney controversy

JTA March 1, 2012

NEW YORK -- A Texas athletic league has reversed course and will reschedule tournament games that will enable a Jewish day school, the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston, to compete. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, known as TAPPS,...

Spots open for teens in JCC Maccabi Games delegation

February 8, 2012

The Jewish Community Center has spots remaining for the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games, being held in Memphis, Tenn. from Aug. 5-10. Jewish teens age 13-16 (as of July 31, 2012) are eligible to participate. The games entail competition, meeting athletes from...

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