• How My Opponent Taught Me About Sportsmanship

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    In every training session and competition I’m reminded of the core values of sports, which to me are also core values in life. Teamwork, commitment, respect, leadership, waking up each morning trying to be a better athlete, daughter, friend, Jew, human being. That’s what leads me through life.

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  • V’hamideinu L’Chayim – How Ritual Refreshes Us


    From pregame rituals to postgame rituals, to bouncing the ball a certain number of times before a free throw, to the way a batter walks up to the plate, rituals are an important part of almost every sport.

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  • The Olympians Among Us


    Being a Jewish athlete means living out the values we are taught in Judaism on the field or court as well as in daily life.

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  • Celebrating the Competitive Spirit

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    By humanizing our opponents, we can break through the illusion that winning is everything and, instead, measure our success by whether or not we left it all on the field for love of the game.

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  • I was there… I built that camp!


    If today was any indication of how the rest of the summer will be… we are in for a magical ride!

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  • Jewish Athletes Can Play!

    By Danny Herz, 6 Points Sports Academy NC Camp Director When I meet people and tell them that I work as the director of a Jewish Sports camp, it is fairly common for the person I am talking with to raise an eyebrow, tilt their head to the right, squint a little, and show complete […]

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  • 6 Points Sports at West Coast Party!

    This weekend, I had the awesome opportunity to attend West Coast Party at URJ Camp Newman. When you have a NFTY or camp event, you are bringing together passionate, enthusiastic teens, all motivated by their love of Judaism. When you do it with 400 teens from 3 URJ Camps and 4 NFTY regions all across […]

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  • The Crossover of Judaism and Sports

    I am writing this from my spring break vacation to Orlando, Florida. I've been here four days. Three of them I have spent traveling and hanging out with my 6 Points friends

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  • My Daughter, The Hebrew School Dropout

    “My daughter, the Hebrew School dropout.” Those weren’t exactly the words I had in mind when I enrolled Hannah in Hebrew school when she was in kindergarten.

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  • In the words of a camper….

    URJ camps and Israel programs enrich and transform lives by strengthening Jewish identity, teaching Jewish knowledge, instilling Jewish values and cultivating lifelong friendships within a vibrant and fun community of living Reform Judaism

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