Year in Review, July: Medals for Friedberg JCC athletes


A team of 16-year-old boys representing the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside won the bronze medal in basketball at the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games held in Rockland County from Aug. 12 to 17.

Coached by Billy and Dean Schneider and Ron Kaminer, the squad included Hewlett High School students Avery Feldman and Josh Nett-Rosen, Adar Benzaken, Mark Spivak and Alec Schonfeld who attend the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, North Shore Hebrew Academy students Avery Lubin, Josh Cohen and Benjy Hakakian, along with Cody Zafran from East Meadow High School.

In addition, Friedberg JCC representatives Ariel Eisenberg and Akiva Ackerman brought home silver and gold medals, respectively in both singles and doubles in table tennis.

The Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sports competition held annually in the summer in North America.