TIB Newsletters

June/July 2013 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Thursday, August 01, 2013
 
www.theisraelbridge.org
 
        
    A Letter from the 19th Maccabiah Games   
 

   

          

By Dan Aronovic, The Israel Bridge 

On Thursday, July 18th, I had the honor of participating in the Opening Ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games. This is my 7th Maccabiah Games in a row representing Israel. Athletes from over 70 countries are here in Israel for basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, swimming, squash, shooting, track and field, volleyball and many other sports. The games run from July 18 - 31.

The Israeli athletes (more than 2,000 of the total of 9,000 participants) took a train from Tel Aviv to Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem for the Opening Ceremonies last Thursday night.  I naturally was able to find a number of athletes interested in college scholarships, speaking to athletes in the swimming and women's soccer delegations.  I met Tamir Hershko, who will start school at NCAA Men's Volleyball Champion University of California-Irvine this September.  He is one of the top volleyball players to come out of Israel in the last few years.

Another athlete I met was from the Israeli shooting team, and he had a sad story to tell.  He one of Israel's top shooters and in training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  Thinking that he could find a scholarship at a US college as one of the top  shooters in Europe, he talked to the coaches at two of the top-ranked NCAA schools, West Virginia and Alaska-Fairbanks. Realizing his talent, both schools offered this young man full scholarships after he successfully scored high on his SAT test and sent in his high school transcripts. But as many people know, the road to college athletics goes through the NCAA Eligibility Center and you must know how to answer the questions that they give you at the end of the process. Without our guidance, this young man was declared ineligible by the NCAA and lost his chance for a degree at a US university.

My favorite part of the evening was meeting with athletes from the US, excited about being in Israel and participating in the games.  The sport with the largest amount of participants is the master's tennis, and as I will compete in the 55 and over doubles, I searched around for the older athletes.  The age groups go up to 80 and over.  I met a few men from the US team in the 70 and 75 and over age groups from Florida, very excited to be a part of the festivities.   When you see older Jewish men getting excited about being a part of such an event, you know that it is something special. Marching into a stadium with 35,000 screaming fans is an experience that overwhelms the senses.  We were welcomed by the President of Israel and Prime Minister, and even had video welcomes from the US President and England's Prime Minister.  After a fantastic display of singing, dancing and fireworks, we took the train back to Tel Aviv. On the way to the train, a nice guy from the US Masters Ice Hockey team offered me his USA team shirt in exchange for my Israeli team shirt.  How could I refuse?  I took the shirt off my back, and so did he in order to exchange. The end of of a successful evening!

 
 


ABOUT THE ISRAEL BRIDGE


Who We Are: 

Ross Greenstein, Scholarship for Athletes President and Founder of The Israel Bridge

Dan Aronovic, Head of Operations, The Israel Bridge

Our Vision:
The Israel Bridge will work to be the largest resource for connecting and developing relationships between Israelis and Americans.

Current activities:
Finding athletic scholarships for deserving Israeli athletes in the US and assisting them while they live in the US. We have placed over 80 athletes in the US attending schools like Ohio State, UCLA, Northwestern, UNLV, Arizona, Duke, Tulane, Temple, the University of San Francisco and many others.

Visit our website for more info:
www.theisraelbridge.org

Donate:
donate

 
 


                  Coming NEXT MONTH     

      We get to meet the athletes that will enter the class of 2017 after having been helped by The Israel Bridge.  Don't miss it!  

                         


                                                      

                             

Congratulations to the 2013 Graduates! 

  

  This is our 10th year of operation of finding athletic scholarships for Israeli athletes, and we celebrate the dedication to academics and sport of our graduates in the class of 2013.

                                Karin Sendel, UNCG

 

      
     Karin started school at Ohio State University, transferring to the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she was an outstanding athlete and student.  Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology with a 3.67 GPA.

                                         Hila Elster, Tulane

       
       Hila Elster played both singles and doubles for Tulane University, winning letters in all 4 years of her college career.  She graduated in May with a 3.5 GPA, majoring in  Legal Study Business.  Hila started working at Tachlit Indices in Tel Aviv in June.

                                     Kosta Blank, UNCW

                
        Kosta was a top tennis player and team leader at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, reaching a national ranking of 11 in doubles.  As a student, Kosta had an outstanding 3.90 GPA in Management Information Systems. 

                               Natalie Handler, Xavier

                           

           

         Natalie played on the Xavier women's tennis team for four years and graduated in June.  She completed her degree in Marketing with a 3.5 GPA (Williams College of Business at Xavier University).  She started working in Israel in June at Ankori as Assistant to the Marketing Manager.

                                                                                                                                                                      

MAP OF ISRAELI STUDENTS IN US
              sdf

                            FIND OUT HOW TO SPONSOR AN ATHLETE


                          Join The Israel Bridge on Google Plus and Facebook                             
 
     
     
Comments
Rebekah commented on 26-Sep-2013 05:10 AM
Useful information. Fortunate me I found your site
unintentionally, and I am stunned why this accident did
not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.
texas auto insurance commented on 26-Sep-2013 08:22 AM
This is my first tiime visit at here annd i am
genuinely pleassant to read everthing at single place.
Http://www.youtube.com commented on 26-Sep-2013 04:50 PM
You have permission to publish this article without any change
what so ever electronically, in print, in your e-book,
or on your web site, free of charge, as long
as the author by-lines are included. You need your
OWN program that is custom just for you and your needs.
However, this wasn’t enough to help me lose weight
consistently.
click through the following web page commented on 26-Sep-2013 08:04 PM
Good post. I will be experiencing some of these issues as well..
http://maxgarciniaburnblog.com commented on 26-Sep-2013 10:31 PM
Hey there this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG
editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding
know-how so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Garcinia Cambogia commented on 27-Sep-2013 04:01 AM
Fine way of explaining, and nice post to obtain data about my presentation subject
matter, which i am going to present in school.
http://www.youtube.Com commented on 27-Sep-2013 10:57 AM
Being active, combining exercise with a proper diet are the keys to success when losing weight and gaining muscle strength.
But if the reverse is the case, then you’ll have
weight issues to contend with. A plan will help to eliminate procrastination, doubt,
confusion on what needs to be done as well as
eliminating time wasting activities that do not contribute to your weight gain goal.
http://www.youtube.com commented on 27-Sep-2013 04:23 PM
You won't be dissatisfied as soon as you down load it because there is
plenty of really useful info to found in the short guide.
Your six pack abs are lying buried deeply underneath your belly fat.
If you want to gain muscle, do not lose hope because
this system will work for you.
watch i spit on your grave 2 online for free commented on 27-Sep-2013 05:56 PM
His solemate friends are Javed who operates his illegal and shady business for shoaib khan.

The problem with many of these sites however, is
that they're restricted to view from local IP addresses.

Travel outside and take a library of over a thousand
titles with you to preview at any moment by the push of
a few buttons.
Princess commented on 27-Sep-2013 06:11 PM
Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.

When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet
Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick
heads up! Other then that, superb blog!
Weight Watchers Dieting commented on 27-Sep-2013 11:45 PM
If some one needs expert view about blogging afterward
i propose him/her to pay a visit this weblog, Keep up the good job.
wikispoof.com commented on 28-Sep-2013 03:27 AM
What's up, everything is going fine here and ofcourse every
one is sharing information, that's really excellent, keep
up writing.
http://www.americavoted.com/index.php?do=/profile-141858/info/ commented on 28-Sep-2013 04:00 AM
I just couldn't depart your web site prior to suggesting that I extremely loved the standard info a person supply to your visitors?
Is going to be again ceaselessly in order to inspect new posts
Download Man Of Steel commented on 28-Sep-2013 05:03 PM
Of course the defending team participant skills are easygoing to cook dishes that will direct you longer to hit the Elite Four members such as gambling casino, poker game, are sent on an 'undivided' basis.
We have over 30 years experience in buying and
selling all quality swiss watches. The brand is famous for
its wide range of product line which includes: clothing and accessories,
primarily watches and jewelry, sunglasses, wallets, handbags, belts, shoes
and many more.
Natasha commented on 28-Sep-2013 09:46 PM
I'm amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that's both equally educative and amusing,
and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head.
The problem is something which too few men and women are speaking
intelligently about. I'm very happy that I came across this in my hunt for something regarding
this.
http://naturalgarciniacambogiablog.com commented on 29-Sep-2013 09:11 AM
My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post's to
be exactly I'm looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content for you?

I wouldn't mind writing a post or elaborating on a few of the
subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome web log!
Garcinia Cambogia commented on 29-Sep-2013 09:05 PM
Excellent article. I'm experiencing a few of these issues as well..
install soalr panels commented on 30-Sep-2013 02:30 PM
Hey! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward
to all your posts! Keep up the superb work!
Rosario commented on 30-Sep-2013 09:31 PM
Let alone desktop and laptop technology, even the mobile has been the part
of internet marketing. Don't overlook these procedures
especially if you used the external drive for
backup purposes. There are likely several different places you can
go within driving distance of your home for deals on slightly damaged ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, washers and dryers, and more.
Sam commented on 01-Oct-2013 04:39 AM
You may feel fatigue during early months of pregnancy due to the high levels of pregnancy hormones circulation and
if you can't sleep at night, try to catch up it in the middle of the
day and if it is not possible, try to put your feet up and just relax for 30 minutes.
Finally, please take a GOOD prenatal class (not one offered at a hospital) and read as much as you can so that you are prepared and educated.
Although they have recommended methods, there is no absolute method to preventing SIDS from happening.
loana grosse commented on 01-Oct-2013 08:52 AM
I simply could not depart your site before suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual information an individual provide for your visitors?
Is gonna be back ceaselessly in order to
inspectnew posts
Where To Watch Man Of Steel Online commented on 01-Oct-2013 11:42 AM
Because deep inside you lives a primal, savage beast and Gorilla Grodd is going to set it free.
If you don't have the room, maybe you have a really symmetrical
tree you could anchor them to outside. At the fall of 1950 marks
his very first enterprise into tv.
keino laihtumiseen commented on 01-Oct-2013 01:34 PM
It's very simple to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this paragraph at this website.
Dentures Fort worth commented on 01-Oct-2013 03:37 PM
Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you
know after that you can write oor else it is complicated tto write.
Miracle Garcinia Cambogia Review commented on 01-Oct-2013 10:04 PM
I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice,
keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road.
Cheers

Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://theisraelbridge.org/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=3642&PostID=324906&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Tags


Archive