The core mission of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva is to train future leaders for the State of Israel; men and women who are observant Jews devoted to Torah study, dedicated to the Land of Israel and the Jewish People and loyal citizens of the State, particularly regarding army and national service.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Jewish Basketball? You bet!
All of Israel is rooting for the Cleveland Caveliers to take the NBA championship this year, since favorite son David Blatt took over coaching the team. Last year David, who made aliyah decades ago from the US to play basketball for Maccabi Tel Aviv, led the club to the European League championship.
At our YBA network of schools, physical education is an important part of Torah education and Training Israel's Future. Our schools encourage sports activities so that our students will be models of the Jewish axiom: ‘Nefesh briah b’guf bari’(a healthy soul in a healthy body).
YBA Hadarom basketball champions (be106.net)
We are excited to announce that YBA Hadarom in Rehovot
won the championship of the Israeli Yeshiva High School Basketball Tournament in January. Over thirty yeshiva high schools from all over the country
participated in the annual tournament, now in its thirtieth year. In a very
physical and evenly matched championship finale, YBA Hadarom bested Yeshivat
Darchei Noam of Petach Tikvah, 46:38, to take the title for the second year
in a row.
“I was very impressed
by the high level of the players and the spirit of good sportsmanship the
students displayed throughout the tournament,” said the tournament organizer,
Yaki Saada, from the Givat Washington Community College, where the
event took place.
YBA Hadarom, Rehovot
Yeshivat Hadarom joined the YBA
educational network in 2010 after over 50 years of being one of the largest and
most esteemed yeshiva high schools in the southern region of Israel. The school was founded in 1947, and has been associated
with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) since its inception. During the
1950's and 60's, Yeshiva University regularly sent its rabbinical students to
study for a year in Israel at Yeshivat Hadarom. Today YBA Hadarom serves over
600 students from Rehovot and the surrounding region, including many from lower
socio-economic level families.