Over the weekend of December 13-16, 2018, Maimonides School, in Brookline, Massachusetts, will welcome boys and girls student-athletes and coaches representing other Jewish day schools from around the United States for a varsity basketball tournament. Please click the Schedule link for a complete game schedule.
The Maimonides School Invitational Basketball Tournament is about much more than basketball. It is an opportunity for students, teachers, families and alumni to coalesce in spirit behind our students. It is a warm, memorable Shabbat experience for participants and the school community. And it is a model for all on blending intense play on the court with examples of middot including sportsmanship, humility and respect.
It is a fitting tribute to have this tournament named after Leland, a Maimonides School alum (Class of 1982), as Maimonides and team sports meant so much to him. We are very appreciative of the Gelman Family's support in honoring Leland's memory this way.
Farber Hebrew Day School - Southfield, Michigan
Hillel Yeshiva High School - Ocean Township, NJ
Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls - Teaneck, NJ
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School - Great Neck, NY
Tournament Organizing Committee
Ahron '76 and Sheera '76 Solomont, Co-Chairs
Rabbi Dov Huff '00, Judaic Studies Principal
Hal Borkow, Athletic Director
Mike Rosenberg, Director Alumni Relations
Claudine (Cohen) Grossman '91
Uriel Cohen ’19
Sol Feder ’21
Mark Fraenkel ’21
Eytan Pomper ’21
Talya Saltzman '19
Reva Sanders '19
Yakira Solomont ‘19
Maimonides Robotics Team
many THANKS TO our HOST FAMILIES
Michal Alge '14
Brad Baskir '10
Michal & Barry Bessler
Mark '67 & Debbie Blechner
Zev Blechner '76
Fred Calm and Janet Stein
Mark & Camille Bressler
Talia Epstein '12
Zev & Risa Gewurz
Adam & Amy Goldman
Sheldon & Lynn Hanau
Josh & Devorah Kosowsky
Amos & Chantal Lawrence
Eli & Cheryl Sanders
Ari & Ruth Schwartz
Aleeza Solomont '17
Joseph Solomont '14
Jay & Naami Turk
Amiel & Jen Weinstock
Special thanks to the the administration and staff of Maimonides School
Merv Alge, Director of Operations
Elka Tovah Davidoff, Executive Assistant to Head of School
Rabbi David Ehrenkranz
Benji Hain, Student Life Team
Fadumah Siyah Hassan
Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe, Maimonides School Dean of Judaic Studies
Scott Mattoon, Chief Executive Officer
Ellen Pulda, MS/US Executive Assistant
Elaine & Rabbi Yudi Riesel, Student Life Team
Tickets will be available at the door. Suggested donation of $4 per game or $12 for a weekend pass.
For additional information or questions, please contact Ahron Solomont, Tournament co-Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
tournament co-chairs' letter
Welcome to this year’s Maimonides School Invitational Basketball Tournament in Memory of Leland Gelman. We hope you’ll have an experience that will be fondly remembered, and that you’ll be enriched by this year’s religious, athletic and cultural programs.
We are extremely grateful to the Gelman family for sponsoring this event, which brings day schools together representing wonderful communities from across the United States.
Much appreciation is due to the Maimonides Community who has opened its homes with gracious hospitality to our participants. We are thankful to the School’s administration, faculty, students, and parents who have been greatly supportive and whose combined efforts have culminated in making this tournament a reality. In particular, thank you to Scott Mattoon and Rabbi Huff for their guidance and to Maimonides’ devoted athletic director Hal Borkow, who works tirelessly, for all of the School’s sports programs. Yasher koach to Mike Rosenberg for his wise advice and assistance. Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Rabbi Ed Gelb and Assistant Coach, Avi Klausner, along with the Girls Varsity Head Coach Garvey Salomon and his assistant Kyla Gabriel continue to share their expertise, capably guiding our players throughout the season.
Many thanks to our outstanding tournament committee and volunteers, whose myriad of talents help make this a wonderful event for all those participating!
With warmest regards,
Ahron '76 and Sheera ' 76 Solomont
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