Hebrew Hoops!

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Campers worked on their jump shots, practiced Jewish values and had a great time with Sam Fein and his Hebrew Hoops camp on the Schechter basketball courts. We sat down with Sam to ask him about the camp he founded. 

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Sam Fein (right)  poses with Assistant Director David Furman and Sports Supervisor Zac Dykan on the Schechter basketball courts. 

CSS: How did the idea for Hebrew Hoops arise?

Fein: I think probably my idea for this originated back at Schechter when I was a camper. I used to live on the basketball courts. It was really the only time of the year that I could play with other Jewish basketball players. So I wanted to create another venue where Jewish athletes could come together and work on their basketball game.

CSS: What is the mission of your camp?

Fein: The mission of the organization is to use the power of sport to steer Jewish youth towards a lifelong connection to the Jewish community.

CSS: What makes Hebrew Hoops different from non-Jewish basketball camps?

Fein: We teach Jewish values at Hebrew Hoops, like patience, diligence, righteousness and humility. We emphasize those values throughout camp and we recognize a player each day who best represents those values. 

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CSS: What’s in store for the future of Hebrew Hoops? 

Fein: I think the next step for us is a girls’ Hebrew Hoops basketball camp. I think it’s really necessary, and it’s something that the community will really value. 

CSS: Best of luck! 

For more information on Hebrew Hoops visit http://hebrewhoops.org/