Thanks to American-Born Coach, Israeli Basketball Team Wins EuroLeague
Under the leadership of head coach David Blatt, Israel’s Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv basketball team defeated Real Madrid to win the 2014 Euroleague championship.
Blatt’s impressive credentials and achievements have recently caught the attention of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The New York Knicks, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Golden State Warriors have been in contact with Blatt about their available assistant coaching positions, while the Cleveland Cavaliers have been talking to Blatt about its head coaching vacancy.
David Blatt was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His family belonged to a Reform synagogue, where he went to Hebrew school and had his Bar Mitzvah. In 1981, Blatt moved to Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces.
Jonah Hill to Star in Sequel to Comedy “21 Jump Street”
The film “22 Jump Street” is the sequel to the 2012 movie “21 Jump Street.” Coming to theatres June 13, “22 Jump Street” is an action-comedy film produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
Hill and Tatum play Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, two unconventional police officers who specialize in chasing narcotics. Schmidt and Jenko’s assistance is needed following the drug-related death of a college student. The partners go undercover as college students in hopes of finding the supplier of the deadly drug.
Jonah Hill Feldstein was born in Los Angeles, California. Hill was raised Jewish. He attended religious school at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, where he had his bar mitzvah.