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On Sunday, April 14, 2019, MVP Basketball hosted its 11TH Annual Girls All Star Day at SAR High School in Riverdale. The daylong program featured over 100 players from Yeshivas from all Leagues throughout the New York and New Jersey Metro Area, including Bergen County, as selected by their respective coaches. There were 5 All Star games on this fun filled day – 6TH grade, 7TH grade, 8TH grade, High School Junior Varsity and High School Varsity. Each of the All Stars received an MVP All Star Day 2019 Cinch Sack sponsored by MVP and DFNE. The teams were comprised of players from the following Yeshiva Day Schools:  Yeshiva of Flatbush, North Shore Hebrew Academy, ASHAR, Yeshiva Har Torah, HANC, YCQ, MDS, RPRY, Kushner, Moriah, HALB, HAFTR, Shaare Torah, Shulamith, Ramaz, Bruriah, Central and SAR.  Coached by coaches from all the Yeshiva Leagues, the games were extremely competitive, with some buzzer beaters. The blend of all of the different colors of uniforms from players of so many teams was truly a colorful sight.

The camaraderie and interaction among players, friends and family members was truly memorable. In bringing together All Star players from the “East” and the “West”, the event showed a great achdus among all those that attended and all were able to share experiences both on and off the court. The sense of team chemistry was also apparent as evidenced by the high level of play and unselfish team work all day throughout all of the games. SAR High School was the perfect venue for MVP All Star Day as it is also convenient to Carlos and Gabby’s, a Kosher Pizza Store and a Kosher Dunkin Donuts- as well as a Kosher Supermarket – all right across the street.

At halftime of each game, the MVP 3 Point Shootout (6th grade Foul Shooting) took place which featured “specialists” as selected by their respective coaches.  Some of the contests came down to the very last shot. This is one of the most exciting competitions that takes place in MVP Basketball Camp. Each 3 point Champion received an MVP medal. In addition, an MVP was chosen from each team from each All Star Game and was awarded an MVP medal as well.

Congratulations to the 3 Point/ Foul Shooting Champions:


6th grade | Leila Sakhai, Ramaz

7th grade | Ayelet Ostrin, RPRY

8th grade | Erin Merril, HAFTR

High School Junior Varsity | Talia Hazan, Central

High School Varsity – Leora Itzkowitz, Central


Congratulations to the MVPs of each of the All Star Games:

6th grade | Alexa Hajibay, North Shore Hebrew Academy

                  Sophia Fruchter, HAFTR

7th  grade | Molly Hiltzik, RAMAZ

                   Jacqueline Kalaty, North Shore Hebrew Academy

8th grade | Zahava Aryeh, HALB

                  Alexandra Nadtrich, Moriah

High School Junior Varsity | Eliana Brand, Central

                                             Lili Leventhal, North Shore Hebrew Academy

High School Varsity | Daniella Rothman, HANC

                                  Sarah Tawil, Shaare Torah


Special thanks to the coaches of the MVP All Star teams:

Renee Dweck, YOF, Jelleah Sidney, HAFTR, Tiffany Sergeant, NSHA, Ariel Page, HAFTR, Kenneth Carter, ASHAR, Neer Even-Hen, Elon Sidney, HAFTR; Liz Setton, Shaare Torah, Dina Mann, Shulamith.


The games were attended by hundreds of spectators including family, friends, and teammates. MVP All Star Day provides an opportunity for all girl basketball players from all Yeshiva Day Schools in NY and NJ to participate in a basketball game which is competitive, in a friendly and warm atmosphere.  Several attendees even expressed the sentiment that it was so enjoyable, they are already looking forward to next year’s MVP All Star Day. Special thanks to SAR, and their Athletic Director Joe DaCorta for their hospitality, and to all the parents, families, friends, players, refs and coaches for helping make this year’s MVP All Star Day, its best one yet.

This event is the kickoff for MVP GIRLS Basketball Camp 2019. Now entering its 11th successful year, MVP GIRLS Basketball Camp is the Premier Orthodox Jewish Basketball Camp taking place in the magnificent setting in Camp Seneca Lake at the end of August (8/20-8/23). MVP Tennis will be back as well. Same dates, Same location, Same cost. Space is limited. For more information and to be part of MVP, please contact Judah or Carol Rhine (516-707-2638),, or Irv Bader (718-261-2267), or visit the website to register.


MVP Basketball – All Ball, All the Time- Where Every Player can be an MVP.

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