The JEM (Jewish Educational Movement) charity basketball league’s third season came to a close at The JEM Community Center (former Beverly Hills YMCA) Thursday night, where the crown was taken from the two-time reigning champion “White” team by the “Purple” team in front of more than 300 fans.
JEM Basketball charity league, comprised of young Los Angeles-area Jewish professionals, together with the youngest rabbi of Beverly Hills, Yossi Illulian, once again put together an exciting season closer, complete with a professional photographer and live DJ who kept the mostly young crowd mingling throughout the night.
The live action kicked off with the third-place game, followed by a three-point contest. Wrapping up the night was the highly anticipated championship game, as team White fought to hang on to its back-to-back winning streak. The action-filled game saw aggressive defense from both sides, however team Purple ultimately stole the crown from White in the last seconds of the game, ending in a final score of 35-33.
JEM Basketball also took advantage of the filled house Thursday night at half-time to introduce its newest addition to the JEM family, JUMP (Jewish Unity Mentorship Program, www.jumpla.org). Developed by JEM Basketball league co-founders Robert Cohan and Sam Mostadim, JUMP uses basketball and mentorship as mediums to enrich the lives of Jewish children throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
JUMP’s short-term children’s program is designed to build lasting mentoring relationships with young Jewish professionals in the area who are passionate about providing a positive impact on these children’s lives. JUMP was officially recognized in advance of its launch by the Jewish Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Los Angeles.
Since its inception in 2001, the JEM Center has become recognized as a spiritual, educational and recreational venue that unites members of the Jewish community. The center specializes bringing together youth of all ages and ethnic backgrounds from preschool children up through teens, college students and young professionals. Its mission is to build an inclusive Jewish community that celebrates teamwork and the strength of its youth, epitomized through JEM Basketball League. In just three short seasons, the league has raised more than $100,000 to benefit JEM Community Center.
make sure your teacher miss illulian gives you extra credit points for being such a good fan club lol!!
go miss illulians father love your students riki and basya
how did a Bachur put this all together?
Can he do it for us??/
its a great idea but in CH it would only work if the high rollers GET INVOLVED!!! thats where the $$$ is (although thats still A LOT of $$)
wow!!! amazing,,,hopefully all shluchim can be so successful!!
camp JEM rocks! hows it going in 90210??
i miss the indoor basketball court!!!
D.B. summer 07
i miss you guys and LA i am glad to see your great efforts are bringing fruit may you only GROW !!!
from the boys back in hong kong! (menjie)
“Yafe koach ha’ben min ha’av” hertzel zalzt haben a sach nachas foon ale kinderlach. Zal meer heren mer bsuros tovos. Dovid
sei un grande!!!!!!
lots of hatzlocho nachas gezunt ad 120!!
un tuo fan a Scottsdale AZ
great idea. We can really use this idea to enhance our shcuna. 100 grand not bad…maybe we are not beverly hills but we can also make a league..keep the boys off the streets and let them have a productive activity. It worked in Beverly Hills it will work here, in our shcuna
we should make a CH league like that between different shuls to benefit chinuch in the shchuna!!!
CHAZAK UBARUCH! KOL HAKOVOAD ! M’CHAYIL EL CHOYIL! KEEP IT UP!
Lots of hazlocho!
We are truly awesome. What moreee can u expect of the greatest state INNN THEE WORLDDD : )
keep up the great work!!
yossi your amazing i was always wondering why you have no time to visit the boys back in crown heights it seems you have a tight schedule in los angeles anyways kol hakvod and you should have hatzlocah y.f.
Yossi chazak beautiful
regards from your australian extended family where your always welcome back. D.
thats yossi illulian! always on the go with all his mivtzoyim. yossi, its good to see you. whats with this game ? so nice to see the shlichus u are doing there in beverly hills. when are you coming to visit us in crown heights?
KEEP UP THE GR8 WORK!!!!
Rabbi Yossi you’re amazing! What a cool Jewish website! When are you coming back?
i am coming to visit you guys again this summer AMAZING
I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE
These illulians are amazing!! I believe i read this same article in this weeks Beverly Hills Courier- the most popular paper in beverly hills.
Mazal tov and i am so happy for them, i will never forget how much my daughter learned in their summer day camp