Both teams together celebrating the end of the game.

Port Washington Hosts Hapoel Eshkol Basketball Team

On Tuesday May 15, 2024, Port Washington School District hosted a team of Israeli basketball players, “Hapoel Eshkol” thanks to the collaborative effort of the UJA-Federation of New York and Project 24. Project 24, a social impact initiative leverages the strength and resilience of communities to develop projects that promote healing and empowerment, thereby strengthening both Israel and the Jewish community globally.

The event underscored the powerful impact of sport and how basketball can connect teenagers from different parts of the world with vastly different backgrounds. Learning about the immense challenges the Israeli team has faced firsthand allowed Schreiber students to expand their own learning and make real connections, both far more important than the final score.

—Submitted by the Port Washington Union Free School District

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