On Wednesday night, March 24 over 100 members and affiliates of the NNJR and Congregation Agudath Israel attended Jewish Family Night at the Izod Center. The crowd was treated to a hotly contested battle between New Jersey's team and the visiting Sacramento Kings. The Kings have several international players on their roster, including Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA. While Omri only tallied 2 points on the night - a layup in the closing seconds - the painted faces with Stars of David and waving Israeli flags signaled a great sense of pride for his presence in this truly global league.
Among the highlights of the evening, the HaZamir Choir, led in part by CAI's own Cantor Joel Caplan, sang during halftime. After the game, members of our party shot around on the Izod Center court and took a few pics in the process. Oh, and did we fail to mention that the Nets won - 93-79 - for their 8th win on the year?!
The event was a fundraiser for NOAM, the Masorti Olami's youth progam in Israel. We'd like to thank Abner Neufeld of the Nets for all of his attentive support of our program and the heavy representation of aliterative rabbis from our congregation - Savits, Saltzman and Silverstein. (Yes, rabbis, not a law firm.)