September 28, 2011

At Bialik-Rogozin School, shooting baskets with Josh Gomes

Josh Gomes discusses the game in "Hebrish/Englew"
with several players on the Grades 8-9 Basketball Team
The compelling educational vision and innovative practices of the famed inner-city Bialik-Rogozin School in South Tel Aviv draw hundreds of volunteers, including my friend Josh Gomes, an American professional basketball player winning points for Israeli teams several years.

In grades K-12, the international student body numbers nearly 900 Jews, Christians, and Muslims from 48 countries — with roots in Israel, Sudan, Darfur, Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Philippines, Eritrea, Russia, Dominican Republic, and Columbia, among other countries. A film about the school, Strangers No More, captured the Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category, in 2011.

Josh scored big on his visit with the Grades 8-9 Basketball Team (they captured third place in the 2011 Tel Aviv Basketball Competition). The team's makeup reflects the international student body.

Watch the video (4:16 minutes)

Bialik-Rogozin School
Ha-Aliya 49
Tel Aviv, Israel 66041
Tel. 03-668-3802
(from abroad ++972-3-668-3802)

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