Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a.k.a. The Surfing Rabbi, hopes rabbis will encourage their yeshiva students to be more physically active.
The tousle-haired Beach Boys are an iconic all-American family band. But the guitar of David Marks, a Jewish neighbor, shaped their distinctive California sound.
The southern German city of Munich - situated in the heart of the European mainland - may not be sitauted near the open sea, but that didn’t stop surfing fans gathering there on Saturday (August 11) to ride the wave. The 2nd European Championship in surfing on a stationary wave is a two-day event taking place at the city’s airport, with contestants from around the world taking part. Each contestant took their turn on the artificially produced wave created by a simulation machine known simply as “The Wave.” The open air pool was set up between the two terminals of Munich Airport, giving passers-by something to look at.
How cool is it that KUSI news did a press feature on our movie, the promised land. The Promised land is a surfing movie made by Christians about the Jewish surfing culture in Israel.
www.israel.org Israelis love an adrenalin rush, so this is the perfect spot to try bouldering, a daring form of rock climbing without ropes. “You don’t need to be as physically strong as you would think,” says Yuval Hamburg of Performance Rock Gym, which offers bouldering adventures to intrepid Israelis willing to rock climb without a harness or ropes. “You mainly need to be a thinking person. It’s more about mentally how you get to the top.” Bouldering is just the latest extreme sport to gain momentum in Israel, where extreme sports are all the rage. With a 273-kilometer coastline, Israel offers easy access to rafting, standup paddle-boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing. You can also scuba dive in the Dead Sea, mountain bike in the desert or skateboard in one of Israel’s skateboard parks. Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.
In Gaza, where it is illegal under Sharia law for women even to ride bicycles, four young girls are boldly learning to surf. With the help of the American non-profit organization, Explore Corps, they are riding the waves and gaining a measure of freedom, confidence and independence.
Knowing Navah Paskowitz-Walther today as a San Fernando Valley stay-at-home mom who is active in her synagogue and children’s Jewish day school, it is hard to believe that, as a child, she lived a peripatetic existence in a 24-foot camper. Growing up as the only girl in a Jewish family of nine children, she surfed every day, never went to school, and bowed to her father Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz’s heavy-handed and idiosyncratic approach to parenting. Her story sounds like something in a movie, which it actually has been and will again be. The highly unconventional Paskowitzes, the largest and best-known family in surfing, are the subject of the 2007 documentary, “Surfwise,” — reviewed here in the Forward — and a feature film about them is currently in pre-production.