The Jewish Standard: Playing Lacrosse in Israel
Jeffrey Schwartz demonstrates technique. (Sportpic)
By Abigail Klein Leichman
The head coach of the Israel Men’s National Lacrosse Team is from New City.
Jeffrey Schwartz will lead the 23-man team to the European Lacrosse Federation’s Championships in Budapest, Hungary, from July 27 to August 7.
Lacrosse is not a well-known team sport in Israel, where soccer and basketball reign supreme. But interest is picking up because of the efforts of the New York-based Israel Lacrosse Association, the Amazing Israel Lacrosse Birthright program, and Masa Israel Journey’s new Israel Lacrosse Internship.