Friday afternoon in Ramat Beit Shemesh. It might be 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit), or cold and rainy, but no matter what, Rabbi Lavey Freedman is in Ayalon Park playing baseball with the neighborhood boys.
Rabbi Freedman made Aliyah 11 years ago and brought his passion for baseball to Israel. Recognizing a need for wholesome, healthy outlets for the local kids, he started the popular, weekly baseball chug.
Kinda like little league baseball, the games help the boys learn the rules and fundamentals of the sport, along with teamwork and sportsmanship. With expert and relaxed instruction (and pitching), Rabbi Freedman keeps the games going smoothly, ensuring that no matter what, the boys have a good time, improve their skills, and develop good Middos (character traits). Check out the short clip below!!
The 9 inning game is open to boys aged 7-12, just about every Friday and Erev Chag, throughout the year. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .