The Newark Bears hosted their annual Jewish Heritage night on June 3, as they beat the visiting Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, 4-2.
A group of more than 125 fans from MetroWest attended the game, including the gold medal-winning boys’ baseball team at the recent Junior Maccabi Games, which accompanied the Bears’ starting lineup to their positions for pre-game ceremonies. Eric Katz of Berkeley Heights, head coach of the MetroWest team, threw out the first pitch.
Cantor Meredith Greenberg of Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, performed the Israeli and American national anthems, with Boy Scout and Wolf Pack Troop 118 presenting the colors of both nations.
The Bears and Blue Crabs play in the independent Atlantic League and feature many former Major Leaguers on their rosters.
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