YU Macs Coach Steinmetz & Ryan Turell Join “Behind the Bima”


Yeshiva University announced Elliot Steinmetz as its head men’s basketball coach on April 28, 2014. Steinmetz, a 2002 graduate of YU’s Sy Syms School of Business who lettered on YU’s basketball team for three seasons from 1999-02, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the men’s basketball program while ensuring the academic success of its student-athletes. He has served with distinction as head coach of the varsity basketball team at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School and of the gold medal-winning United States 18 and Under Boys Basketball Team for the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Steinmetz has led the men’s basketball team to an appearance in the Skyline Conference Championships during each of his first six years as head coach, including capturing the first Skyline title and NCAA Tournament bid in program history in 2017-18. He led the Maccabees to another Skyline Tournament crown in 2019-20. That year, the Macs made history by winning two NCAA Tournament games to secure their first ever berth in the Sweet 16, before the rest of the winter and spring seasons were canceled.

Ryan Turell was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week twice (11/30 and 12/14), selected to the D3hoops.com Preseason All-America First Team (11/2),was selected to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week twice (11/16 and 11/30), was named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Divisions II-III Player of the Week three times (12/7, 12/14, and 12/21), was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week four times (11/16, 11/29, 12/6, and 12/13), and earned a spot on the Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll (11/22).

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg is the Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), a rapidly-growing congregation of over 800 families and over 1,000 children in Boca Raton, Florida. BRS is the largest Orthodox Synagogue in the Southeast United States. Rabbi Goldberg’s warm and welcoming personality has helped attract people of diverse backgrounds and ages to feel part of the BRS community, reinforcing the BRS credo of ‘Valuing Diversity and Celebrating Unity.

Rabbi Philip Moskowitz serves as Associate Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS). His warm personality and dynamic, positive spirit make people of all backgrounds and ages feel a part of the BRS community. Rabbi Moskowitz officiates at life cycle events, provides pastoral counseling, and serves as halachic advisor and close confidante to hundreds of members. Beyond the engaging and relevant Shabbat morning sermons, delivered to multiple, diverse minyanim, and the numerous regular classes and shiurim in the Shul, Rabbi Moskowitz regularly teaches Torah in private homes, local day schools, and the community at large.

Rabbi Josh Broide is the Director of the Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement (CJE), a Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. He is also the Founder & Director of the Boca Raton Jewish Experience (BRJE), a rapidly growing outreach and engagement program in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition he also works as the Outreach Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), one of the largest Modern Orthodox Synagogues in North America.

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