Jewish Catholic school gridders sitting out rivalry game for Yom Kippur


(JTA) — Some of the Jewish players at a Catholic school in California will skip an annual rivalry game because of Yom Kippur.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade College Prep, which has a sizable Jewish population, is scheduled to meet Sherman Oaks Notre Dame Prep on Oct. 7, the night when Yom Kippur begins, in their annual rivalry game. 

The Chaminade coach did not realize that the game fell on Yom Kippur until it was too late to reschedule the game, The Los Angeles Times reported. The team will be short several players, according to the newspaper.

Other Southern California games were moved to Thursday, according to reports.

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