In order to honor Sholem Benchimol Muller Z’L’s passion for soccer and his deep desire to become the first professional soccer player in USA to jump onto the soccer field while wearing his kippah and not playing on Shabbat, Sholem Corazon Valiente created Beitar Miami, a project developed in partnership with Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most popular Israeli soccer clubs, that consists in a soccer academy that, in line with the Jewish values that Sholem embraced, respects unrestricted Shabbat and Hebrew holidays.
Sholem represented many values on and off the field. We are keeping his legacy alive by combining his values and passion regarding Judaism and soccer. By combining soccer and Judaism in a recreational and sporty space, we keep Sholem’s commitment and passions alive, always in line with the values that he spreaded day by day: pride, trust, companionship and resilience, not only for himself but also for those who have accompanied him.
Sholem Corazon Valiente, the non-profit organization created to keep alive the legacy and values of Sholem, a young soccer promise who tragically passed away at the age of 17, we want to give chances to children that wish to develop their soccer skills in an academy that respects their traditions. This is the reason that prompted us to develop a partnership with Beitar Jerusalem, given that it’s the only professional soccer club in the world that does not train or play on Shabbat nor Jewish holidays.
Thus, with the leadership of Steven Cohen coach, a former professional soccer player with 10 years of playing time in Spain, France and Israel, children from 4 to 12 years old of any religion enjoy the passion for soccer at Beitar Miami headquarters in the SDG Soccer Complex.