David Blatt: Us and Them? American Jews and Israel

By The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center: Fall 2020 (other events)

Monday, October 26 2020 11:30 AM 12:15 PM

David Blatt: Us and Them? American Jews and Israel

Monday, October 26

11:30 AM EDT

A virtual event


David Blatt has an unlikely pedigree for a champion basketball player and coach: Raised in Boston, he studied English literature at Princeton and then made aliyah. But during his storied career, he played 12 years in the EuroLeague, coached 10 teams in seven different countries and was crowned coach of the year in Israel, Russia and the EuroLeague. He is the most decorated sportsman in Israel’s history with 16 national and continental championships and an Olympic medal, and he accomplished all of that before becoming head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

Check out how Blatt sees the future of the American Jewish–Israeli relationship.

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