March 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book talk, Q&A followed by a basketball clinic in the gym
In By the Grace of the Game, Dan Grunfeld, once a basketball standout himself at Stanford University, shares the remarkable story of his family, a delicately interwoven narrative that doesn’t lack in heartbreak yet remains as deeply nourishing as his grandmother’s Hungarian cooking, so lovingly described. The true improbability of the saga lies in the discovery of a game that unknowingly held the power to heal wounds, build bridges and tie together a fractured Jewish family.
Dan Grunfeld was a two-time Academic All-American as a member of Stanford University’s men’s basketball team. He played eight professional seasons in top leagues around the world, including a year in Germany, three in Spain and four in Israel, with a brief stint in the NBA for the New York Knicks. Grunfeld received his MBA from Stanford, and his writing has appeared in outlets including Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post and SBNation.
Aryeh I. Dori, Avi and Francoise Jacobs Family,
Mark and Ben Sack
Refreshment sponsor: The Park Synagogue Senkfor Library
Book talk @ 11:00 a.m. followed by refreshments (dietary laws observed.) Basketball clinic for ages 10+ to follow at 12:15 pm. Join us for one or both events!
Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium and Gym
March 12, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT