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Inspirational Evening with Jewish Jordan

Inspirational Evening with Jewish Jordan

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Join us for an evening of basketball, powerful insipiration, and a double helping of Jewish pride.

Wednesday Night, January 20th
Chabad Torah Centre
1825 Grant Ave.
7:30pm 

For the first time ever Tamir Goodman is coming to Winnipeg!!!
Tamir Goodman, 27, is a 6-ft, 3-in. point guard who has played professionally both in the U.S. and Israel and has been featured in Sports Illustrated as the called the "Jewish Jordan."
Unwilling to compromise his beliefs, Goodman became the first Jew to play Division 1 Basketball accepting a scholarship to Towson University which changed their entire schedule to accommodate him! Tamir then went on to play professional basketball in Israel for the Macabi Haifa Heat.

For the past few months, Goodman has been sharing his inspiring story and message with Jewish communities and college students in various cities around North America.
On January 20th, Chabad Lubavitch will be hosting Tamir Goodman in Winnipeg.
Join us for a powerful boost of Jewish pride and be awed by Tamir’s personal accomplishments and inspired by his message.

Cost: $15
Students: $10
Sponsor:$180

Register Here 

 

About Tamir Goodman

Tamir Goodman, 27, is a 6-ft, 3-in. point guard who has played professionally both in the U.S. and Israel and has been called the “Jewish Jordan.” 

Goodman, an Orthodox Jew, fell in love with the game of basketball at age six.  As a 7th grader, he was already playing on the Yeshiva High of Greater Washington's varsity high school team and by 8th grade he was the team's starting point guard.  He garnered national media attention while starring at the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, where he was named as one of the top 25 high school players in the country. His steadfast determination to be the best which provided him with the edge that he needed to fulfill his dream of playing top level basketball while maintaining an observant Jewish lifestyle.

With his exceptional ability to control the game as point guard, make near impossible shots, and throw behind the back passes, Goodman led his team to a 65-11 record over two seasons in the competitive Baltimore City Conference. while averaging 35.4 points his junior year (1998-1999). His success led to more than 700 media interviews, including 60 Minutes, ESPN, CBS, and Fox Sports, as well as cover stories of the New York Times, the Daily News, the Washington Post, and Baltimore Sun. He was also featured in a four-page spread in Sports Illustrated, in which Michael Bamberger dubbed Tamir Goodman as the "Jewish Jordan." 

Upon high school graduation, Goodman turned down a full scholarship at the University of Maryland due to scheduling conflicts related to his observances.  Then, a miracle happened.  The basketball players and coaches at Towson State University, a Division I school near Baltimore, heard about Tamir's story and respected him for remaining dedicated to his religious beliefs. Towson offered a scholarship and even managed to change the entire American East Conference schedule so that the majority of the school's basketball games would not conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.  Goodman played two seasons at Towson before signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv to begin his professional career in Israel.

In Israel, Goodman played five seasons for four different teams, reaching the Israeli Cup finals and Israeli Premier League Semifinals in 2003 with Maccabi Givat Shmuel.Moreover, Goodman served in the Israel Defense Forcesand was awarded outstanding solider award at the completion of his boot camp. He also completed a armored person carrier (APC)course. In 2007, Goodman returned to the U.S. to play for the Maryland Nighthawks of the Premier Basketball League (PBL), but was limited to only two games due to injuries.  Today, he is a spokesperson for the Maccabi Haifa Professional Basketball Club of the Israeli Premier League and is emerging as one of the Jewish people's most dynamic and inspirational voices. His energetic approach and forthright engagement with the challenges of Jewish identity has engaged and motivated crowds, young and old, throughout Israel, England and North America.

More at www.tamirgoodman.com

COME HEAR HIS AMAZING STORY IN PERSON!

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