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Read Aviva Kempner’s piece in The Wrap: Major League Baseball Should Fix the Yom Kippur Dilemma

Why must Jewish fans, players and league officials confront religious dilemmas about watching playoff games during the holiest Day of Atonement? Read Aviva Kempner’s recent article on the subject:

Please Nominate Hank Greenberg into Library of Congress National Registry

 Dear Supporter, We write to ask for your help in nominating Aviva Kempner’s film, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, for the Library of Congress’ 2018 National Film Registry. Every year, The National Film Registry accepts 25 films that


The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg has won The Peabody Award (2002) from the George Foster Peabody Awards, Best Non-Fiction Film Award (2000) from the National Society of Film Critics Association, Best Documentary Award (2000) from the National Board

A Pioneer Charts His Own Course

The Washington Post – 25 Jun 2018 BY GENE WANG IN PULLMAN, WASH.              Read full article here. PHOTOS BY RAJAH BOSE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Athletic Director Pat Chun arrived at footballmad Washington State

5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

(JTA) — June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan

Josh Rosen and the N.F.L. Draft’s Jewish-Quarterback Question

By Zach Helfand – The New Yorker Last fall, after the New York Jets won their second game of the 2017 N.F.L. season, the comedian Larry David called a sports talk-radio show. One of the guests congratulated him, “Your Jets

How Hank Greenberg Desegregated Baseball

BY JARED SICHEL – Jewniverse In 1954, one year before the debut of Sandy Koufax, Hank Greenberg was the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. Under Bronx-born Greenberg, the Indians had more black ballplayers than any other team. Greenberg didn’t

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson breaks record for most homers by a Jewish player in one World Series

Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers has set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a lefty-swinging outfielder, blasted a homer in the seventh inning of his club’s 3-1 win over the visiting

Fielding Dreams: Washington’s Jewish Ballplayers – Thursday, July 20, 7:30 – 9:30 PM at Eldavitch DCJCC

Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner will be taking part in a revealing discussion about Washington’s history of Jewish ballplayers. She will be sitting down with sports attorney and former Washington Senator’s broadcaster Philip Hochberg and author Frederic J. Frommer (You Gotta

A Conversation with Detroit Star Ian Kinsler by Dan Epstein & Jewishbaseballmuseum. com

Detroit Tiger’s second baseman Ian Kinsler talks to writer Dan Epstein about growing up in Tucson, AZ and the legacy of Hank Greenberg. “You’re the best Jewish player that the Tigers have had since Hank Greenberg — and at this