From Frozen Chosen to the Hebrew Hammer: The Inspiring Story of Israel’s Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton Team

Thu, Apr 22 7:30 pm

Sponsored by The Jewish Center Princeton

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Join us and meet David Greaves and Larry Sidney to hear the incredible and unlikely story of Israel’s Bobsled and Skeleton Team. Bobsleigh Skeleton Israel (BSI) National Sports Federation of Israel was originally Israel’s Bobsled Team in 2002 when three American Jews decided to represent Israel in winter sliding sports. The three made Aliyah, exceeded all expectations and qualified Israel for two World Championships.

 

Through passion and dedication, Israel qualified her first skeleton athlete for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In 2020, David Greaves, one of the founding bobsled members of the 2002 Israeli Bobsled and Skelton Team, is President of BSI today. He oversees Israel’s seven athletes competing internationally in Bobsled and Skeleton. Professionally, David is the Executive Director of JNF Canada.

 

Larry Sidney took up the sport of skeleton in 2012, joining the Israeli program in 2015. After the 2018 Olympics, Larry became BSI’s Secretary General. Working alongside David Greaves, they manage the BSI program supporting the current group of athletes. Today three Skeleton athletes and two Bobsled teams, are trying to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics, to represent Israel. Professionally, Larry is a Holistic Wealth Advisor in Reno, Nevada.

 

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