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Breakfast Program with Doron Sheffer, UConn Huskies and Israeli Retired Professional Basketball Player

Sunday, February 26, 2023 5 Adar 5783

9:15 AM - 11:30 AMBeth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

Join us for a breakfast program with Doron Sheffer, Israeli Retired Professional Basketball Player!

Sheffer is a father of five and lives with his family in Moshav Amirim in the Galilee, Israel. Since 1988, basketball has been an inseparable part of his life. He played for the UConn Huskies from 1993-1996 under coach Jim Calhoun. In his first season, Sheffer was the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year. While at UConn, Sheffer formed a trio (with fellow starters Ray Allen and Kevin Ollie) that won the Big East basketball championship in three straight years. He is the only player from UConn with 1,000 points and 500 assists, in three varsity seasons. He has also played on several Israeli teams including the Israeli National team.

In 2002, following a diagnosis with cancer, Sheffer thoroughly changed his way of life on all levels: physically, mentally and spiritually. Today, he is a writer & speaker, life coach and workshop presenter. He gives talks and workshops that appeal to a wide range of audiences of all ages, in which he tells his life story and provides tools and tips for a more healthy, happy and balanced way of living. ​

In his most recent book, The Game of Life, Sheffer demonstrates the connection between body and mind; the physical and spiritual worlds; the basketball game and the world of the Torah; and past, present and future. On one court biblical Moses, Joseph the righteous and King David play with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. In his own unique manner, Doron uses the basketball game as an allegory for life and utilizes it as an educational and therapeutic tool that can help us win a much greater, more significant game than the one played on the basketball courts – a game he refers to as The Game of Life.

The Game of Life will be available for purchase. Book signing will follow the program.

RSVP Required. RSVP below by Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Any RSVPs after February 22nd or walk-ins will be accommodated at the discretion of the Men’s Club and will be subject to an additional cost of $5 per person.

Questions? Please contact Michael Bloom (860.983.3476 or This event is co-sponsored by Beth El Men’s Club and Israel Engagement Committee.


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