Register in advance. We all know that basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire is a team player. He’s also a proud Jew who is deeply committed to combating anti-Semitism and building bridges to strengthen the relationship between the Jewish and African American communities.
Please join us for a conversation with Amar’e as he shares his inspirational story. As a self-identified descendent of a lost tribe through his mother, Amar’e’s journey has taken him from the basketball courts of New York to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, from becoming an Israeli citizen in 2019 to the 2020 Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP and to his pioneering role in kosher wine production. His story is one that you will never forget.
You’ll also hear about UJA’s commitment and investment to address racial and social justice challenges in our community.
Basketball Star, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
At age 14, Amar’e Stoudemire began to play organized basketball, which changed his life forever. Over the course of his NBA career, Amar’e played professionally for the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat. A six-time NBA All-Star, Amar’e was NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003, a bronze medalist with the USA Olympic basketball team in 2004, and in 2013, took the Knicks to the playoffs for the first time in a decade. He is also a co-owner of the Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball club and recently secured the 2020 championship and MVP title with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Returning to the United States in 2020, Stoudemire is pursuing his MBA at the University of Miami, and to much acclaim, has joined the coaching staff at the Brooklyn Nets.