On May 10th, Stark & Stark’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee hosted a virtual book discussion and Q&A led by Joseph Lemkin, Esq. to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month. Attendees discussed the book By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream, which was led by author Dan Grunfeld, who wrote this remarkable story about his family’s incredible journey from Auschwitz to the NBA, demonstrating how the sport of basketball has the ability to unify people of all backgrounds.
About Jewish Heritage Month
During the month of May, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum pay tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society. The month of May was chosen as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006, in part due to a celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History in May 2004.
About Dan Grunfeld
Author Dan Grunfeld is a former professional basketball player, an accomplished writer, and a proud graduate of Stanford University. An Academic All-American and All-Conference basketball selection at Stanford, Dan played professionally for eight seasons in top leagues around the world, including in Germany, Spain, and Israel. Dan’s writing has been published more than 40 times in media outlets such as Sports Illustrated, The Jerusalem Post, and NBC News. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2017 and lives with his wife and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works in venture capital.
For more information about By the Grace of the Game or to purchase a copy, please click here.