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Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

December 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, December 11th at 1 pm


Speaker: Author Mike Silver 


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More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than all other professional sports combined. From 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and nearly 200 others were ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing chronicles an era when boxers named “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom, Ruby Goldstein (“The Jewel of the Ghetto”), Leach Cross (“The Fighting Dentist”), Joe Bernstein (“The Pride of the Bowery”) and hundreds of other fabulous Jewish boxers literally fought their way out of poverty to become instant heroes to a generation of immigrants struggling to enter the American mainstream. Author and historian Mike Silver presents this vibrant social history in an entertaining and informative presentation.


Participating in the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K on Sunday, December 11th? Bring your race bib to the Museum and get half price admission on Sunday – which includes this program!


December 11, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm