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Jews You Should Know

May 6, 2019


Doron Sheffer has played basketball at a level few people - much less few Jewish people - ever attain. Through his years as a star at the University of Connecticut, and in Israel for illustrious teams such as Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem, Sheffer expressed his immense talents on the court. Off the court, though, he was traveling a spiritual journey that eventually led him back to his own Jewish roots, and to a life-after-basketball spent instilling values into the next generation of Israelis. Through his books, clinics, speaking engagements, holistic healing center and other ventures, Sheffer hopes to bring his light from the "world of the Torah" to every corner of Israel society, promoting health, passion and peace in every context.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.