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Meet the Jewish athletes at the top of their game.
Team Israel shocked the world in the WBC in 2017, winning its first four games and finishing sixth overall despite being ranked 41st.
“All my teammates in the locker room, they knew I was Jewish. They supported me, especially when I was younger.”
“I have Jewish roots, and my great grandfather on my mom’s side, who lived in Poland, was put on a train to a concentration camp during the Holocaust.”
Team Israel is made up of six athletes competing in figure skating, speed skating and skiing.
With so many Jewish players hitting the ice in Beijing, hockey wins the award for ‘most Jewish’ sport
Less than a year ago, Hailey Kops was studying at a seminary in Jerusalem.
From his Bar Mitzvah to Birthright, and skating to music from ‘Schnidler’s List’

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