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The Frozen Chosen: The History of Israel’s Olympic Bobsled Program

Wednesday March 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Israeli skeleton athlete at start of track
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Did you know Israel has a bobsled team? In fact, it has two bobsled teams and three skeleton athletes, all training and competing to earn the title of Olympian! How did Israel get a bobsled team when there is barely enough snow to ski on Har Hermon? Where do bobsledders and skeleton athletes train? Is this Israel’s version of the Jamaican bobsled team? And why would anyone want to slide down an ice track at 80+ mph on nothing more than a souped-up Flexible Flyer sled? These questions and more will be answered during this post-Olympics discussion with members of Israel’s Bobsled and Skeleton Olympic Federation (BSI).

Join the Bender JCC of Greater Washington for this timely and fascinating conversation. Tickets are free for WHC members only ($10 for everyone else). To register, contact Lindsay Frankel,, 301-348-3807 (Do not register via the website below, or you’ll be charged for the event).

Bender JCC of Greater Washington is hosting the event in partnership with Washington Hebrew and:

JCC of Greater Baltimore
Jewish Federation of Howard County
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
Siegel JCC of DelawareTemple Beth Ami



Wednesday, March 2


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm





Adult Ed


Ira Miller