Former Husky and Maccabi Tel Aviv super star Doron Sheffer spends and evening with a circle of Chabad at UConn Alumni and supporters.
The “Ice Man” spoke of his life accomplishments and challenges on the court, his battle with cancer and his Jewish journey. His story inspired the gathered to live a life of balance, inner joy and Torah.
Participants recalled their sense of Jewish pride they had while Sheffer was on the UConn court.
Sheffer, who speaks to Birthright participants led by Rabbi Shlomo Hecht of Chabad at UConn, emphasized the importance of having a Chabad House at UConn. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Black for their gracious hospitality.
Doron Sheffer played for Jim Calhoun during the 1993-96 sessions and was drafted to the NBA in what is considered to be one of the deepest and most talented drafts (Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allan and coach Kevin Ollie).
Sheffer chose to sign with Maccabi Tel Aviv. After four years with Maccabi winning four straight Israeli League championships, Sheffer went on to coaching players.
Currently, Sheffer lives with his wife Talia and children in the town of Amirim, north of Israel where they run the Hyuly health resort.
Doron Sheffer has recently published a book about his professional, personal and spiritual journey and was featured in Sports Illustrated.
Sheffer is a proud UConn Alum and is active with the Hechts at Chabad at UConn.