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Mr. Tamir Goodman

Mr. Tamir Goodman
Basketball star and trailblazer Tamir Goodman, dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated magazine, became the first observant Jew in recent history to reach the highest levels of his sport while adhering to his religious observances. Tamir was rated among the 25 top high school players in America, and joined a rare list of athletes, including Michael Jordan, when he was awarded the MVP of the prestigious Capitol Classic all-star game. Tamir played division I ball on an athletic scholarship without playing on Shabbat, and was then recruited by powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Tamir played six pro seasons in Israel for some of the most competitive teams in Europe. His story received world-wide media coverage and Tamir has been featured on Fox News, ESPN, CNN, ABC and more. As a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, Tamir was awarded the “Outstanding Soldier Award” for his service specializing in armored personal carriers. Tamir is also a renowned public speaker who captivates and inspires audiences of all ages and affiliations with his one of a kind stories, passionate delivery, and powerful message. Additionally, Tamir has coached over 25,000 kids at his dynamic basketball clinics and camps that are in high demand across North America and Israel. Tamir has inspired a new generation of Jewish athletes, professionals, and youth to excel in the modern world while maintaining a strong Jewish identity.