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Username Post: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF        (Topic#21556)
rbg 
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05-17-18 08:41 AM - Post#256903    

A hearty yasher koach to former 1st team All-Ivy ('86-'87) Bruce Lefkowitz on his pending induction into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on May 23rd.

http://jewishexponent.com/2018/05/16/five-to-en ter...

http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=bask...

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 09:40 AM - Post#256910    
    In response to rbg

And yet Neil Bernstein remains persona non grata.

No justice, no peace.

 
penn nation 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 09:45 AM - Post#256911    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

I actually became friendly with Bernstein's sister and her family (at the time we met, I had no idea Neil was her brother) when my wife and I lived in Los Angeles.

Mazel Tov to Lefko. He squeezed every ounce of production out of what he had.

Edited by penn nation on 05-17-18 09:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 09:50 AM - Post#256912    
    In response to penn nation

I'll never forget Bernstein blowing TWO bunnies at the buzzer that would have won (or tied, don't recall) the game in Barton Hall in '86. That team was cursed.

 
penn nation 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 10:00 AM - Post#256915    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Hopefully Zack Rosen will one day join Lefko.

I can't really think of any other Quaker since Lefko who merits inclusion.

 
Charlie Fog 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 10:52 AM - Post#256922    
    In response to penn nation

Matt Langel

 
SteveChop 
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Re: Lefkowitz To Enter Philly Jewish Sports HOF
05-17-18 11:08 AM - Post#256925    
    In response to Charlie Fog

Except that I don't think Matt is Jewish (though I'm not 100% sure)

 
Chip Bayers 
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05-19-18 12:50 AM - Post#257028    
    In response to SteveChop

Bernstein transferred out to Cal as I recall, didn’t he?


 
TheLine 
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05-19-18 10:42 AM - Post#257037    
    In response to Chip Bayers

Lefko is the definition of grit. So gritty that you forgot how frigging good a player he was.

He was also the player who best understand how to take advantage of the student sidecourt section. He had a habit of running up and down the court on our side whenever matched up a against a player who was annoying him just so we could yell at him.

Congrats, big guy!


 
SRP 
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05-22-18 08:21 PM - Post#257116    
    In response to TheLine

I still have flashes of Lefkowitz playing great Alamo defense at the rim against UNC during the NCAA tournament, as Tar Heels barreled in in numbers, eventually overwhelming him. The dude could really play.

 
penn nation 
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05-22-18 09:48 PM - Post#257118    
    In response to Chip Bayers

Yes, he was from California (La Jolla). The family had moved there from Salt Lake City (I believe his grandfather was a rabbi--very lonely at the time to be a MOT out there).

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Bernstein transferred out to Cal as I recall, didn’t he?




 
Chip Bayers 
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05-24-18 01:52 PM - Post#257154    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
Yes, he was from California (La Jolla). The family had moved there from Salt Lake City (I believe his grandfather was a rabbi--very lonely at the time to be a MOT out there).

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Bernstein transferred out to Cal as I recall, didn’t he?






I have a friend whose a MOT who grew up there (Dad was a physics professor at University of Utah) - it was pretty lonely even in the 70s by his account! Although he did say the Mormon girls in H.S. treated him well. The attraction of forbidden fruit, it seems.


 
penn nation 
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05-24-18 02:19 PM - Post#257157    
    In response to Chip Bayers

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Although he did say the Mormon girls in H.S. treated him well. The attraction of forbidden fruit, it seems.




Philip Roth's next, posthumous book about moving from Newark to Provo.


 
SteveChop 
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05-28-18 09:32 PM - Post#257267    
    In response to penn nation

Article in this week's Jewish Exponent notes that with the change in mission of the Gershman Y, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will be moved, location undetermined at this time. Hope that Lefko doesn't fall when they move him!

 
10Q 
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05-29-18 08:10 AM - Post#257269    
    In response to SteveChop

Might be a job for Lefko Fall Wall.

 
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