Water Challenges

In Israel the most precious commodity is water and it is at risk. Find out how you can help.

Printer Friendly
Share on Facebook
Share on MySpace
Share on Twitter
A short URL will be added to the end of your Tweet.

Share on LinkedIn

Tal Brody Basketball Clinic at the Berto Center

February 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berto Center
550 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
View map

Jewish National Fund Basketball Clinic
With University of Illinois and Israeli Basketball Legend
Tal Brody

At the Bull’s Practice Facility
Berto Center
550 Lake Cook Road • Deerfield, IL 60015

February 7, 2013 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Space Is Limited! No Cost To Attend! Open To All Ages!
RSVP Now to RSVPChicago@jnf.org or 847.656.8880

A University of Illinois All American in 1965 and member of the ZBT fraternity, Tal Brody joined the Maccabi-Tel Aviv team after leading his United States team to a gold medal in the 1965 Maccabiah Games. Brody led his 1977 Maccabi team to the European Cup Championship.  ''The little team that could" won the tournament of 23 national champion teams including Russia’s best, by defeating Italy 78-77, to capture the European title. Upon graduating the University of Illinois, the 6'1 1/2" guard was selected to the All Big Ten First Team, Sporting News Top Ten Collegiate Players and also received All Academic honors. That year, he was the thirteenth pick in the NBA draft, but opted to return to Illinois for his Master’s degree and afterwards chose to pass up the NBA offer and take up the challenge to revolutionize the basketball in Israel and that he did between 1966-68 before being drafted into the US Army where he served primarily on the All-Army and All-Armed Forces basketball teams and chosen with seven of his teammates to play for the USA team to the 1970 World Championships held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. After finishing his Military Service, Brody made Aliya to Israel to continue his goal to put Israeli basketball “On the Map”. In 1979, Brody was awarded the Israel Prize, the country's highest civilian honor. In Israel, he is a revered national hero, icon, and legend - a superstar akin to Michael Jordan in the U.S.  As Israel's first modern-day sports hero, he is a symbol of the young country's achievements.  Brody, who was inducted into the Jewish Basketball Hall of Fame, was recently honored to be one of the 13 International nominees to be inducted into the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Contact the Chicago Region:

Serving: IL, IN

60 Revere Drive, Suite #840, Northbrook, IL 60062
[p] (847) 656-8880
[p2] (888) 563-0099
[f] (847) 656-8885

Beth Cherner, Executive Director, Midwest

Eric Goldstein, Director, Midwest

Judy Rosen, Director, Chicago

Hannah Feldman, Campaign Executive, Chicago

Tal Shaked, Midwest Education Israel Emissary


Log In

Please log in to change your profile or settings.

Find us on:



Earn up to 9.5% on your money.

Choose from one of the many planned giving options and consult with a JNF Planned Giving specialist by filling out an information request.

Other Initiatives

Alternative Spring Break

Water Challenges

In Israel the most precious commodity is water and it is at risk. Find out how you can help.


YouTube   Delicous   Facebook   Digg