Olympic Shabbat

August 29, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Olympians Steven Solomon and Silver Medal winner Jessica Fox will visit Central Synagogue on September 7.

Jessica Fox

A very proud Michael Solomon with son Steven

The two will be the very special guests at the regular Studio Central Friday dinner which follows the Shabbat service and is targeted at the 18-35 yr-old members of the community.

Steven Solomon amazed even his own family and fans when he made it through to the final of the men’s 400m while Jessica Fox picked up the Silver Medal in the K1 Kayaking event, following in her mother’s footsteps.

Solomon will also parallel his father’s career in medicine and has accepted a scholarship at the prestigious Stanford University in the United States.

This may well prove to be an unmatched event for Central.

Jessica Fox said:  “I am very much looking forward to the event sharing my story and meeting everyone at Centra.”

Hillel Fried, the  director of Studio Central, told J-Wire:  “I am so thrilled that Central will host these two elite athletes at this first public Jewish event for young students and professional. I expect a capacity crowd of almost 200 to attend and  hear the stories first hand of Steve and Jessica’s journeys on the road to Olympic success.”

Central Synagogue’s Rabbi Levi Wolff added: “This will be a very special Shabbat with two very special people who wear their Jewish identities proudly. Steve was in contact with me during his entire Olympic campaign and I feel very heartened at having been somehow involved in the most exciting period in his life. I will let Jessica know that it will be halachically proper for her to wear her medal to Shule.”




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