November 6 - 20, 2016  •  JCC Rochester  •  Rochester, New York

Get TicketsThursday, November 10, 6pm, JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave, 14618, $30/$25 JCC Members


Mike Silver

Stars in the Ring

For more than 60 years—from the 1890s to the 1950s— boxing was an integral part of American popular culture and a major spectator sport rivaling baseball. More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than in all other professional sports combined.

From 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring, by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedia of Jewish champions during the golden age of boxing. 

Open bar and appetizers beforehand.

Craft beers and spirits provided by

three heads brewing logo green circle

Underwritten by



Add to Calendar 11-10-2016 18:00:00 11-10-2016 20:00:00 15 Dani Klein Modisett Mike Silver JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival