The NCJSHOF was proud to include this remarkable family as part of the October 22nd dinner.
Grandson Dan Grunfeld played basketball at Stanford as well as internationally. He is the author of By the Grace of the Game, the story of his his grandmother’s journey through the holocaust and his family’s ascension to the highest levels of the sport of basketball.
Lily Grunfeld was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, having survived the Holocaust and emigrated to America to raise this beautiful family.
As an 18 year old, Ernie Grunfeld led the USA Team to a Silver Medal in the 1974 Maccabiah Games in Israel. In 1976, he won a Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympics. He followed his playing days in the NBA with a longtime career as an NBA Executive.
From Left to Right: Front Row Kaia Place, Joseph Charlesworth, Joriana Gibbens-Egoff, Joshua Marx; Standing: Andromeda Kelly, Audrey Poster, Lucas Cohen, Jeremy Coe, Mia Firestone, Emilee Rosenstein