News from Nearby: Temple Sholom to Present Jews and Baseball on April 17

Ron Kaplan

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Temple Sholom presents Jews and Baseball, a discussion with Ron Kaplan, on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

April is the beginning of the baseball season. It’s also a great time to learn some history of Jews and baseball. Baseball is a uniquely American sport. It served both as entertainment and part of immigrants’ assimilation in America.

Ron Kaplan, sports and features editor of the New Jersey Jewish News, will lead the discussion on the history of Jews and baseball. He blogs at “Kaplan’s Korner on Jews and Sports,” which was named by the New Jersey Press Association as the best blog of 2014. He also writes about baseball literature and pop culture at Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf, where he has interviewed dozens of authors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians regarding their work about the national pastime.

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In 2013, Kaplan published 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die. His new book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games, was released by Skyhorse Publishing in July, 2015. He is currently at work on a book about Hank Greenberg.

Admission is free thanks to a grant from the Ruth Rutenberg fund at Temple Sholom. Please keep this fund in mind when considering future charitable giving. Light refreshments will be served.

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham and Cantor Darcie Sharlein. The temple and its religious school are home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Sholom is located at 1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908-889-4900, e-mail or visit

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