Tal Brody, Israel’s goodwill ambassador, has had an exciting life. Starting as an All-American basketball player at the University of Illinois, he went on to a career in the NBA before making aliyah. He is the distinguished speaker at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff, on Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Reservations, 585 Russell Ave. (201) 891-4466 or bethrishon.org.
Tal Brody also will present the film “We Are on the Map — We Are Staying on the Map, Not Only in Sports, but in Everything” and tell his story for the Israel American Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. .411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly. jccotp.org or (201) 569-7900.