David Kufeld: First Orthodox Jew Selected in the NBA Draft


Thursday, February 22, 2024    
8:00 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST

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First Orthodox Jew selected in the NBA Draft

David Kufeld is graduate of Yeshiva University majoring  in public relations and advertising,  In his senior year  at Yeshiva University he was named an All American and led all NCAA Division 111 in the country in rebounding during his junior and senior years. He is fifth all time in Division 111 rebounding. David was named National Jewish Player of the Yar for Divisions II and III by the Jewish Sports Review in 1979 and 1980. He became the first Orthodox Jew selected in the NBA Draft when he was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1980.
He was inducted into the Yeshiva University’s Athletic Hall of Fame and will be inducted  into the Jewish Sports Heritage
Association at a ceremony this April.
David is Director of Marketing & Client Relations  for Weitz & Luxenburg PC. He is Founder & CEO of the LAWcares Foundation.

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