ESPN host/basketball star Rosalyn Gold-Onwude describes Israel's impact on her career


April 30, 2021

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

(JNS) - When Rosalyn Gold-Onwude was a college student at Stanford University, she participated on Birthright Israel. Several years later, she went on her second trip-this time, as a staff member on her younger sister's Birthright experience. While participating in the program is not so unusual - more than 600,000 Jewish young people have gone on the free, 10-day trips since the program's founding in 1999 - Gold-Onwude's story is a bit different. She is the only Birthright participant to play on the Nigerian women's national basketball team and to be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of...

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