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Events

Sunday October 29, 2017 at 10 am
Scarsdale Synagogue
2 Ogden Rd
Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation
by author Mike Silver
Light breakfast served
Books available for sale

Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas
7900 Northaven Road
Dallas, Texas, 75230
Event sponsored by the Dallas Jewish Historical Society
Lecture and Power Point presentation by author Mike Silver
Books available for sale

Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Stamford
1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut 06905
(Sponsored by The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County)
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by author Mike Silver
Light Refreshments at 1 p.m. Program begins at 1:30 pm
Books available for sale

Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at 10 am.
Temple Beth Sholom
171-39 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York, 11358
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by author Mike Silver
Breakfast will be served
Books available for sale. No reservations necessary.

Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Manhasset Public Library
30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset NY 11030
(corner of Onderdonk and Northern Blvd. One block east of Plandome Rd.)
(Library has parking lot.)
Mike Silver presents lecture and PowerPoint presentation.
Sponsored by Long Island Book Collectors and LIABDA
Books available for sale.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 1 pm.
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD., 21202
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by author Mike Silver
Books available for signing

Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
Congregation L'Dor V'Dor - Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center
49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by author Mike Silver
Collation to follow!
Books available for signing


Sunday November 13th, 2016, 10 a.m.
Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, Maryland, 20852
Mike Silver presents lecture and PowerPoint presentation
Books available for signing.

Thursday November 10th, 2016, 6 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
1200 Edgewood Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14618
"Beer, Books & Boxing"
Mike Silver presents lecture and PowerPoint presentation
Books available for signing
NOTE: The following article appeared in THE ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE newspaper on November 9,2016:

BOOK SPOTLIGHTS JEWISH ATHLETES IN GOLDEN AGE OF BOXING
by
Leo Roth

With his fast hands and sterling image, Benny Leonard was one of boxing’s first major stars in the early 1920s.

The son of Jewish immigrants born on New York’s East Side, Leonard held the lightweight championship for a record seven years. His fight against Lew Tendler in 1923 was the first title fight at Yankee Stadium, drawing nearly 60,000 fans. He earned more than $1 million in his career, a huge sum for his time.

In this context, it’s easy to comprehend why Leonard was considered to be more famous than even the great physicist Albert Einstein when it came to celebrities of Jewish descent during their day.

“Albert Einstein was well-known of course and certainly to be counted but less than two dozen people can understand the theory of relativity,’’ boxing author and historian Mike Silver says. “Everyone can understand a punch in the nose.’’

Helping others understand an important but little discussed era in American sport, one that cut and stitched our country’s social fabric, was the impetus for Silver’s latest 15-round study of the “sweet science.’’

The celebrated author of the seminal 2009 work The Arc of Boxing, which examined the modern fighter vs. his counterparts of yesteryear and settled many a barroom argument, has now published Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing.

Silver will be at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday for a “Beer, Books and Boxing’’ event, part of the 24th annual Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival.


Sunday October 9th, 2016, 2 p.m.
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA.
Mike Silver presents lecture and PowerPoint presentation
Books available for signing

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th, 2016, 5 p.m.
BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL, AMC Boston Common, 175 Tremont St.
Screening of documentary "UNFORGOTTEN: THE STORY OF PAUL PENDER"
Q & A with Director Felice Leeds, Boxing Author & Historian Mike Silver, former world champion Tony DeMarco, Boston Sports Museum Curator Richard Johnson, Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Cantu and Paul Pender Jr.

SUNDAY MAY 15th, 2016
Temple Israel, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, Long Island, N.Y.
Lecture and PowerPoint presentation by Mike Silver author of "Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing: A Photographic History"
Time: 10:30 am to noon.
Books available for signing.


TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
Book Launch Reception and Lecture:
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: The Eldridge Street Museum, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Inquiries and RSVP: http:/​/​www.eldridgestreet.org/​events

Relive an era when fabulous boxers named “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom, Ruby Goldstein (“The Jewel of the Ghetto”), and Leach Cross (“The Fighting Dentist”), literally fought their way out of poverty to become instant heroes to a generation struggling to enter the social and economic mainstream at this reception, lecture, and book signing celebrating the publication of historian Mike Silver’s “Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing” (Lyons Press).


Ring 10 Annual Gala
Date: September 13th 2015 Time: 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Location: Marina Del Ray, Bronx, N.Y. (Throgs Neck).
Honorees:
Arthur Mercante Award: Pete Santiago
SALDA Award: Teddy Atlas
Bert Sugar Award: Mike Silver
Jose Torres Award: Ron Lipton
Steve Belloise Award: Alex Ramos
Special Guests: Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Savarese, Tyrell Biggs, Henry Winchman, Danny Aiello.
Tickets: $ 135
Info: Ring10NY.com

JULY 10th, 2011
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF BOXING (AAIB) ANNUAL LUNCHEON.
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK. TIME:12 NOON.
AUTHOR MIKE SILVER AWARDED "THE ROCKY MARCIANO WRITERS AWARD" FOR HIS BOOK
THE ARC OF BOXING: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE SWEET SCIENCE

APRIL 3, 2011
9:45 a.m.
FLUSHING-FRESH MEADOWS JEWISH CENTER
193-10 PECK AVENUE
FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y. 11365
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CLUB
GUEST LECTURER MIKE SILVER
WILL SPEAK ON THE PREVALENCE OF
JEWISH BOXERS DURING THE FIRST
HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY

DATE: September 19, 2010
TIME: Doors will open 2 p.m., Banquet commences at 3 p.m.
WHERE: FLORIAN HALL, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA.
EVENT: VETERAN BOXERS ASSOCIATION RING 4 ANNUAL BANQUET
GUEST OF HONOR: BOXING HISTORIAN & AUTHOR MIKE SILVER
RECIPIENT of the RING 4 CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
AWARD.
PRICE: $60.00 per ticket. Send check made payable to Ring 4
c/​o John O'Brien, 41 Summit Avenue, Hull, MA. 02045
Contact #'s: Bobby Franklin, 617-484-0263; Mickey
Finn, 617-838-0055; John O'Brien 617-968-7068

February 18th, 2010 @​ 4pm
Professional Boxing: Its Past and Present, Special Guest Speaker: Mike Silver
In the Woody Tanger Auditorium of Brooklyn College Library
Reception to follow in room 142
Special exhibit and program brought to you by Brooklyn College Library's Archives and Special Collections & The Friends of Hank Kaplan Boxing Archive