Jewish Super Bowl champion to speak at Chabad

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:21

Chester — Wearing his Super Bowl ring and a kippah, Super Bowl champ Alan Veingrad will share his story of “Faith and Football,” bringing an inspirational message to the community on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at Chabad of Orange County’s new center, 1170 Route 17M, Suite 1, in Chester. Offensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys & Green Bay Packers, and a member of the Super Bowl XXVII World Champion Dallas Cowboys Team in 1992, Veingrad uses sports metaphors to characterize his life journey, and vividly relates the discipline of being a professional football player, to the process of becoming an observant Jew. Veingrad describes how his retirement from professional football left open a void that unwittingly lead him to find his heritage. With candor and alacrity, he relays his accounts of the intense training and performance requirements of professional football life, and his personal breakthroughs and accomplishments during his five years with the Green Bay Packers and two years playing for coach Jimmy Johnson in the Dallas Cowboys, with the legendary quarterback Troy Aikman, and alongside Emmitt Smith. The event, open to the public, will also feature a kosher super bowl spread, and an autographed football will be raffled. Reservations are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Teens are $10. Contact Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston at 782-2770, or online at