For the past (almost) year, I have been extremely privileged to write sports articles for the Atlanta Jewish Times. In short, it has been one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my life. I have been able to chronicle a wide array of stories involving not just Jewish sports figures from all corners of America, but also individuals and organizations that have had a profound impact on the Greater Atlanta area – outside of Judaic culture.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the staff at the AJT for providing me with this truly special opportunity, as well as to my readership for consuming my content.
From a Jewish sports perspective, I am very excited about what the new year will bring. Surely, there will be many Jewish athletes, coaches, and sports executives; both in the Atlanta region and beyond, whose feats will need to be chronicled. I look forward to hopefully enlightening readers about new developments so that they, too, can be proud of their faith from an athletic perspective.
In the year ahead, I embrace the challenge of contributing an even broader spectrum of sports stories, bringing to light the triumphs, challenges, and milestones experienced by Jewish sports figures of different ages, genders, and backgrounds.
On a different note, I believe that the next 12 months of sports events will be even more enjoyable with the pandemic receding. After all, it was only last winter, when the Omicron variant was sweeping across the nation, that sports fans were once again hesitant to enter packed arenas. For a moment, it felt as though we were taking a step backwards before normalcy eventually resumed.
Hopefully, in the coming months, even with the arrival of colder weather, the variants will be kept at bay and fans throughout Georgia and the rest of the U.S. will continue enjoying attending sporting events.
Above all else, I wish every one of you a most joyful and healthy Rosh Hashanah and for only good things in the year ahead.
David Ostrowsky is a regular contributor to the sports section of the Atlanta Jewish Times.