Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Football Star Julian Edelman Will Read Children’s Book At JCC

Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots wide receiver, has been benched for the rest of the football season due to an injury but that’s not stopping him from inspiring children with his new story-book.

Edelman is set to read from his new children’s book, “Flying High,” on Tuesday to a group of kids at the Newton, Massachusetts Jewish community center. “Flying High” is a semi-autobiographical story about Edelman’s life – instead following the adventures of the football playing squirrel Jules.

Edelman, 31, was born to a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother – and is said to have connected with Judaism during a trip to Israel two years ago. The Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, is also an active supporter of Jewish and Israel-related causes.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


  • Events

    Haart to Haart


    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.