Members of Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport are qvelling – even those who aren’t Red Sox fans. They’re proud of Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow – the son of B’nai Israel congregants Ann and Abe Breslow, who celebrated his bar mitzvah at B’nai Israel in 1993 – not only because he is enjoying his first season of post-season play, but, more importantly, because of he was recently recognized as the Boston Red Sox nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The Clemente Award recognizes the charitable efforts of a Major League Baseball player, whose winner is honored during an on-field ceremony at the 2013 World Series. Breslow’s nomination was based primarily on his work with his charity, the Strike 3 Foundation.
As the Ledger went to press, Breslow helped put his team in the race for the pennant, as the winning pitcher of Game 4 in the MLB American League Division Series.