My Journey To Milan 2026
My name is Jared Firestone, and I am a World Cup athlete for Israel’s Bobsled & Skeleton Team in the sport of Skeleton, a lawyer, and co-founder of Advancing Jewish Athletics, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) which distributes 100% of earmarked funds directly to its athletes, allowing them to serve as global ambassadors for the Jewish people and the State of Israel through sport. Currently, I am training for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Milan, Italy.
My name is Jared Firestone, and this is how my journey began:
Raised in South Florida, I attended Scheck Hillel K-8 and Pine Crest High School where I was a high school district champion in the 100-meter dash. I continued competing in college as a member of the track & field team at Tulane University. After which I attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. During my first semester of Law School, I suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), effectively a “minor stroke”. Coincidentally, my recovery time fell during the 2014 Winter Olympics and is when I discovered the sport of Skeleton. I eventually completed my legal studies and am currently a licensed attorney in Florida and New York.
Aside from practicing law, my lifelong dream has been to represent Israel at the Olympic Games. This stems from my passion not only for athletics, but for Judaism and Israel. After attending the March of the Living in 2008, I knew I needed to find a way to educate the world about the horrors of the Holocaust. Then, in 2012, I attended Birthright Israel, which filled me with a desire to give back to the country which represented the one place I could truly feel like I was home, where I belonged. Birthright inspired me to continue my Track & Field training with the goal of representing Israel in the Olympics.
When I discovered Skeleton in 2014, I realized this was the perfect vehicle to fulfill both missions, due to the location of many of the competitions (Germany/Austria), as well as the ability to utilize my sprinting skills to make Israel extremely competitive at an international level. After months of uncertainty following my mini stroke as to whether I’d be able to participate in sports again, I was cleared by doctors and committed to make my dream a reality.
Fast forward to 2022: I finished 3 places out of an Olympic berth in just my third competitive season. This included three podium finishes on the North America Cup in Lake Placid. I ended the season ranked 44th in the World, while earning the nickname "The Jewish Jet” from my fellow competitors.
In 2022/2023, I participated in three races, winning a silver, bronze, and Israel's first-ever gold medal in an Olympic-discipline sliding sport competition, at the North America Cup in Lake Placid! Hearing the Ha'Tikvah played was a true dream come true.
An opportunity for you to share my journey:
Participating in Skeleton as a “small nation athlete” is extremely expensive. The Israeli government provides little funding for its winter sport athletes. Most competitors in this sport are heavily funded, however, I rely on my sponsorship support to focus as maximize my performance on the ice.
I am training to represent Israel in the 2026 Olympic Games in Milan, Italy. With your support, this is an extremely attainable goal!
As a show of gratitude, I offer a variety of valuable packages to my sponsors.
I am always more than happy to further discuss any questions you may have. I can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jared “the Jewish Jet” Firestone
Israel Bobsled & Skeleton National Team