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Jewish Olympian skates to bobblehead fandom

Jason Brown can now add the figurine to his bronze medal.

Jason Brown Bobblehead. Credit: Courtesy.
Jason Brown Bobblehead. Credit: Courtesy.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee has brought its Jewish inventory up to an even dozen.

The latest bobblehead doll produced by the museum recognizes Jewish figure skater Jason Brown, who competed for the U.S. team in China in last year’s winter games and who was part of a bronze-medaling U.S. team in 2014 in Sochi.

Jason Brown Bobblehead. Credit: Courtesy.

Brown’s bobblehead, which runs $30 unsigned and $60 signed, depicts the 27-year-old with his right skate planted firmly on the ice and his left nearly straight up in the air, supported by one hand, in a pose typical of the sport.

Phil Sklar, founder and CEO of the for-profit museum, told JNS that Brown is one of 12 figurines created that celebrate Jewish individuals. (Other bobblehead makers have released their own Jewish figurines.)

The museum selected to honor Brown for “his fortitude and desire,” which “showed what being an Olympian is all about,” said Sklar. “He is an inspiration to many people across the globe.”

Brown, who grew up in Highland Park, Ill., started skating at the age of 3. In a release from the company, Brown said that it was fun to see the bobblehead come to life and that he hopes it makes people joyful.

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