David speaks and performs at venues around the world, from private homes to large auditoriums.
He also provides motivational talks to large and mid-sized corporations and trade groups.
Inspire your audience with a dynamic musical performance and keynote speech.
“I travel through Connecticut all the time and if I am having a bad day, there is nothing better than to listen to David’s music. It calms me down.”
– Beau Doherty, President of Special Olympics Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org
David will donate 10% of all music purchases to food banks.
New York Artist David Gurwitz Releases First Inspirational Album June 18, 2015 Bronx-born and New York native David Gurwitz has had a diverse history, from semi-pro basketball to financial expert on market cycles. Through it all, music has always been a passion. “Basketball was my sport, growing up and in school. I practiced dribbling the ball every […]
Connecting with kids by Ellie Einhorn and Shana D. Lebowitz Two Brandeis alumni, a former Brandeis basketball coach and their creative efforts to benefit children and teens across the globe Link to Original David Gurwitz ’76, a lawyer in New York state, just released his first album, ‘Hear the Children.’ Some of Gurwitz’s songs focus […]
June 15, 2009
Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball.
David Gurwitz & Oliver Taylor muse about all things sports and mentoring, in a heartwarming blog.
Check it out: www.oliverscourt.com
Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball. Our life long journey and friendship continues to this day. We hope you enjoy our blog about all things sports and mentoring.
Fox 5 Atlanta Interview with Ron Gant
“It was an honor to be interviewed by baseball great Ron Gant, host of Good Day Atlanta. David and I took Ron to Memorial Middle School, to shoot around and talk about mentoring, then and now.”
Listen to the podcast at OliversCourt.com
David visited Oliver in his school near Atlanta and interviewed the principal, the athletic director and some of the students whose lives have been impacted by Oliver.
Matt Smithmsmith@covnews.com Matt Smith After more than a decade apart, former Big East basketball player, and current Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Oliver Taylor reunited with his mentor, David Gurwitz. The two have lived vastly different lives since Gurwitz first met Taylor in the lat In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 23, 2016 Sean Saint Jacques tells the extraordinary story of former Seton Hall basketball star Oliver Taylor and the mentor that changed his life forever. This is the first part of a three part series. Part I: Meeting a Mentor and the journey to Seton Hall Oliver Taylor […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 24, 2016 This is part two of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. If you missed part one yesterday, you can read it right HERE. Gurwitz was not a fan of Carlesimo’s philosophy when it came to using Taylor on the floor during his […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 25, 2016 The conclusion of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. Oliver and David discuss what they are up to now and how they continue to grow every day. In suburbs of Atlanta, Taylor is a deputy sheriff and helps kids at Salem High […]
It was an honor to be interviewed by baseball great Ron Gant, host of Good Day Atlanta. Check out the story, about two NYC boys, brought together by basketball.
Steve Politi | NJ Advance Media for NJ Oliver Taylor (20) is carried off the floor after sinking the winning lay-up with one second left giving No. 21 Seton Hall a 70-69 victory over Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, Friday, March 8, 1991, New York. (AP […]
Oliver and David 00:40 Deputy Taylor if you’ll give me your background before meeting Mr Gurwitz. Just an inner city kid from Far Rockaway NY, in Queens! Just a kid with a dream and took a chance on something I loved. People felt that I was pretty good. I wound up playing on […]
Rabbi, Musician, David Gurwitz original article: www.danaroc.com David Gurwitz was an avid athlete growing up in the south Bronx in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked at a hotel in the Catskills where Wilt Chamberlain had once been a bellhop, and spent summers learning from Red Auerbach about talent recognition and development. David played basketball in […]
Introducing the fun way to become a good writer! I have developed and created a writing program to open the minds of kids and encourage critical thinking skills with a fun and easy exercise. Today we live in a world of technology where kids don’t need to write the old fashioned way, on paper. […]
Donn Goodman and David Gurwitz joined forces to co-found
Brothers in Giving (B.I.G.) They have happily brought on Tim Hyland as Chairman.
All three are veterans of the financial services arena with combined experience of over 80 years.
All three are avid sports fans.
All three have committed extensive time and resources to help inner city youth find jobs, get counseling, tutoring, and mentoring, and fight the scourge of opiods and other major issues affecting the future potential of our youth.
They welcome all who are moved to join in these efforts to contact them as the Brothers in Giving B.I.G. Organization expands its reach worldwide. These kids need our help!
Please contact us at email@example.com
Donn Goodman and David Gurwitz joined forces to co-found Brothers in Giving B.I.G. They have happily brought on Tim Hyland as Chairman.
Timothy M. Hyland serves as National Director of Sales and Marketing for Boyd Watterson’s institutional and advisor channel lines of business. Tim also serves as a Manager of Boyd Watterson. Tim joined predecessor firm Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. in 1994 as Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Tim […]
Michael Friedman is involved in helping others in many ways: Friendship Circle, Meals on Wheels, Rescue Village in Geauga County, Aish HaTorah of Cleveland, Milestones Autism Resources, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Montefiore, Susan G. Komen For the Cure and The Gathering Place. It is fitting that he spearhead the Brother In Giving efforts […]
Everyone knows Red Auerbach was one of the greatest basketball coaches and talent scouts of all time.
What you probably didn’t know, is that John Rinka (Rinks) was one of the greatest college basketball players in history, and then devoted his post playing career to mentoring on and off the court.
David shares his stories with Red & Rinks, two men who guided and shaped his life.
The Red Aurbach Connection I’m an ex-athlete, although ex-athletes never think they’re ex, they think they’re still athletes. And as a former basketball player, I was trained years ago by someone you might have heard of named Red Auerbach. How did we meet? I was a bellhop at a hotel in the Catskills […]
INTERVIEW WITH JOHN RINKA College Basketball Star (NCAA Top 10 in all-time scoring) 1966-70 Former Coach at Brandeis University David: I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to speak with my former coach, after all these years, John Rinka. I learned a lot about mentoring from Rinks, as we all call him. I just want […]