Tal Brody made Aliya to Israel after the 1965- 7th Maccabiah Games and became one the most honored new immigrants in Israel’s history receiving at age 34, the highest civilian honor, the Israel Prize. He was selected to light the torch on Independence Day. He ran with the torch opening up the 9th Maccabiah Games. He Captained Maccabi Tel-Aviv winning Israel’s first European Basketball Championship. He was chosen as one of the top ten immigrants that influenced Israel by the NY Times. He was induced into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and two years ago in the Israeli Parliament-Knesset, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Today, Tal serves as Israel's Ambassador of Goodwill.