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A Marriage Well Above Replacement

Huppah Dreams

Marc Tracy
May 07, 2012
Corbin Petro and Jessica Gelman.(NYT)
Corbin Petro and Jessica Gelman.(NYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. This week, it’s that of Corbin Petro and Jessica Gelman, married last Thursday in, admittedly, an apparently non-religious ceremony, seeing as the officiant is the general manager of the Houston Rockets. Gelman was featured in an article I wrote a year ago about the prominence of Jews in the field of advanced sports statistics; Gelman is vice president of customer marketing and strategy for the Kraft Sports Group, which owns the New England Patriots, and is also the co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (the other co-founder is the aforementioned officiant). She played basketball at Harvard and for a year in Israel. Petro is one lucky lady (as, presumably, is Gelman). And the other bride is the conference’s CFO. Mazel tov to the happy couple!

Corbin Petro and Jessica Gelman [NYT]
Related: The Joy of Stats [Tablet Magazine]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.