Ryan Braun, “proud role model for Jewish kids” named National League MVP 2011

Ryan Joseph Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Bewers has been named this year’s Most Valuable Player. The Granada Hills native is the son of Joe Braun, who was born in Israel and lost most of his family in the Holocaust. His mother is Catholic, but the baseball player identifies as Jewish.

“I am Jewish,’’ Braun told