Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
Buzz Bissinger
He wrote the book "Friday Night Lights" later made into a movie and a long running TV series
Carol Schultz Greenberg
She was a two time First Team All-American in lacrosse
Larry Brown
The only basketball coach to win the NCAA National Championship and the NBA Championship

The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame contains a remarkable collection of athletes and others involved in sports activities. We have inducted 16 Olympians, including five medal winners, two world boxing champions, three women who made first team All-American in lacrosse, people who wrote brilliantly about sports or announced games, and others who founded, owned and/or managed professional franchises.

21st Annual Induction Ceremony

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Gershman Y. Congrats to this year's inductees -- Jesse Levis, Marty Feldman, Lou Scheinfeld, Brian Schiff, Bruce Lefkowitz and Lauren Becker Rubin. Nominations for the Class of 2019 are welcome.  Deadline is August 31, 2018

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Inductees

A boxing great

He won World Boxing titles in two divisions

Basketball Pioneer

He founded the Philadelphia SPHAS, a famous Jewish professional basketball team, and later the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors)

Voted the "Best Referee in the World"

He has refereed 185 World Title fights all over the globe.

An Olympian who wouldn't go

She was a gymnast who was selected for the 1936 Olympics in Germany, but refused to participate because of NATZI anti-Semitism

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Personal Stories

Lew Tendler

Louis “Red” Klotz

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Exhibits

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