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.
Save The Date: 21st Annual Induction Ceremony
We are excited to announce the date for our 21st Annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Gershman Y. This year's inductees are Larry Gluckman, Jesse Levis, Marty Feldman, Lou Scheinfeld, Brian Schiff, Bruce Lefkowitz and Lauren Becker Rubin.
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
From start to Olympian in 5 years
He was the first Jewish American to win an Olympic medal in sailing
He founded the Philadelphia SPHAS, a famous Jewish professional basketball team, and later the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors)
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