23rd Annual Induction Ceremony Announces New Date: April 29, 2021

The 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony will now be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. This year's inductees are Carl Cherkin, Bryan Cohen, Erskine Mayer, Carol B. Polis and Jerry Wolman. In addition, the Pillar of Achievement Award will be presented to William Yale Saltzman, the Simcha Gersh Award to the Junior Jewish Basketball League, and the Philadelphia Sports Spirit Award to Alan Horwitz. Click here for details.

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

The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame contains a remarkable collection of athletes and others involved in sports activities. We have inducted 18 Olympians, including six 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.

Inductees

From start to Olympian in 5 years

He was the first Jewish American to win an Olympic medal in sailing

All-Time Great Basketball Coach

The only head coach to lead teams to an NBA Title and an NCAA Championship

The man he guarded never scored

He was a two time first team All American in basketball

Championship runner over 90

He was a runner who held the World Record in several distances for athletes over 90 and later for over 95

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Personal Stories

Rich Yankowitz

Harry Blitman

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Exhibits

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Lacrosse
Rowing
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