The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame contains a remarkable collection of athletes and others involved in sports activities. We have inducted 14 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.
From start to Olympian in 5 years
He was the first Jewish American to win an Olympic medal in sailing
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
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