Buzz Bissinger
He wrote the book "Friday Night Lights" later made into a movie and a long running TV series
Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 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.

Save The Date: 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony

We are excited to announce the date for our 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Rodeph Shalom.  This year's inductees are Carl Cherkin, Bryan Cohen, Erskine Mayer, Carol Polis and Jerry Wolman. In addition, the Pillar of Achievement Award will be presented to William Saltzman, the Simcha Gersh Award will be presented to the Junior Jewish Basketball League, and the Philadelphia Sports Spirit Award will be presented to Alan Horwitz.

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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

Eagle fans know him well

He is the long-time on-air voice of the Philadelphia Eagles

From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

Major League GM

He is a former major leaguer who was the General Manager of a Major League baseball team

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Rich Yankowitz

Louis “Red” Klotz

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