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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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.

Inductees

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

Basketball Super Star

He was voted one of the Best 50 players in NBA history

Voted the "Best Referee in the World"

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

A boxing great

He won World Boxing titles in two divisions

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Personal Stories

Louis “Red” Klotz

Rich Yankowitz

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Exhibits

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Lacrosse
Rowing
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