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
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

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 Jesse Levis, Marty Feldman, Lou Scheinfeld, Brian Schiff, Bruce Lefkowitz and Lauren Becker Rubin.    

Click here for more information ?


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

Basketball Super Star

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

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

Big Game Receiver

He was an NFL tight end who won four Super Bowl rings

View All Inductees

Personal Stories

Lew Tendler

Arn Tellem

View All Personal Stories


View Exhibits for All Sports