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.
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.
Carol Schultz Greenberg
She was a two time First Team All-American in lacrosse

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

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

Known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball"

He performed in over 6,000 major league and minor league baseball games

Basketball Pioneer

He founded the Philadelphia SPHAS, a famous Jewish professional basketball team, and later the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors)

Perfection is rare in sports

She was the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 in three sanctioned competitions

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Personal Stories

Harry Blitman

Lew Tendler

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Exhibits

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