23rd Annual Induction Ceremony Announces New Date: October 13, 2020

The 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony will now be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 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

All-Time Great Basketball Coach

The only head coach to lead teams to an NBA Title and an NCAA Championship

Perfection is rare in sports

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

From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

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Personal Stories

Lew Tendler

Harry Blitman

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Exhibits

Baseball
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Lacrosse
Rowing
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