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: 20th Anniversary Induction Ceremony
We are excited to announce the date for our 20th Anniversary Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. This year's inductees are Joe Banner, Josh Bienenfeld, Ken Dreyfuss, June Eisner, Arie Gluck, Jeff Neuman and Jayson Stark.
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
From start to Olympian in 5 years
He was the first Jewish American to win an Olympic medal in sailing
Known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball"
He performed in over 6,000 major league and minor league baseball games