Buzz Bissinger
He wrote the book "Friday Night Lights" later made into a movie and a long running TV series
Carol Schultz Greenberg
She was a two time First Team All-American in lacrosse
Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.

22nd Annual Induction Ceremony

The 22nd Annual Induction Ceremony was held on April 30, 2019 at Rodeph Shalom Synagogue. Congrats to this year's inductees! Nominations for the Class of 2020 are welcome.  Deadline is September 15, 2019

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Inductees

Known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball"

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

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

Major League GM

He is a former major leaguer who was the General Manager of a Major League baseball team

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Personal Stories

Harry Blitman

Lew Tendler

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Exhibits

Baseball
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Lacrosse
Rowing
Tennis
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