Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
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
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 14 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.

Inductees

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Voted the "Best Referee in the World"

He has refereed 185 World Title fights all over the globe.

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From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

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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

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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

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Personal Stories

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Rich Yankowitz

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Sam Cozen

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Exhibits

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