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.
Save The Date: 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony
We are excited to announce the date for our 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Rodeph Shalom. This year's inductees are Carl Cherkin, Bryan Cohen, Erskine Mayer, Carol Polis and Jerry Wolman. In addition, the Pillar of Achievement Award will be presented to William Saltzman, the Simcha Gersh Award will be presented to the Junior Jewish Basketball League, and the Philadelphia Sports Spirit Award will be presented to Alan Horwitz.
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
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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