Inductees

Janice Albert

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Janice Albert is one of Philadelphia’s premier amateur golf champions. Ever since taking up golf while a student at Temple University, Jan has competed in tournaments and played on golf courses all over the world. The pinnacle of her golfing career took place in 1989 when she won the Gold Medal at the Maccabiah Games… Read more »

Barbara Albom

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Barbara is a native of Long Island, NY where she attended Herricks High School and played three years of varisty basketball. She was the team captain in her senior season (1979) when Herricks won the big prize – the Nassau County Championship. Herricks High participated in the prestigious Empire State Games, Long Island and New… Read more »

Ruben Amaro, Jr.

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On November 3, 2008, three days after the Phillies World Series victory parade, Ruben Amaro, Jr. was named Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. His appointment marked an extraordinary personal trajectory that began in 1980 when at the age of 15, Ruben was the Phillies batboy. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia,… Read more »

Ellen Barkann

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Beginning at the age of six, Ellen Barkann became a competitive figure skater who achieved the highest level in all disciplines of her sport: singles, pairs and ice dancing. A graduate of Haverford High School and Temple University, she passed her U.S. Figure Skating gold figures test at 13, a far younger age than most… Read more »

Michael Barkann

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Michael Barkann is one of Philadelphia’s best known sports media personalities as well as the Master of Ceremonies for the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Since 1997, this veteran sportscaster has been a host of myriad shows for Comcast SportsNet. He has been honored as Pennsylvania’s Sportscaster of the Year seven times… Read more »

Benny Bass

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The diminutive Benny Bass was pound-for-pound one of the most bruising boxing champions of the 20th century, with more than two-thirds of his 176 victories coming by way of the knockout. Born in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, the 5 ft.1 in. Bass won two world titles within the span of 25 months. He… Read more »

Cliff Bayer

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In the world of inter-collegiate and international fencing, being chosen as a member of an Olympic team is the absolute pinnacle of the sport. Cliff Bayer, of the University of Pennsylvania has been so honored twice. The Wharton MBA and fencing superstar competed for the US in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. In addition,… Read more »

Beloff Family

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The Beloff Family — David Beloff, Harriet Beloff Goodwin and Bethanne Beloff Goodwin-Nolan — represents three generations of outstanding and talented Philadelphia athletes who have excelled in the fields of boxing, coaching and ice skating. Dave Beloff was an exceptionally versatile young athlete while growing up the son of Russian immigrants in South Philadelphia. On… Read more »

Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky

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Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, competitive swimmer, teacher and coach, holds the distinction of being a member of halls of fame in two states. She is a member of The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame and was the first woman inducted into the Rhode Island Jewish Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, she is a member of… Read more »

Steve Bilsky

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Steve Bilsky has played important athletic roles at the University of Pennsylvania, both on and off the court. As a basketball player, he was a three-time All-Ivy League guard and captain of the school’s best team in its history in 1970-71. In his current position as Penn’s Athletic Director, Bilsky has expanded activities, competition and… Read more »