Inductees

Sonny Slosburg

Sonny Slosburg entered his first football game for Temple University in the 1945 season as an unheralded freshman player from Philadelphia’s Central High School. The speedy, third string halfback quickly ran for two touchdowns and from then on became the Owl’s key backfield star and scoring threat. He finished his first year as the team’s… Read more »

Steve Smoger

As a professional boxing referee, Steve Smoger has long ranked at the pinnacle of his profession. He has refereed 185 World Title fights all over the globe and has officiated in more states and countries than any other professional boxing referee in the history of the “sweet science”. Honored several times as “Referee of the… Read more »

Ed Snider

Ed Snider has been a leader in Philadelphia sports and entertainment for over 30 years. In that time period he founded The Philadelphia Flyers Ice Hockey Team, developed two major arenas, created two cable television channels, started the world’s largest arena management company and engineered one of the largest sports mergers in the country. In… Read more »

Frank Spellman

Some athletes know how to perform when it counts. Frank Spellman is one of them. His strength, determination and remarkable composure enabled him to win an Olympic Gold Medal and become a key contributor to the USA Weightlifting Team’s first victory at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Competing in the Middleweight division, Spellman established… Read more »

Bob Spivak

Bob Spivak is President of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Since assuming his post in 1981. Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, located in Philadelphia, has exhibited tremendous growth in American athletes competing in the World Maccabiah Games. He served as General Chairman of the USA Maccabiah Team that represented America at the Maccabiah Games in 1985, 1989… Read more »

Jayson Stark

Jayson Stark grew up in Northeast Philadelphia dreaming of becoming a sportswriter.  He has worked all of his adult life making that dream a reality. After spending 21 years covering baseball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stark moved on to ESPN in 2000. For the next 17 years, he worked as a senior baseball writer for… Read more »

Alan Stein

Former Philadelphian Alan Stein has achieved great success in the fields of high finance and California State politics. But it’s his accomplishments on the basketball court that have earned Stein induction into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Stein was a two-sport star at Overbrook High School. He earned three letters on the varsity… Read more »

Marty Stern

Marty Stern was born and raised in West Philadelphia. Fondly referred to by his peers as “Uncle” Marty, Stern began running track competitively for Upper Darby High School before graduating in 1954. Marty attended West Chester State University and graduated in 1959 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. At West Chester State,… Read more »

Michael J Tabas

Seven year old Michael Tabas watched as his father learned to water ski, and within a few years he learned the sport as well. Every family vacation included renting a boat for water skiing. When he finally convinced his dad to buy a speedboat, they joined the Flat Rock Ski Club on the Schuylkill River…. Read more »

Herman Taylor

The book on Philadelphia’s storied boxing past could not be complete without several chapters on Herman Taylor, the legendary Philadelphia boxing promoter who for 79 years brought Philadelphia fight fans the greatest prize fighters and the most unforgettable boxing matches ever held in the city. Before his death in 1980 at the age of 93,… Read more »