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The 24th Annual Induction Ceremony will be held at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. For more information, visit phillyjewishsportsevent.org to buy a ticket or an ad in our commemorative program.

The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce our Class of 2022. The Inductees include Jeff Asch, Sarah Friedman, Jimmy Kieserman, Brent Novoselsky, Harry Lewis, and Brandi Millis. In addition, our award recipients are the Pillar of Achievement: Tony Schneider, Philadelphia Sports Spirit Award: Blaine Steinberg and David Bernstein and the Simcha Gersch Award: Jeffrey Millman.

Carol Schultz Greenberg
She was a two time First Team All-American in lacrosse
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
Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Inductees

From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

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

Basketball Pioneer

He founded the Philadelphia SPHAS, a famous Jewish professional basketball team, and later the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors)

Voted the "Best Referee in the World"

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

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Personal Stories

Arn Tellem

Louis “Red” Klotz

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Exhibits

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