23rd Annual Induction Ceremony Announces New Date: Sept. 29, 2021

The 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony will now be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. This year's inductees are Carl Cherkin, Bryan Cohen, Erskine Mayer, Carol B. Polis and Jerry Wolman. In addition, the Pillar of Achievement Award will be presented to William Yale Saltzman, the Simcha Gersh Award to the Junior Jewish Basketball League, and the Philadelphia Sports Spirit Award to Alan Horwitz. Click here for details.

In addition to the 2020 Class, we will be accepting nominations to also honor a 2021 class. Please submit your nominations here: "What Does it take"
Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
Larry Brown
The only basketball coach to win the NCAA National Championship and the NBA Championship
Buzz Bissinger
He wrote the book "Friday Night Lights" later made into a movie and a long running TV series
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 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

Basketball Super Star

He was voted one of the Best 50 players in NBA history

Missed the Olympics because of WW II

She was a record holder in six different swimming events

Major League GM

He is a former major leaguer who was the General Manager of a Major League baseball team

Known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball"

He performed in over 6,000 major league and minor league baseball games

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Personal Stories

Lew Tendler

Louis “Red” Klotz

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Exhibits

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Lacrosse
Rowing
Tennis
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