23rd Annual Induction Ceremony

The 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony will now be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. The Ceremony will honor the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.

The Class of 2020 inductees include: Carl Cherkin, Bryan Cohen, Erskine Mayer, Carol B. Polis and Jerry Wolman. Our award recipients are: Alan Horwitz, William Yale Saltzman and the Junior Jewish Basketball League, as well as the 2019 Team Philadelphia JCC Maccabi GamesĀ®16U boys soccer team.

The Class of 2021 inductees include: Adam Feldman, Sam Mattis and Steve Shull.

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Bernie Lemonick
He was a first team All American in football at the University of Pennsylvania.
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
Larry Brown
The only basketball coach to win the NCAA National Championship and the NBA Championship

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.


Missed the Olympics because of WW II

She was a record holder in six different swimming events

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

Big Game Receiver

He was an NFL tight end who won four Super Bowl rings

A boxing great

He won World Boxing titles in two divisions

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Personal Stories

Louis “Red” Klotz

Lew Tendler

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