23rd Annual Induction Ceremony

The 23rd Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. The Ceremony honored the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.

The Class of 2020 inductees included: 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 included: Adam Feldman, Sam Mattis and Steve Shull.

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
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

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.


Known as "The Clown Prince of Baseball"

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

Two time Olympian in fencing

He was the first American fencer to earn a medal at a World Cup event

Basketball Pioneer

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

Major League GM

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

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Harry Blitman

Louis “Red” Klotz

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