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The 26th Annual Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2024 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia. Please RSVP by September 19.

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The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct our Class of 2024: Debbie Adams, James Balk, Jamie Chadwin, Jon Slobotkin, Janine Tabas, Alec Weiss, Marvin and Mickey Black (Pillar of Achievement), Howie Horenstein (Simcha Gersh), Allen Rubin (Simcha Gersh), and Fred Cohen z"l (Philadelphia Sports Spirit). In addition, our Legacy award recipients are Alta Cohen z"l, Sid Gilman z"l, Ralph Rosner z"l, Herb Weinberg z"l, and Barbara Weisberger z"l

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.
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.


Perfection is rare in sports

She was the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 in three sanctioned competitions

Two time Olympian in fencing

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

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

From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

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Personal Stories

Rich Yankowitz

Cecil Mosenson

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