The 25th Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inducted our Class of 2023, including Tal Brody, Larry Rosen, Jamie Schneck, Larry Shane, Whitney Tucci, and Dan Wigrizer. In addition, our award recipients were the Pillar of Achievement: Kenny Holdsman, Philadelphia Spirit Award: Jeremy Treatman, Simcha Gersch Award: Steve Goldman, and the Legacy Award Honorees: Morris "Mo" Arnovich and Inky Lautman.

Carol Schultz Greenberg
She was a two time First Team All-American in lacrosse
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

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.


A boxing great

He won World Boxing titles in two divisions

Voted the "Best Referee in the World"

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

The man he guarded never scored

He was a two time first team All American in basketball

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

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Personal Stories

Sam Cozen

Harry Blitman

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