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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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.

Inductees

From start to Olympian in 5 years

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

Basketball Pioneer

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

Basketball Super Star

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

Perfection is rare in sports

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

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Personal Stories

Sam Cozen

Lew Tendler

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Exhibits

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Lacrosse
Rowing
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