Temple University

Dave Dabrow

Perhaps nobody in the greater Philadelphia area has done more to promote the camaraderie of people through basketball than “Coach” Dave Dabrow. He was a teacher and basketball coach in the Philadelphia Public League for over 40 years, a member of the Philadelphia Sphas basketball team, president of the Jewish Basketball League and president and… Read more »

Marty Gilbert

Marty Gilbert, a longtime champion tennis coach in Philadelphia, was one of the major figures to introduce the sport to the State of Israel. He coached tennis at Philadelphia University for a combined 25 seasons (13 men, 12 women) and his women’s team won an impressive 70.7 percent of its matches. He started playing tennis… Read more »

Joe Goldenberg

Joe Goldenberg is renowned in Philadelphia for his love of basketball, as a player and as a coach. He played for West Philadelphia High School from 1952-1955, where in 1955 he made the All-Public First Team and earned Honorable Mention All-American. He then played at Temple University from 1956-1959. Goldenberg played for the Jewish Basketball… Read more »

Carol Schultz Greenberg

Carol grew up in suburban Philadelphia and played basketball, field hockey and lacrosse at Abington Friends School from 1977 to 1979. In her senior year, she was selected Captain of the team in each of these three sports. Carol initially attended college at the University of Bridgeport, where she was the high scorer on the… Read more »

Mel Greenberg

Mel Greenberg is a January, 1965, graduate of Northeast High who grew up in that section of the city and still resides there. He has been on the staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 35 years and is best known for his national and local coverage of women’s basketball. Using knowledgeable coaches of the day,… Read more »

Randy Grossman

A star at tight end for Temple University’s football team in the early 1970s, Randy Grossman went unnoticed in the 1974 NFL draft. Signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he went on to play eight seasons of professional football. As a member of the Steelers during their reign of NFL supremacy in… Read more »

Art Jacoby

Art Jacoby was introduced to the game of golf by his father, Armand, when he was ten years old. They spent the next forty years sharing a common passion for the game. In 1975 they finished second in the Philadelphia Father and Son Golf Championship. Their last round of golf together was in Ireland at… Read more »

Phil Jasner

Well-known, long-time Philadelphia Daily News sports writer Phil Jasner is a worthy addition to the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Jasner has covered the Philadelphia 76ers for 30 seasons. In 2004, he was honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the Curt Gowdy Award for excellence in print journalism. He… Read more »

Al Laverson

Al’s accomplishments would fill a stadium, a museum and a gallery! Athlete, teacher, coach, writer, artist, sculpture, war hero and all-around great guy. His soccer career began at Central High School (1934-1938) as team captain. Then onto Temple University (1938-1940 and 1946), where he was captain and an All-American player. He played and starred in… Read more »

William P. (Pete) Leaness

Dr. William P. (Pete) Leaness grew up in West Philadelphia and is regarded as the Dean of American Collegiate Soccer Coaches. He compiled a record of 245 victories, 97 losses and 36 ties during his 41 year tenure as Temple University’s head soccer coach, which began in 1930 following his graduation from the Temple School… Read more »