National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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National Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum
File:National JSHOF logo.jpg
Formation March 21, 1993; 29 years ago (1993-03-21) (first induction ceremony)
Type Hall of Fame
Headquarters Commack, New York
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Region served
United States
Lynne Kramer

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, in Commack, New York, is dedicated to honoring American Jewish figures who have distinguished themselves in sports.[1]

Its objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics, and to commemorate sports heroes who have emerged from a people not commonly associated with sports.[2]

The Hall has inductees in the sports of auto-racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, bowling, boxing, Canadian football, canoeing, cycling, discus, dressage, fencing, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, horse showing, horse-racing, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, marathon running, pole vault, racquetball, rowing, rugby, shot put, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track, triathlete, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling. It has also inducted authors, broadcasters, columnists, and sportscasters.[3]

The first annual induction ceremony was held on March 21, 1993.[4][5]


Brad Ausmus, All Star and Gold Glove catcher
Name Induction
Sport Notes
Art Heyman 1993 Basketball
Ernie Grunfeld 1993 Basketball
Henry Wittenberg 1993 Wrestling
Marv Albert 1993 Broadcasting
Max Zaslofsky 1993 Basketball
Red Holzman 1993 Basketball Basketball coach
Sandy Koufax 1993 Baseball
Shep Messing 1993 Soccer
Art Shamsky 1994 Baseball
Gary Bettman 1994 Ice Hockey NHL commissioner
Larry Brown 1994 Basketball Basketball coach
Marty Glickman 1994 Broadcasting
Sid Tanenbaum 1994 Basketball
Allie Sherman 1995 Football
Dolph Schayes 1995 Basketball
Fred Lebow 1995 Marathon Running NYC marathon founder
Hank Greenberg 1995 Baseball
Margaret Lambert 1995
Mel Allen 1995 Broadcasting
Nat Holman 1995 Basketball
Sid Luckman 1995 Football
William Beroza 1995 Lacrosse
Benny Leonard 1996 Boxing
Gary Wood 1996 Football
Milton Richman 1996 Columnist
Moe Berg 1996 Baseball
Red Auerbach 1996 Basketball Basketball coach
Barney Ross 1997 Boxing
Bill Mazer 1997 Broadcasting
Marilyn Fierro 1997 Karate
Red Sarachek 1997 Basketball Basketball coach
Al Rosen 1998 Baseball
Danny Schayes 1998 Basketball
Dick Savitt 1998 Tennis
Irving Mondschein 1998 Track
Norm Drucker 1998 Basketball Basketball official
Ossie Schectman 1998 Basketball
Saul Rogovin 1998 Baseball
Vic Hershkowitz 1998 Handball
Doug Shapiro 1999 Cycling
Ed Newman 1999 Football
Harry Danning 1999 Baseball
Ken Holtzman 1999 Baseball
Ray Arcel 1999 Boxing Boxing trainer
Warner Wolf 1999 Broadcasting
Julie Heldman 2000 Tennis
Gary Wichard 2001 Football Football player & sports agent
Len Berman 2001 Broadcasting
Andy Bloom 2001 Shot put
Anthony Ervin 2001 Swimming
Cliff Bayer 2001 Fencing
Deena Kastor 2001 Track
Jason Lezak 2001 Swimming
Margie Goldstein-Engle 2001 Horse Showing
Nicole Freedman 2001 Bicycling
Robert Dover 2001 Dressage
Sage Rosenfels 2001 Football
Sara Whalen 2001 Soccer
Scott Goldblatt 2001 Swimming
Tamir Bloom 2001 Fencing
Marv Levy 2002 Football Football coach & executive
Sid Gillman 2002 Football
Steve Nisenson 2002 Basketball
Walter Blum 2002 Horseracing
Jay Fiedler 2002 Football
Debbie Rademacher 2003 Soccer
Marilyn Ramenofsky 2003 Swimming
Zhanna Pintusevich-Block 2003 Track
Amy Alcott 2003 Golf
Helene Hines 2003 Marathon Running
Sara Whalen 2003 Soccer
Sarah Hughes 2003 Figure Skating
Suzyn Waldman 2003 Sportscaster
Aerial Gilbert 2004 Rowing
Al Blau 2004 Lacrosse Lacrosse official
Benny Friedman 2004 Football
Brad Ausmus 2004 Baseball
Elliott Maddox 2004 Baseball
Jack Garfinkel 2004 Basketball
Mike Epstein 2004 Baseball
Ron Blomberg 2004 Baseball
Shawn Lipman 2004 Rugby
Sid Gordon 2004 Baseball
Thelma Eisen 2004 Baseball
Abe Saperstein 2005 Basketball Basketball owner & coach
Bob Stein 2005 Football
Gladys Heldman 2005 Tennis Women's tennis magazine founder
Isaac Berger 2005 Weightlifting
Jay Fiedler 2005 Football
Joe Jacobi 2005 Canoeing
Julie Heldman 2005 Tennis
Marty Hogan 2005 Racquetball
Mitch Gaylord 2005 Gymnastics
Ryan Levinson 2005 Cycling
Shawn Green 2005 Baseball
Shirley Povich 2005 Columnist
Bob Berland 2006 Judo
Carrie Sheinberg 2006 Skiing
Donna Orender 2006 Basketball
Herb Brown 2006 Basketball Basketball coach
Ilana Kloss 2006 Tennis
Jeff Agoos 2006 Soccer
John Frank 2006 Football
Neal Walk 2006 Basketball
Roger Kahn 2006
Bonnie Bernstein 2007 Broadcasting
Craig Ludin 2007 Special Olympics
Dan Lurie 2007 Body Building
Deena Kastor 2007 Marathon Running
Dwight Stones 2007 Track
George Kalinsky 2007 Photography
Harry Haft 2007 Boxing
Howard Cosell 2007 Broadcasting
Jerry Markbreit 2007 Referee Football referee
Lennie Rosenbluth 2007 Basketball
Mark Spitz 2007 Swimming
Senda Berenson Abbott 2007 Basketball Women's basketball pioneer
Bruce Pearl 2008 Basketball
Daniel Bukantz 2008 Fencing
Hy Gotkin 2008 Basketball
Kerri Strug 2008 Gymnastics
Lenny Krayzelburg 2008 Swimming
Ron Mix 2008 Football
Sam Rosen 2008 Ice Hockey
Tony Kornheiser 2008 Sportswriter
Andre Tippett 2009 Football
Dara Torres 2009 Swimming
Dick Schaap 2009 Columnist
Ed Block 2009 Football
Gary Gubner 2009 Shot put
Linda Cohn 2009 Sportscaster
Marvin Miller 2009 Executive Baseball player association executive
Alan Veingrad 2010 Football
Bill Goldberg 2010 Wrestling
Dick Traum 2010 Track
Jason Lezak 2010 Swimming
Russ Rose 2010 Volleyball
Rena Kanokogi 2010 Judo
Seth Greenberg 2010 Basketball Basketball coach
Abe Pollin 2011 Executive
Al Seiden 2011 Basketball
Dick Steinberg 2011 Football
Gabe Carimi 2011 Football
Hal Richman 2011 Baseball
Harris Barton 2011 Football
Jane Katz 2011 Professor
Niv Sultan 2011 Football
Steve Mesler 2011 Bobsled
Tal Brody 2011 Basketball
Al Davis 2012 Boxing
Arthur Richman 2012 Media
Debbie Rademacher 2012 Soccer Soccer coach
Howie Rose 2012 Media
Jerry Solomon 2012 Executive
Joanna Zeiger 2012 Triathlete
Jon Denning 2012 Auto Racing
Mike Hartman 2012 Ice Hockey
Sy Berger 2012 Executive "Father of the modern baseball card" and Topps executive
Aly Raisman 2013 Gymnastics
Andrew Bernstein 2013 Photography
Ben Helfgott 2013 Weightlifting
Boyd Melson 2013 Boxing
Bruce Cohen 2013 Lacrosse
Daniel Haber 2013 Soccer
David Mark Berger 2013 Weightlifting
2013 Photography
Garrett Weber-Gale 2013 Swimming
Jacqui Kalin 2013 Basketball
James Metzger 2013 Executive
Jennifer Horowitz 2013 Fencing
Marilyn Ramenofsky 2013 Swimming
Randy Grossman 2013 Football
Richard Bernstein 2013 Disabled Runner
Sammy Gross 2013 Wrestling
Steve Bilsky 2013 Basketball


In addition to inducted Hall of Fame members, it presents periodic awards as follows:

The Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish (College) Scholastic Athlete of the Year

Awarded to Charles Altchek (soccer), Yael Averbuch (soccer), Cliff Bayer (fencing), Matt Bernstein (football), Shay Doron (basketball), Hayden Epstein (football), David Ettinger (football), Jay Fiedler (football), Loren Galler Rabinowitz (figure skating), Rebekah Green (shot put), Bess Greenberg (basketball), Dustin Greenhill (gymnastics), Dan Grunfeld (basketball), Damion Hahn (wrestling), Sada Jacobson (fencing), Dan Helmer (gymnastics), Anita Kaplan (basketball), Brie Katz (volleyball), Chad Levitt (football), Jessica Levy (volleyball), Samantha Marder (softball), Boyd Melson (boxer), Neil Ravitz (football), Amy Rosson (softball), Rebekah Rottenberg (lacrosse), Mike Saffer (football), Jon Scheyer (basketball), Laine Selwyn (basketball), and Marc Siegel (ice hockey).

In 2011, football player Gabe Carimi was awarded the Marty Glickman Award.

The Jules D. & Pearl D. Mazor Awards to the Outstanding Jewish High School Scholar Athletes of the Year

Awarded to Adam Balkan (baseball), Stephanie Barnet (squash), Ben Belmont (lacrosse), Rachel Blume (softball), Dannielle Diamant (basketball), Hillary Framson (soccer), Zachary Greenberg (basketball), Ben Herman (swimming), Emily Jacobson (fencing), David Kahn (swimming), Jesse Koller (soccer), Jarryd Levine (soccer), Max Levine (baseball), Jason Liberman (basketball), Sarah Lowenthal (gymnastics), Adam Mahfouda (lacrosse), Samantha Marder (softball), Chad Prince (soccer), Jon Scheyer (basketball), Jodi Schlesinger (track), Justin Simon (basketball), Mark Wohlstadter (football), and Courtney Zale (basketball).

The Dick Steinberg Good Guy Award

Awarded to Andy Bloom (shot put), Ron Carner (executive), Dave Cohen (football coach), Gerald Eskanezi (columnist), Jay Fiedler (football), Ken Fiedler (basketball coach), Stan Fischler (broadcasting), Alan Freedman (executive), Nicole Freedman (bicycling), Margie Goldstein-Engle (horse showing), Stan Isaacs (columnist), James Jacobs (handball), Steve Jacobson (columnist), Barry Landers (broadcaster), Nancy Moloff (wheelchair discus), Arthur Richman (baseball writer & executive), Marty Riger (basketball coach), Dick Steinberg (football general manager), Herb Turetzky (basketball), Lisa Winston (columnist) and Boyd Melson (boxer and humanitarian).

The George Young Award

The George Young Award is given to the person, Jewish or non-Jewish, who "has best exemplified the high ideals that George Young displayed".

It has been awarded to Ernie Accorsi (football), Lou Carnesecca (basketball), Preston Robert Tisch (football), George Young (football) and James Metzger (lacrosse).

Advisory Committee

Among those serving on its Advisory Committee are Marty Appel, Len Berman, Howard David, Ernie Grunfeld and Paul Zimmerman.

Other Jewish sports halls of fame in the U.S.

See also


  1. Finn, Robin (May 13, 2007). "A Joke Inspires a Hall of Fame That's No Joke". Retrieved August 10, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. Inductees/Honorees. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum website. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
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  6. The following article is about a Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee: Passman, Aaron (May 21, 2009). "Ruben Amaro Jewish? Yes, According to Jewish Hall of Fame". The Jewish Exponent. Jewish Publishing Group. Retrieved January 7, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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