International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

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The International Jewish
Sports Hall of Fame
Abbreviation IJSHF
Formation July 7, 1981; 36 years ago (1981-07-07)
Type Hall of Fame
Headquarters Netanya, Israel
Coordinates 32°15′39.37″N 34°50′7.42″E / 32.2609361°N 34.8353944°E / 32.2609361; 34.8353944
Region served
Alan Sherman

The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: יד לאיש הספורט היהודי‎‎) was opened July 7, 1981 in Netanya, Israel. It honors Jewish athletes and their accomplishments from anywhere around the world.

It is located at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport. It has inducted over 300 athletes and sportspersons representing 25 countries.[1] The Hall elects new honorees each year, with submissions due December 1 for votes for the following year.

The Hall was founded by Joseph M. Siegman, a television producer and writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California.[2] He chaired the Hall from 1981 to 1989, and later served as chairman of its Selection Committee.

The IJSHoF is separate from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, an American hall of fame that honors only American Jews.


Name Country Field Year
Abrahams, HaroldHarold Abrahams*  Great Britain Track & Field 1981
Alcott, AmyAmy Alcott  USA Golf 2000
Alexander, DocDoc Alexander*  USA American Football 1985
Allen, MelMel Allen  USA Media 1980
Alzado, LyleLyle Alzado*  USA American Football 2008
Arad, YaelYael Arad  Israel Judo 2010
Arcel, RayRay Arcel  USA Boxing 1992
Archie, TomTom Archie  USA Track & Field 2001
Attell, AbeAbe Attell*  USA Boxing 1983
Attell, MonteMonte Attell*  USA Boxing 2015[3]
Auerbach, RedRed Auerbach  USA Basketball 1979
Averbukh, IlyaIlya Averbukh  Russia Figure Skating 2015[3]
Axelrod, AlbertAlbert Axelrod  USA Fencing 1993
Baar, ArthurArthur Baar  Austria Association Football 1982
Bacher, Aron "Ali"Aron "Ali" Bacher  South Africa Cricket 1991
Bachrach, WilliamWilliam Bachrach*  USA Swimming coach 1994
Baer, MaxMax Baer*  USA Boxing 2010
Balter, SamSam Balter  USA Basketball/Media 1994
Barna, Viktor (Győző)Viktor (Győző) Barna*  Hungary/ Great Britain Table Tennis 1981
Barron, HermanHerman Barron*  USA Golf 1993
Barta, IstvánIstván Barta*  Hungary Water Polo 1998
Barton, HarrisHarris Barton  USA American Football 2009
Bass, BennyBenny Bass*  USA Boxing 1994
Beal, DougDoug Beal  USA Volleyball 2001
Behar, AdrianaAdriana Behar  Brazil Beach Volleyball 2006
Belenki, ValeriValeri Belenki  Azerbaijan/ Germany Gymnastics 2013
Belits-Giman, SemionSemion Belits-Giman  Russia Swimming 2017
Bellak, LaszloLaszlo Bellak*  Hungary Table Tennis 1995
Bender, Louis "Lulu"Louis "Lulu" Bender*  USA Basketball 2012
Benninga, CarinaCarina Benninga  Netherlands Field Hockey 2000
Berenson, SendaSenda Berenson*  USA Basketball 1987
Berg, Jack KidJack Kid Berg*  Great Britain Boxing 1993
Berger, IsaacIsaac Berger  USA Weightlifting 1980
Berger, SamuelSamuel Berger*  USA Boxing 1985
Bergmann, RichardRichard Bergmann*  Austria Table Tennis 1982
Bernstein, JackJack Bernstein*  USA Boxing 2000
Bernstein, KennyKenny Bernstein  USA Auto Racing 2006
Bettman, GaryGary Bettman  USA Ice Hockey 2016
Bimstein, Morris "Whitey"Morris "Whitey" Bimstein*  USA Boxing 2008
Bluethenthal, ArthurArthur Bluethenthal*  USA American Football 1997
Blum, WalterWalter Blum  USA Horse Racing 1991
Bródy, GyörgyGyörgy Bródy*  Hungary Water Polo 1982
Brody, TalTal Brody  Israel Basketball 1996
Brown, LarryLarry Brown  USA Basketball 1990
Boykoff, HarryHarry Boykoff*  USA Basketball 2013
Braun, JozsefJozsef Braun*  Hungary Soccer 2017
Burka, EllenEllen Burka  Canada Figure Skating 2010
Burka, PetraPetra Burka  Canada Figure Skating 2012
Buxton, AngelaAngela Buxton  Great Britain Tennis 1981
Calmat, AlainAlain Calmat  France Figure Skating 1987
Carmel, ZefaniaZefania Carmel*  Israel Yachting 1982[4]
Choynski, JoeJoe Choynski*  USA Boxing 1991
Cohen, RobertRobert Cohen  France Boxing 1988
Copeland, LillianLillian Copeland*  USA Track & Field 1979
Cosell, HowardHoward Cosell  USA Media 1993
Danning, HarryHarry Danning  USA Baseball 2000
Darmon, PierrePierre Darmon  France Tennis 1997
Davis, AlAl Davis*[5]  USA American Football 2014
De Morpurgo, UmbertoUmberto De Morpurgo*  Italy Tennis 1993
Dover, RobertRobert Dover  USA Equestrian 2013
Dreyfus, YvesYves Dreyfus  France Fencing 1956
Dreyfuss, BarneyBarney Dreyfuss*  USA Baseball 1979
Dutch Olympians, 1928[6]*  Netherlands Gymnastics 1997
Elias, "Dutch Sam""Dutch Sam" Elias*  UK Boxing 2011
Epshteen, NikolaiNikolai Epshteen  Russia Ice Hockey 2001
Epstein, CharlotteCharlotte Epstein*  USA Swimming 1982
Ervin, AnthonyAnthony Ervin  USA Swimming 2017
Fábián, LászlóLászló Fábián  Hungary Canoeing 1996
Fields, JackieJackie Fields*  USA Boxing 1979
Flam, HerbertHerbert Flam*  USA Tennis 1992
Flatow, AlfredAlfred Flatow*  Germany Gymnastics 1981
Flatow, GustavGustav Flatow*  Germany Gymnastics 1989
Fleischer, NatNat Fleischer*  USA Media 1985
Frankel, BobbyBobby Frankel*  USA Horse Racing 2011
Fridman, GalGal Fridman  Israel Sailing 2005
Friedman, BennyBenny Friedman*  USA American Football 1979
Friedman, MaxMax Friedman*  USA Basketball 1994
Fuchs, JenőJenő Fuchs*  Hungary Fencing 1982
Gábor, TamásTamás Gábor  Hungary Fencing 1996
Garay, JánosJános Garay*  Hungary Fencing 1990
Gaylord, MitchMitch Gaylord  USA Gymnastics 1988
Geffen, Aaron "Okey"Aaron "Okey" Geffen  South Africa Rugby Union 1998
Gerde, Dr. OszkárDr. Oszkár Gerde*  Hungary Fencing 1989
Gillman, SidSid Gillman  USA American Football 1991
Gold, Sir Arthur A.Sir Arthur A. Gold  Great Britain Contributor 1987
Goldberg, BillBill Goldberg  USA Professional Wrestling 2010
Goldberg, MarshallMarshall Goldberg  USA American Football 1980
Goldenberg, Charles "Buckets"Charles "Buckets" Goldenberg*  USA American Football 1993
Goldman, Israel CharleyIsrael Charley Goldman*  USA Boxing 1999
Goldstein, AbeAbe Goldstein*  USA Boxing 2016
Goldstein-Engle, MargieMargie Goldstein-Engle  USA Equestrian 2009
Goldstein, Reuven "Ruby"Reuven "Ruby" Goldstein*  USA Boxing 1995
Gombos, SándorSándor Gombos*  Hungary Fencing 1997
Gomelsky, AleksandrAleksandr Gomelsky  USSR Basketball 1981
Gordon, SidSid Gordon*  USA Baseball 2010
Gorokhovskaya, MariaMaria Gorokhovskaya*  USSR Gymnastics 1991
Gottfried, BrianBrian Gottfried  USA Tennis 1999
Gottlieb, EddieEddie Gottlieb*  USA Basketball 1980
Grabb, JimJim Grabb  USA Tennis 2013
Green, MiltonMilton Green  USA Track & Field 1997
Green, ShawnShawn Green[5]  USA Baseball 2014
Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg  USA Baseball 1979
Greenfeld, ShermanSherman Greenfeld  Canada Racquetball 2015[3]
Grossfeld, AbieAbie Grossfeld  USA Gymnastics 1992
Gubner, GaryGary Gubner  USA Track & Field 2001
Gulack, GeorgeGeorge Gulack  USA Gymnastics 1984
Gurevich, Boris MaksovichBoris Maksovich Gurevich  USSR Wrestling 1987
Gurevich, Boris MikhailovichBoris Mikhailovich Gurevich  USSR Wrestling 1982
Guttmann, BélaBéla Guttmann  Hungary Association Football 1981
Guttmann, Ludwig "Poppa"Ludwig "Poppa" Guttmann*  Germany
 Great Britain
Contributor 1981
Hagai, BaruchBaruch Hagai  Israel Wheelchair Basketball 2013
Hajos-Guttmann, AlfrédAlfréd Hajos-Guttmann*  Hungary Swimming 1981
Hakoah Wien, SCSC Hakoah Wien  Austria Association Football 1982
Halimi, AlphonseAlphonse Halimi  France
( Algeria)
Boxing 1989
Halter, SydneySydney Halter  Canada Canadian Football 2006
Harmatz, WillieWillie Harmatz  USA Horse Racing 1999
Harmenberg, JohanJohan Harmenberg  Sweden Fencing 1997
Harris, HarryHarry Harris*  USA Boxing 1996
Harris, SigmundSigmund Harris*  USA American Football 1994
Hart, CecilCecil Hart*  Canada Ice Hockey 1992
Hayman, LewLew Hayman*  Canada Canadian Football 2004
Hecht, LadislavLadislav Hecht*  Czech Republic Tennis 2005
Heldman, JulieJulie Heldman  USA Tennis 2001
Helfgott, BenBen Helfgott  Great Britain Weightlifting 1995
Henoch, LilliLilli Henoch*  Germany Track & Field 1990
Herschmann, OttoOtto Herschmann*  Austria Swimming 1989
Hershkowitz, VictorVictor Hershkowitz  USA Handball 1991
Hirschl, NikolausNikolaus Hirschl*  Austria Wrestling 1993
Hogan, MartyMarty Hogan  USA Racquetball 1996
Holman, MarshallMarshall Holman  USA Tenpin Bowling 2006
Holman, NatNat Holman  USA Basketball 1979
Holtzman, KenKen Holtzman  USA Baseball 1995
Holzman, William "Red"William "Red" Holzman  USA Basketball 1988
Hughes, SarahSarah Hughes  USA Figure Skating 2005
Itkina, MariaMaria Itkina  USSR Track & Field 1991
Izenberg, JerryJerry Izenberg[5]  USA Media 2014
Jacobi, JoeJoe Jacobi  USA Canoeing 2005
Jacobs, HirschHirsch Jacobs*  USA Horse Racing 1979
Jacobs, JimmyJimmy Jacobs  USA Handball 1979
Jacobson, SadaSada Jacobson  USA Fencing 2012
Jaffee, IrvingIrving Jaffee  USA Speed Skating 1979
Jay, AllanAllan Jay  Great Britain Fencing 1985
Jeby, BenBen Jeby*  USA Boxing 2012
Kabos, EndreEndre Kabos  Hungary Fencing 1986
Kanokogi (aka Rusty Glickman), RenaRena Kanokogi (aka Rusty Glickman)*  USA Judo 2011
Kaplan, JonathanJonathan Kaplan  South Africa Rugby Union 2016
Kaplan, Louis "Kid"Louis "Kid" Kaplan*  USA Boxing 1986
Kárpáti, KárolyKároly Kárpáti  Hungary Wrestling 1994
Karponosov, GennadiGennadi Karponosov  Russia Figure Skating 2001
Katz, EliasElias Katz*  Finland Track & Field 1981
Keleti (Klein), ÁgnesÁgnes Keleti (Klein)  Hungary Gymnastics 1981
Kiviat, AbelAbel Kiviat  USA Track & Field 1984
Kleinova, TrauteTraute Kleinova*  Czechoslovakia Table Tennis 1994
Kloss, IlanaIlana Kloss  South Africa Tennis 2010
Kohn, ErwinErwin Kohn*  Austria/ Argentina Table Tennis 2012
Komjádi, BélaBéla Komjádi (HU)*  Hungary Water Polo 1992
Körmöczy {Suzy Kormoczy), ZsuzsaZsuzsa Körmöczy {Suzy Kormoczy)*  Hungary Tennis 2007
Korzits, Lee-ElLee-El Korzits  Israel Sailing 2017
Koufax, SandySandy Koufax  USA Baseball 1979
Krayzelburg, LennyLenny Krayzelburg  USA Swimming 2005
Krieger, SollySolly Krieger*  USA Boxing 1997
Kriss, GrigoriGrigori Kriss  USSR Fencing 1989
Kronberger, LilyLily Kronberger*  Hungary Figure Skating 1983
Krukower, DanielaDaniela Krukower  Argentina Judo 2013
Kuchevsky, AlfredAlfred Kuchevsky*  USSR/ Russia Ice Hockey 2011
Ladany, ShaulShaul Ladany  Israel Track & Field 2012
LaRusso, RudyRudy LaRusso[5]  USA Basketball 2014
Laskau, HenryHenry Laskau  USA Track & Field 1996
Lazarov, LydiaLydia Lazarov  Israel Yachting 1982[7]
Leibovitch, KerenKeren Leibovitch  Israel Swimming 2008
Leonard, BennyBenny Leonard*  USA Boxing 1979
Levinsky, Battling (Barney Lebrowitz)Battling (Barney Lebrowitz) Levinsky*  USA Boxing 1982
Levy, Edward L.Edward L. Levy*  Great Britain Weightlifting 1988
Levy, MarvMarv Levy  USA American Football 1998
Lewis, FredFred Lewis  USA Handball 2011
Lewis, HarryHarry Lewis*  USA Boxing 2002
Lewis, Ted "Kid"Ted "Kid" Lewis*  Great Britain Boxing 1983
Lezak, JasonJason Lezak  USA Swimming 2006
Lieberthal, MikeMike Lieberthal  USA Baseball 2016
Lindsey, MortMort Lindsey  USA Bowling 1997
Lippmann, AlexandreAlexandre Lippmann*  France Fencing 1984
Litwack, HarryHarry Litwack  USA Basketball 1980
Lom, BennyBenny Lom*  USA American Football 1996
Luckman, SidSid Luckman  USA American Football 1979
Lysenko, TatianaTatiana Lysenko  Ukraine Gymnastics 2002
Magidsohn, JoeJoe Magidsohn*  USA American Football 1999
Mandl, GyulaGyula Mandl*  Hungary Association Football 1982
Marchant, JackJack Marchant  USSR Yachting 1987
Massú, NicolasNicolas Massú  Chile Tennis 2016
McCoy, AlAl McCoy*  USA Boxing 1989
Meisl, HugoHugo Meisl*  Austria Association Football 1981
Melnik, FaniaFania Melnik  USSR Track & Field 1984
Mendoza, DanielDaniel Mendoza*  Great Britain Boxing 1981
Mező, FerencFerenc Mező*  Hungary Contributor 1986
Midler, MarkMark Midler  USSR Fencing 1983
Miller, WalterWalter Miller*  USA Horse Racing 1983
Mix, RonRon Mix  USA American Football 1980
Montagu, IvorIvor Montagu  Great Britain Table Tennis 1984
Mosberg, SamuelSamuel Mosberg*  USA Boxing 1985
Mouyal, ArmandArmand Mouyal  France Fencing 1988
Myer, Charles "Buddy"Charles "Buddy" Myer*  USA Baseball 1992[8]
Myers, LonLon Myers*  USA Track & Field 1980
Nakache, AlfredAlfred Nakache*  France Swimming 1993
Neumann, PaulPaul Neumann*  Austria Swimming 1984
Newman, EdEd Newman  USA American Football 1995
Newman, HarryHarry Newman  USA American Football 1992
Nishri (Orloff), TzviTzvi Nishri (Orloff)*  Israel Contributor 1981
Nomis, SydSyd Nomis  South Africa Rugby Union 1999
Novak, GrigoriGrigori Novak*  USSR Weightlifting 1985
Oberlander, FredFred Oberlander  Canada Wrestling 1991
Okker, TomTom Okker  Netherlands Tennis 2003
Olin, BobBob Olin*  USA Boxing 2008
Orender, Donna GeilsDonna Geils Orender  USA Basketball 2015[3]
Osiier, IvanIvan Osiier*  Denmark Fencing 1986
Perez, Victor "Young"Victor "Young" Perez*  Tunisia Boxing 1986
Petschauer, AttilaAttila Petschauer*  Hungary Fencing 1985
Philadelphia Sphas  USA Basketball 1996
Pike, LipLip Pike*  USA Baseball 1985
Pintusevich-Block, ZhannaZhanna Pintusevich-Block  Ukraine Track & Field 2009
Podoloff, MauriceMaurice Podoloff*  USA Basketball 1989
Prenn, DanielDaniel Prenn  Germany Tennis 1981
Prinstein, MyerMyer Prinstein*  USA Track & Field 1982
Raisman, AlyAly Raisman  USA Gymnastics 2013
Rajki-Reich, BélaBéla Rajki-Reich (HU)  Hungary Water Polo 2000
Rakita, MarkMark Rakita  USSR Fencing 1988
Ramenofsky, MarilynMarilyn Ramenofsky  USA Swimming 1988
Rose, MauriMauri Rose*  USA Auto Racing 2007
Rosen, AlAl Rosen  USA Baseball 1980
Rosen, HarryHarry Rosen  USA Softball 1993
Rosen, MelMel Rosen  USA Track & Field 2004
Rosenberg, AllenAllen Rosenberg  USA Rowing 1994
Rosenberg, CharlieCharlie Rosenberg*  USA Boxing 1990
Rosenberg, WilfWilf Rosenberg  South Africa Rugby Union 1994
Rosenbloom, MaxieMaxie Rosenbloom*  USA Boxing 1984
Rosenbluth, LeonardLeonard Rosenbluth  USA Basketball 2003
Rosenfeld, AlbertAlbert Rosenfeld*  Australia Rugby League 2006
Rosenfeld, FannyFanny Rosenfeld*  Canada Track & Field 1982
Ross, BarneyBarney Ross*  USA Boxing 1979
Ross, VictorVictor Ross*  USA Lacrosse 1995
Roth, MarkMark Roth  USA Bowling 1992
Roth-Sachmarov, EstherEsther Roth-Sachmarov  Israel Track & Field 2013
Rotman, LeonLeon Rotman  Romania Canoeing 1981
Rotter, EmíliaEmília Rotter  Hungary Figure Skating 1995
Rozeanu, AngelicaAngelica Rozeanu*  Romania Table Tennis 1981
Rubenstein, LouisLouis Rubenstein*  Canada Figure Skating 1981
Rudolph, MendyMendy Rudolph*  USA Basketball 1989
Sandler, SteveSteve Sandler  USA Handball 2015[3]
Saperstein, AbeAbe Saperstein*  USA Basketball 1979
Sárkány, MiklósMiklós Sárkány  Hungary Water Polo 1990
Savitt, RichardRichard Savitt  USA Tennis 1979
Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes  USA Basketball 1979
Scheckter, JodyJody Scheckter  South Africa Auto Racing 1983
Schmertz, FredFred Schmertz  USA Track and Field 1989
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider[5]  USA Ice Hockey 2014
Schwartz, Corporal Isadore “Corporal Izzy”Corporal Isadore “Corporal Izzy” Schwartz*  USA Boxing 1998
Sedran, BarneyBarney Sedran*  USA Basketball 1989
Selig, Allan "Bud"Allan "Bud" Selig[5]  USA Baseball 2014
Selinger, ArieArie Selinger  Israel Volleyball 2016
Selznick, EugeneEugene Selznick  USA Volleyball 2002
Sharikov, SergeySergey Sharikov  Russia Fencing 2003
Shushunova, YelenaYelena Shushunova  USSR Gymnastics 2005
Sigel, MichaelMichael Sigel  USA Billiards 2011
Singer, AlAl Singer*  USA Boxing 2006
Sipos, AnnaAnna Sipos*  Hungary Table Tennis 1996
Slutskaya, IrinaIrina Slutskaya  Russia Figure Skating 2009
Solomon, HaroldHarold Solomon  USA Tennis 2004
Solomons, JackJack Solomons*  Great Britain Boxing 2004
Spahn, MoeMoe Spahn*  USA Basketball 1993
Spellman, FrankFrank Spellman  USA Weightlifting 1983
Spero, DonDon Spero  USA Rowing 1993
Spitz, MarkMark Spitz  USA Swimming 1979
Stern, DavidDavid Stern  USA Basketball 1998
Stern, GeorgesGeorges Stern*  France Horse Racing 1993
Stone, SteveSteve Stone  USA Baseball 2004
Stransky, JoelJoel Stransky  South Africa Rugby Union 2009
Strom, EarlEarl Strom*  USA Basketball 2008
Strug, KerriKerri Strug  USA Gymnastics 2000
Szabados, MiklosMiklos Szabados*  Hungary Table Tennis 1987
Székely, ÉvaÉva Székely  Hungary Swimming 1981
Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska (née Kirszenstein)  Poland Track & Field 1981
Tanenbaum, SidSid Tanenbaum*  USA Basketball 1997
Teacher, BrianBrian Teacher[5]  USA Tennis 2014
Teltscher, EliotEliot Teltscher  USA Tennis 2009
Temes, JuditJudit Temes*  Hungary Swimming 2016
Tendler, LewLew Tendler*  USA Boxing 1992
Thall-Neuberger, LeahLeah Thall-Neuberger*  USA Table Tennis 1999
Thall-Sommer, Thelma "Tybie"Thelma "Tybie" Thall-Sommer  USA Table Tennis 2017
Tobey, David "Pep"David "Pep" Tobey*  USA Basketball 1995
Tolmich, AllenAllen Tolmich  USA Track & Field 2002
Tomson, ShaunShaun Tomson  South Africa Surfing 1995
Torres, DaraDara Torres  USA Swimming 2005
Tyshler, DavidDavid Tyshler*  USSR/ Russia Fencing 2015[3]
Urbanovich, GalinaGalina Urbanovich*  USSR Gymnastics 2016
Vinokurov, EduardEduard Vinokurov  USSR Fencing 2007
Weber-Gale, GarrettGarrett Weber-Gale  USA Swimming 2015[3]
Weisz, RichárdRichárd Weisz*  Hungary Wrestling 1983
Wells, MattMatt Wells*  Great Britain Boxing 2007
Wene, SylviaSylvia Wene  USA Bowling 1979
Werkner, LajosLajos Werkner*  Hungary Fencing 1999
Wittenberg, HenryHenry Wittenberg*  USA Wrestling 1979
Wolf, Wallace "Wally"Wallace "Wally" Wolf*[5]  USA Swimming, Water Polo 2014
Zamir, ChagaiChagai Zamir  Israel Volleyball 1998
Zaslofsky, MaxMax Zaslofsky*  USA Basketball 1983

Pillar of Achievement[edit]

The Pillar of Achievement recognizes Jewish men and women who have made significant contributions to sports and to the world community through sports.

Name Country Field Year
Jesse Abramson*  USA Media 1995
Maury Allen  USA Media 2009
Jehoshua Alouf  Israel Official/Administrator 1981
Robert Atlasz  Israel Official/Administrator 1986
Baruch Bagg  Israel Official/Administrator 1981
Moe Berg  USA Baseball/Patriot 1983
Gretel Bergmann  Germany Track & Field 1980
Ira Berkow  USA Media 2006
Dr. Richard Blum  Germany Official/Administrator 1983
Alfréd Brüll  Hungary Official/Administrator 1995
John Brunswick  USA Bowling 1996
Daniel Bukantz  USA Official/Administrator 2001
Si Burick*  USA Media 2000
Murray Chass  USA Media 2012
Haskell Cohen  USA Official/Media 1991
Dan Daniel*  USA Media 1996
Bill Davidson*  USA Basketball 2012
Massimo Della Pergola  Italy Official/Media 1989
Judith Deutsch  Austria Swimming 1981
Lajos Dömény-Deutsch*  Hungary Official/Administrator 1995
Leo Donáth  Hungary Swimming 1999
Leone Efrati  Italy Boxing 2000
Al Munro Elias*  USA Media 2003
Red Fisher  Canada Media 1999
György Szepesi (né Friedländer)  Hungary Media 1998
Ian Froman  South Africa Tennis 1991
Harry L. Getz  South Africa Official/Administrator 1985
Emmanuel Gill  Israel Official/Administrator 1983
Harry Glickman  USA Official/Administrator 1995
Marty Glickman  USA Media 1996
Chaim Glovinsky  Israel Official/Administrator 1982
Julius Goldman  Canada Basketball 1999
Kenneth Gradon  Great Britain Official/Administrator 2002
Al Greenberg  USA Media 1993
Bud Greenspan  USA Media 1995
Pierre Guildesgame  Great Britain Official/Administrator 1985
Allen Guttmann  USA Media 2013
Lester Harrison  USA Basketball 1991
Sidney Halter  Canada Football 2005
Gladys Heldman  USA Tennis/Media 1989
Harry Henshel  USA Official/Administrator 1983
Jerome Holtzman*  USA Media 2005
Joseph Inbar  Israel Official/Administrator 1989
Mike Jacobs  USA Boxing 1993
Hank Kaplan  USA Media 2004
Henry Kaplan  USA Boxing 2004
Ferenc Kemény  Hungary Official/Administrator 1996
Leonard Koppett  USA Media 2011
Kurt Lamm  USA Soccer 1993
Harold Landesberg  USA Official/Administrator 1983
Fred Lebow  USA Official/Administrator 1994
Dr. Herman Leweller  USA Official/Administrator 1987
A.J. Liebling*  USA Media 1998
Bill Lippy  USA Official/Administrator 1997
Willy Meisl*  Germany
 Great Britain
Media 1986
Marvin Miller  USA Official/Administrator 2001
Barney Nagler*  USA Media 1992
Ben Olan  USA Media 1994
Murray Olderman  USA Media 1997
Charles Ornstein*  USA Official/Administrator 1984
Orna Ostfeld  Israel Basketball 2009
Bernard Postal*  USA Media 1986
Shirley Povich  USA Media 1992
Julia Jones Pugliese*  USA Fencing 2002
Jimmie Reese*  USA Baseball 1995
Joe Reichler*  USA Media 2008
Harold U. Ribalow*  USA Media 2009
Ed Sabol  USA Media 1996
Al Schacht*  USA Baseball 2008
Dick Schaap*  USA Media 2003
Eric Seelig*  Germany Boxing 1992
Joseph Shane  USA Official/Administrator 2002
Jesse Silver  USA Media 1989
Roy Silver  USA Media 1989
Harry Simmons*  Canada Official/Administrator 2007
Emmanuel Simon*  Israel Official/Administrator 1983
Dr. Uri Simri  Israel Official/Administrator 1991
Margaredt Sonnenfeld  Israel Official/Coach 1997
Oscar State*  Great Britain Official/Weightlifting 1989
Louis Stein*  USA Official/Bowling 1992
Bill Stern*  USA Media 2001
Sam Stoller*  USA Track & Field 2007
Artur Takač  Yugoslavia Official/Administrator 1989
Sam Taub*  USA Media 1993
Irving Ungerman  Canada Boxing 1994
Ben Weider  Canada Body Building 1992
Joe Weider  Canada Body Building 1992
Chaim Wein*  Israel Official/Administrator 1986
Joseph Yekuteli*  Israel Official/Administrator 1982
Aviezer Yellin*  Israel Official/Administrator 1984
Paul Ziffren*  USA Official/Administrator 1993
Harold O. Zimman*  USA Official/Media 1991
  • NB: * denotes a posthumous induction

Lifetime Achievement[edit]

In 1992, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame initiated its Lifetime Achievement Award which has been awarded annually honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.

Year Name Location
1992 Sam Sharrow United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
1993 David Pincus United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1994 Karl Ribstein Germany Munich, Germany
1995 Canada Monty Hall United States Beverly Hills, California, United States
1996 Yariv Oren Israel Netanya, Israel
1997 Alan Sherman United States Potomac, Maryland, United States
1998 Moshe Rashkes Israel Ramat Gan, Israel
1999 Germany Fred Worms, OBE United Kingdom London, England, UK
2000 Joseph Luttenberg Israel Afeka, Israel
2001 Robert Spivak United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 Uri Afek Israel Netanya, Israel
2003 Lester Fein United States Vernon, New Jersey, USA
2004 Shimon Mizrahi Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Sidney Greenberg Canada Toronto, Canada
2006 Alex Gilady  Israel
2007 Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer United States Los Angeles, California, USA
2008 R. Stephen Rubin, OBE United Kingdom London, England, UK
2009 Michael Kevezahi Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Moshe Teumim Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
2011[9] Robert Levy United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2012[9] Michel Grun Belgium Antwerp, Belgium
2013 William Steerman United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2014 Harry Swimmer United States Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2015 Robert Kraft United States Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA
2016 Dr. Uri Schaefer Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
2017 Victor Vaisman Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chairman's Award of Excellence[edit]

Year Name Field Location
2010 Samuel P. Spron Tennis United States New York City, United States
South Africa Teddy Kaplan Weightlfiting  Israel
2012 Reuven Heller Disabled sports  Israel
2013 Zohar Sharon Champion blind golfer  Israel
2015 Anita Shkedi Pioneer in therapeutic horse riding  Israel/ Great Britain

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^, Preview
  2. ^ Jewish sports legends
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Late S.F. boxing champ to be enshrined". J. San Francisco, CA. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Inducted together with Lydia Lazarov.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Summer 2014). "17 Sportsmen/women Elected to IJSHOF" (PDF). Netanya, Israel. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Includes: Estella Agsteribbe, Elka de Levie, Helena Nordheim, Jud Simons, and Anna Dresden-Polak.
  7. ^ Inducted together with Zephania Carmel.
  8. ^ Myer was not JewishJames, Bill (2001). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. New York: Free Press. p. 499. ISBN 0-684-80697-5. 
  9. ^ a b Induction took place in July 2013.


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