National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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National Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum
National JSHOF logo.jpg
Formation March 21, 1993; 22 years ago (1993-03-21) (first induction ceremony)
Type Hall of Fame
Headquarters Commack, New York
Coordinates 40°49′45.19″N 73°18′12.03″W / 40.8292194°N 73.3033417°W / 40.8292194; -73.3033417
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




Canadian football[edit]





Figure skating[edit]






Ice hockey[edit]



Pole vault[edit]


Rugby union[edit]

Shot put[edit]











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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Finn, Robin (May 13, 2007). "A Joke Inspires a Hall of Fame That’s No Joke". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ The Jewish quarterly. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ ", Awards". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Inductees/Honorees. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum website. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
  5. ^ ".". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". April 29, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ 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. 


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Coordinates: 40°49′45.19″N 73°18′12.03″W / 40.8292194°N 73.3033417°W / 40.8292194; -73.3033417