Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 32nd annual banquet on Sunday May 18, 2014 at the Beth Shalom Synagogue beginning at 5:00 pm.


This year's inductees are Phil Axelrod, sportswriter, Eli Friedman, baseball and Moe Lederman, baseball. We will also present the Ziggy Kahn Award to George Siford and Carl Parker for their outstandng work with the young people in our community at the Boys & Girls Club and the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award to Mark Rubenstein for this outstanding voluntary work with the Pittsburgh Youth Leadership. We will also be recognizing local area Jewish high school seniors for their accomplisments both on and off the field with the Nathan H. Kaufman Award.


For more information about the banquet or the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, please contact Alan Mallinger at 412-521-8011 ext. 272. 

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The Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame of Western Pa was founded in 1982 with a dual mission:
To financially support Jewish related sports programs in Western Pennsylvania and Israel and to find Jewish men and women with connections to Western Pennsylvania who have achieved a high level in athletic competition, or with prestigious careers that are closely related to the sports field, and to honor them with induction into our Hall of Fame.

All contributions, membership fees and proceeds from the annual banquet are distributed to youth sports organizations in the Pittsburgh area and in Israel.

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Now is the time to rejoin or become a member of the JSHOF

The annual Ziggy Kahn Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the children of our community.

We present the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award, an annual award is given to a group or individual in memory of Mr. Gold, one of the founders of our organization.

We recognize local area Jewish high school seniors for their accomplishments both on and off the field.



The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame supports the following programs: EKC Sports Equipment, Indoor Triathlon, J&R Day Camp, Maccabi Youth Games, Membership and Program Scholarships, Sailfish Swim Team, and Camping and Early Childhood Development Center at the South Hills Center.

All revenues generated are used to benefit youth sports programs in Western Pennsylvania and Israel.