Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 33rd annual banquet on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Beth Shalom Synagogue beginning at 5:00 pm.


  • Justin S. Gordon, M.D., baseball at Shadyside Academy and Emory University
  • Michael H. Orstein, swimming and diving coach at W&J College


  • Ziggy Kahn Award to Ed McCloskey for this outstanding work with the young people in our community and in Mt. Lebanon.
  • Manny Gold Humanitarian Award to Representative Dan Frankel for this outstanding community service.  
  • Nathan H. Kaufman Award to local area Jewish High School seniors for their accomplishments both on and off the field. 

For more information about the banquet or the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, please contact Alan Mallinger at 412-697-3545. 


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.


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.