The 37th Annual Banquet

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 37th annual banquet on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Rodef Shalom Synagogue beginning at 5 pm. This year’s inductees are Ross Gusky-Baseball, Rob Ruck-Sports Historian and writer, Lenny Silberman-Sports Management and Jeff Weisband-Tennis.

Eddie Gelman will receive the Ziggy Kahn Award and H. Arnold Gefsky will be presented the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award.

We will also be honoring local Jewish High School Seniors with the Nathan H. Kaufman Award for their athlete and scholastic achievements.

For more information about the banquet, to purchase tickets, to place an ad in our program book or membership to the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, please contact Alan Mallinger at 412-697-3545.

The History of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania

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.

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.

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