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The 38th Banquet

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will hold its “Virtual Gala” on Sunday May 2, 2021. For information on the Zoom link or any other information on this year’s Gala contact Alan Mallinger, [email protected] or 412-697-3545

This year’s inductees :

  • Robert Chetlin – Sports Science
  • Kaitlyn (Orstein) Fife – Swimming
  • Dylan Reese – Hockey.
  • Mark Haffner will receive the Ziggy Kahn Award
  • Sherree Goldstein will be presented the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award.

Local 2021 Jewish High School Seniors honored with the Nathan H. Kaufman Award for their athlete and scholastic achievements:

Jacob Adwar Chartiers Valley football & track and field
Aidan Birkenfeld Taylor Allderdice ice hockey
Jordyn Bloom Taylor Allderdice field hockey
Cam Butcher Taylor Allderdice basketball & volleyball
Maya Ennis North Allegheny diving
Nathan Feinstein Taylor Allderdice cross country, tennis & squash
Mica Freiberger Taylor Allderdice crew
Caroline Green Shady Side Academy cross country & track & field
Caleb Greenwald Winchester Thurston golf, lacrosse, b-ball, squash
Garrett Grodin Taylor Allderdice baseball
Ari Gutstein Shady Side Academy football & track & field
Tyler Hart Shady Side Academy baseball, soccer
Lauren Himmel Fox Chapel volleyball & track
David Lessure North Allegheny soccer
Joseph Markovitz Upper St. Clair cross country, track
Jacob McCarran North Allegheny swimming
Dalia Milch The Ellis School soccer, lacrosse
Sophia Pries Upper St. Clair softball & cheerleading
Zev Schreiber Taylor Allderdice swimming & golf
Noah Strauss Shady Side Academy squash & golf
Sophie Wasserman Chartiers Valley swimming
Emma Wecht Fox Chapel soccer, basketball, lacrosse
Kaylee Werner Fox Chapel crew
Samuel Zukerman Fox Chapel wrestling & track

Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel the 2020 banquet. We do want to recognize our 2020 Nathan H. Kaufman Awardees:

Marissa Alpern Mt. Lebanon track & field
Eli Anish Taylor Allderdice cross country & track
Jacob Brand Franklin Reginal football, wrestling & track
Jacob Correnti Fox Chapel lacrosse & soccer
Madeline Dorish Mt. Lebanon swimming
Ethan Ewing Taylor Allderdice soccer
Mason Feldstein Central Catholic football, wrestling & rugby
Maya Groff Shady Side Academy swimming & track & field
Elizabeth Grossman Winchester Thurston field hockey
Blake Haber Taylor Allderdice basketball, baseball
Lauren Haffner Taylor Allderdice tennis
Andrew Landman Blue Ridge School lacrosse
Spencer Latterman Stratton Mountain lacrosse & freestyle- moguls
Sophie Levitt Obama Academy soccer & basketball
David Missry Taylor Allderdice tennis
Henry Rosenberg Taylor Allderdice soccer
Olivia Rosenberg Shady Side Academy squash & ultimate frisbee
Coby Schwartz The Kiski School lacrosse & swimming
Ryan Schwartz North Allegheny soccer
Margo Silverman Neshannock tennis
Julia Strassburger Taylor Allderdice field hockey, dance & track
Alex Wecht Fox Chapel football & wrestling


For more information about the banquet 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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