Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, in Beverly Hills, California, is a hall of fame dedicated to honoring American Jewish athletes, other sports personalities, and teams from Southern California who have distinguished themselves in sports.[1]

Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
FormationJanuary 1990
TypeHall of Fame
Location
Region served
United States

HistoryEdit

The Hall of Fame was established in 1990 by a group of men and women organized by former All-America basketball player Eli Sherman.[2][3][4][5][6] It is located in Bel Air, California, at the American Jewish University.[7][8] It honors Southern California Jewish athletes, coaches, officials, media, executives, and others at both professional and non-professional levels.[3][9] It also supports the Maccabiah Games in Israel, JCC Maccabi Games, and the Allan Malamud Memorial Scholarship Fund.[3]

It has honored over 300 Jewish men, women, and teams.[3][10] Inductees have included swimmers Mark Spitz and Lenny Krayzelburg, baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, all-around athlete Lillian Copeland, water polo player Merrill Moses, tennis players Brian Teacher and Stacy Margolin, and football coach Sid Gillman.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

In 2010, the Hall of Fame inducted among others Milwaukee Brewers All Star left fielder Ryan Braun and Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar, as well as Benny Feilhaber (soccer), Jillian Kraus (water polo), Joel Meyers (media), and Aaron Rosenberg (football).[20][21][22]

In 2011, high school baseball player Max Fried was honored by the Hall of Fame, and football player Taylor Mays was inducted into the Hall.[23][24][25][26]

In 2013, it inducted among others national handball champion Paul Haber, 1985 U.S. figure skating champion Judy Blumberg, 1950s tennis player Anita Kanter, Miami Marlins president Larry Beinfest, football and track athlete Mel Bleeker, surfer Shaun Tomson, and former Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves outfielder Norm Miller.[7][11]

In 2015 volleyball player Alix Klineman was among those inducted into the Hall of Fame, and football quarterback Josh Rosen was named high school male athlete of the year.[27][28][29]

In 2016, it inducted among others Andrew Lorraine (baseball), Andy Hill (basketball), brothers Mitchell Schwartz and Geoffrey Schwartz as well as Erik Affholter (football), Stanley Tarshis (gymnastics), Marc Stein (media), Ramona Shelburne (softball), and Andi Murez (swimming).[30][31][32][33]

In 2020, the Hall of Fame inducted Steven Birnbaum (soccer), Cody Decker, Ryan Lavarnway, and Joc Pederson (baseball), Chelsey Goldberg (ice hockey), and Soren Thompson (fencing).[34]

Hall of FameEdit

1990

  • Amy Alcott (Golf 1990)
  • Sam Balter (Media 1990)
  • Ron Barak (Gymnastics 1990)
  • Marty Biegel (Basketball 1990)
  • David Blackburn (Fastpitch Softball 1990)
  • Carl Borack (Fencing 1990)
  • Mitch Chortkoff (Media 1990)
  • Harlan Cohen (Volleyball 1990)
  • Lillian Copeland (Track & Field 1990)
  • Harry Edelson (Football 1990)
  • Herb Flam (Tennis 1990)
  • Sam Franklin (Swimming 1990)
  • Michael Franks (Tennis 1990)
  • Larry Friend (Basketball 1990)
  • Mitch Gaylord (Gymnastics 1990)
  • Sid Gillman (Football 1990)
  • Bill Harmatz (Horse Racing 1990)
  • Jimmy Jacobs (Handball 1990)
  • Erwin Klein (Table Tennis 1990)
  • Sandy Koufax (Baseball 1990)
  • Cheryl Kriegsman (Swimming 1990)
  • Deborah Lipman-McCormick (Diving 1990)
  • Sol H. Marshall (Maccabee Award 1990)
  • Ron Mix (Football 1990)
  • Dennis Needleman (Water Polo 1990)
  • Shannon Orcutt (Swimming 1990)
  • Jimmy Reese (Pillar of Achievement 1990)
  • Leonard Reifman (Pillar of Achievement 1990)
  • Murray Rosenstein (Officiating 1990)
  • Roy Salter (Water Polo 1990)
  • Gene Selznick (Volleyball 1990)
  • Sharon Shapiro (Gymnastics 1990)
  • Sidney Shapiro (Maccabee Award 1990)
  • Eli Sherman (Basketball 1990)
  • Joseph Siegman (Pillar of Achievement 1990)
  • Frank Spellman (Weightlifting 1990)
  • Mark Spitz (Swimming 1990)
  • Jenny Susser (Swimming 1990)
  • Valerie Zimring (Rhythmic Gymnastics 1990)

1991

  • Alan Dolensky (Basketball 1991)
  • Herman Epstein (Sports Medicine 1991)
  • Michael Epstein (Baseball 1991)
  • Roy Firestone (Media 1991)
  • Allen Fox (Tennis 1991)
  • Brian Ginsberg (Gymnastics 1991)
  • Sue Gozansky (Volleyball 1991)
  • Charlie Harris (Water Polo 1991)
  • Jack Hirsch (Basketball 1991)
  • Martin "Marty" Hogan (Racquetball 1991)
  • Burt Kanner (Swimming 1991)
  • Irv Kaze (Pillar of Achievement 1991)
  • Allan Malamud (Media 1991)
  • Steve Marcus (Track & Field 1991)
  • Eli Marmur (Soccer 1991)
  • Don Rosenthal (Swimming 1991)
  • Marty Rubinoff (Fastpitch Softball 1991)
  • Sheldon Sidlow (Maccabee Award 1991)
  • Simon Singer (Handball 1991)
  • Eric Sondheimer (Media 1991)

1993

  • Steve Bisheff (Media 1993)
  • Jerome Bobrow (Maccabee Award 1993)
  • Phil Bruder (Fastpitch Softball 1993)
  • Barry Cowan (Maccabee Award 1993)
  • Al Franken (Track & Field 1993)
  • Roz Goldenberg (Basketball 1993)
  • Barry Goldfarb (Swimming 1993)
  • Joel Kramer (Basketball 1993)
  • Bruce Manson (Tennis 1993)
  • Steve Miller (Basketball 1993)
  • Fred Roggin (Media 1993)
  • Robert Rosenfeld (Sports Medicine 1993)
  • Larry Sherry (Baseball 1993)
  • Howard Slavin (Officiating 1993)
  • Michael Sondheimer (Media 1993)
  • Lawrence Weinberg (Pillar of Achievement 1993)
  • George Wikler (Gymnastics 1993)
  • Stacy Winsberg (Fastpitch Softball 1993)
  • Max Wozniak (Soccer 1993)

1994

  • Barry Ackerman (Maccabee Award 1994)
  • Steve Berk (Coaching 1994)
  • Myron Berliner (Football 1994)
  • Jerome Bornstein (Sports Medicine 1994)
  • Aileen Eaton (Boxing 1994)
  • Dana Gilbert (Tennis 1994)
  • Art Harris (Baseball 1994)
  • Arnold Klein (Gymnastics 1994)
  • Jerry Nemer (Basketball 1994)
  • Bernard Samuels (Officiating 1994)
  • Norm Sherry (Baseball 1994)
  • Leigh Steinberg (Pillar of Achievement 1994)
  • Robert Steiner (Media 1994)

1996

1997

  • Howard Abrams (Basketball 1997)
  • Harry Adelman (Football 1997)
  • Ronald Botchan (Officiating 1997)
  • Steve Brener (Media 1997)
  • Julius Heldman (Tennis 1997)
  • Alan Hoisch (Football 1997)
  • Robert Karns (Sports Medicine 1997)
  • Daniel Kutler (Swimming 1997)
  • Vic Lapiner (Baseball 1997)
  • Norman Marks (Gymnastics 1997)
  • Lisa Rosenfield (Media 1997)
  • Paul Soifer (Maccabee Award 1997)
  • Neil Stone (Gymnastics 1997)
  • Julian Wolf (Rowing 1997)

1998

  • Steve Becker (Maccabee Award 1998)
  • Stuart Blumkin (Water Sports 1998)
  • David Epstein (Track and Field 1998)
  • Zvi Friedman (Soccer 1998)
  • Joel Gershon (Football 1998)
  • Dennis Gilbert (Sports Agent 1998)
  • Daniel Goodman (Media 1998)
  • Monty Hall (Pillar of Achievement 1998)
  • Hal Lambert (Football 1998)
  • Maccabee Los Angeles Soccer Team (Soccer 1998)
  • Ross Newhan (Media 1998)
  • Paul C. Raphael (Table Tennis 1998)
  • Ray Rosenbaum (Media 1998)
  • Michelle Steinberger (Swimming 1998)
  • Eliot Teltscher (Tennis 1998)
  • Sanford L. Werner (Gymnastics 1998)

2000

2001

  • Carol Altschiller-Heiser (Golf 2001)
  • Andrew Bernstein (Media 2001)
  • Robert Breitbard (Pillar of Achievement 2001)
  • Martin Denkin (Boxing 2001)
  • Alan Epstein (Media 2001)
  • Shawn Green (Baseball 2001)
  • Eugene V. Klein (Pillar of Achievement 2001)
  • Lenny Krayzelburg (Swimming 2001)
  • Richard Levin (Media 2001)
  • Deborah Mink (Gymnastics 2001)
  • Ephraim Moxson (Media 2001)
  • Robert Masters Myman (Water Polo 2001)
  • Milt Nemiroff (Tennis 2001)
  • Harry Ornest (Pillar of Achievement 2001)
  • Ron Rapoport (Media 2001)
  • Beth Silverman (Kaminkow) (Softball 2001)

2003

2004

  • Sheldon Andrens (Baseball 2004)
  • Anne Barber (Lawn Bowling 2004)
  • Bill Caplan (Boxing 2004)
  • Stan Cline (Sports Artist 2004)
  • Marc Dellins (Media 2004)
  • Carl Earn (Tennis 2004)
  • Leland Faust (Water Polo 2004)
  • Bobby Frankel (Horse Racing 2004)
  • Sol Hauptman (Paddle Tennis 2004)
  • Bill Libby (Pillar of Achievement 2004)
  • Barry Lorge (Media 2004)
  • Stacy Margolin (Tennis 2004)
  • Ira Pauly (Football 2004)
  • Richard Perelman (Track & Field 2004)
  • Dana and David Pump (Pillar of Achievement 2004)
  • Ken Schwartz (Fastpitch Softball 2004)
  • Jerry Simon (Basketball 2004)
  • Dara Torres (Swimming 2004)

2006

2008

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2018

2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Eli Sherman; Co-founded Area Jewish Sports hall of Fame". Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2006.
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