National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Located inside the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum honors Jewish athletes who have excelled at sports. Each inductee is commemorated with a plaque. Highlighting the Jewish identity of the athletes is the main purpose of the hall of fame.
Backstory and Context
The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame has inductees in the sports of auto-racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, bowling, boxing, Canadian football, canoeing, cycling, discus, dressage, fencing, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, horse showing, horse-racing, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, marathon running, pole vault, racquetball, rowing, rugby, shot put, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track, triathlete, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling. It has also inducted authors, broadcasters, columnnists, and sportscasters.
"National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum." Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. Accessed June 29, 2014. http://syjcc.org/index.php/jewish-life.