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Jews in the Greater Hartford area have long been active in sports, whether at school or in clubs, formally or self-organized. Some played for the experience or to fill time, others had the talent, drive and support to compete or participate at the national, international and professional levels. Members ofRead More →

(1911-2006) Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1985 A Hartford native, Romansky played baseball, football, and basketball at Weaver High School and at Maine University, graduating in 1933. In college, he was All-New England in the three sports and an all-American honorable mention in football, helping the Maine teamRead More →

(1906 – 1997) Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1983 Abe Silverman was the first Jewish captain of the Hartford High basketball team and was described in the local press as “one of the best young basketball players developed in Hartford for a long time.” At William & MaryRead More →

Saul Seidman

(1904-1998) Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1985 Judge Saul Seidman was born in Hartford and graduated from Yale University in 1925 and Yale Law School in 1927. At Hartford High School, he excelled in high jump and broad jump competitions, equaling the world’s record in a 20-yard dashRead More →

Louis Nassau

(1908-1999) Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1983 Growing up in Hartford, Nassau was captain of Weaver High School’s first basketball team and was selected as All-State forward. When his family moved to New Haven, he played on Hillhouse High School’s team, winning the State High School Championship forRead More →

N. Aaron “Butch” Naboicheck

(1917-2001) Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1984 A native of Hartford, Naboicheck graduated from Weaver High School in 1936, attended Worcester Academy for a year, then graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1941. He enlisted in the military the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed and servedRead More →