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 of our community have pursued sports as athletes or as managers, agents, promoters, writers, broadcasters, coaches and student advocates. Now you can search the list of inductees by sport, year inducted, role or name. We will be uploading each person’s biography and any photos in our collection soon.

There are 86 honorees of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, representing sports activity from the earliest days of the 20th century into the early aughts of the 21st. If you have any information about anyone (please don’t assume we already have it) you can email us. If you have photos or videos, let us know that and we’ll arrange to add those to our collection.


First NameLast NameSportCategoryRoleYear Inducted
Manuel Leibert Boxing adult promoter, coach 1985
Sara Lappen soccer, tennis youth athlete 1999
Abe Lane baseball adult athlete 2002
Jeffrey Lane baseball, basketball youth athlete 2002
David Krichavsky basketball, tennis, soccer youth athlete 1995
Whitney Kostin soccer, softball youth athlete 1998
Elisabeth Kostin soccer, tennis youth athlete 2000
Gabriel Kleinman soccer, basketball, lacrosse youth athlete 1996
Louis Kaplan Boxing adult athlete 1983
Irving Joseph track & field adult athete 1986
Philip Isenberg Football adult athlete 1983
Sam Hyman baseball adult athlete 1984
Frieda Hyman fencing, basketball adult athlete 1985
Sarah Heyn soccer, indoor track, lacrosse youth athlete 2001
Harry Herbert football adult athlete 1984
Sydney Greenbaum baseball adult athlete 1985
Philip "Pinney Greenbaum Football, basketball, baseball adult athlete 1997
Evan Goldstein tennis youth athlete 1990
Philp Goldenberg football, track & field adult athlete 1985
Philip Goldberg football, baseball adult athlete 1987
Sidney Goldberg track & field, baseball adult athlete 1987
Daniel Goldberg tennis adult athlete 1997
Michael Goldberg youth athlete 2005
Matthew Gelles baseball, basketball youth athlete 2006
Amy Friedman soccer, tennis youth athlete 1995