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
Reuben Cohen Football, basketball, baseball adult athlete 1983
Joseph Dunn football adult athlete 1983
Philip Isenberg Football adult athlete 1983
Louis Kaplan Boxing adult athlete 1983
Bennett Meyers Tennis, Baseball adult athlete 1983
Louis Nassau Basketball adult athlete 1983
Sylvia Novarr Tennis adult athlete 1983
Louis Rogow Cycling, Skating adult athlete 1983
William Savitt Sports Promoter adult promoter 1983
Abe Silverman Basketball adult athlete 1983
Samuel Suisman Football, basketball, baseball adult athlete 1983
Irving Waltman baseball, football adult athlete 1983
John Abrahms Table tennis adult athlete 1984
Raymond Bialeck football, basketball adult athlete 1984
Morris Cohen Basketball, football adult athlete 1984
Syd Conn Softball adult promoter 1984
Edith Cooper Tennis adult athlete 1984
Edward Dragat basketball, baseball adult athlete 1984
Harry Herbert football adult athlete 1984
Sam Hyman baseball adult athlete 1984
Aaron Naboicheck track & field adult athlete 1984
William Slitt basketball, baseball adult athlete 1984
Lewis Stieglitz track & field, Cross country adult athlete 1984
Edward Suisman Basketball adult athlete 1984
Louis Black adult sports writer 1985