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
John Abrahms Table tennis adult athlete 1984
Jake Banks baseball adult athlete 1988
Raymond Bialeck football, basketball adult athlete 1984
Alison Bialeck swimming youth athlete 1997
Louis Black adult sports writer 1985
David Borden Football, track & field adult athlete 1990
Morris Borstein basketball, baseball adult athlete 1995
Sheri Brick basketball, softball, soccer youth athlete 2003
Gabriel Bromberg football, track & field adult athlete 1988
William Chotiner Baseball, basketball adult athlete, coach 1985
Steven Chotiner Baseball adult athlete 1990
Reuben Cohen Football, basketball, baseball adult athlete 1983
Morris Cohen Basketball, football adult athlete 1984
Abraham Cohen adult athlete 1985
Pauline Cohen softball youth athlete 1997
Sara Cohen field hockey youth athlete 2001
Julia Cohn softball youth athlete 2002
Syd Conn Softball adult promoter 1984
Edith Cooper Tennis adult athlete 1984
Morris Cutler baseball adult athlete 1987
John Dobrutsky football, baseball, basketball adult athete 1986
Edward Dragat basketball, baseball adult athlete 1984
Raymond Dragat baseball, basketball adult athlete 1987
Maurice Dubofsky football adult athlete 1988
Joseph Dunn football adult athlete 1983