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
Louis Black adult sports writer 1985
Abraham Cohen adult athlete 1985
Monroe Romansky adult athete 1985
Maya Shoham youth athlete 2005
Michael Goldberg youth athlete 2005
Eric Fischer youth athlete 2007
Rebecca Rostowsky youth athlete 2007
Bennett Myers Weinerman youth athlete 2007
Louis Nassau Basketball adult athlete 1983
Abe Silverman Basketball adult athlete 1983
Edward Suisman Basketball adult athlete 1984
Samuel Levy basketball adult athlete 1989
Harriet Novarr basketball adult athlete 1995
Gerald Roisman basketball adult athlete 2002
Amy Myerson Gymnastics youth athlete 1989
Ellen Myerson Gymnastics youth athlete 1989
Michael Slitt ice hockey youth athlete 1996
Robert Yellin raquetball adult athete 1985
Sara Cohen field hockey youth athlete 2001
John Abrahms Table tennis adult athlete 1984
Aaron Naboicheck track & field adult athlete 1984
Saul Seidman track & field adult athete 1985
Irving Joseph track & field adult athete 1986
Teddy Paul track & field adult athlete 1992
Donald Silpe track & field adult athlete 1995