Jack Sydney Greenbaum


Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1985

Born in Hartford, Greenbaum was a prominent athlete in Weaver High School’s early years (class of 1927), playing baseball and football for three years each. He later played for the Conn’s Kings semi-pro softball team. For many years he chaired the Keney Park tennis tournament and a squash tournament at the Jewish Community Center was named in his honor.

Greenbaum served in the Navy during World War II, leaving as lieutenant commander. He received a master’s degree from New York University and worked in advertising. He was executive director of the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and was chair of the Hartford Division of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation campaign. He was serving on the selection committee of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the time of his death.