Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1985

At Weaver High School, Philip Goldenberg played football (half back and fullback) for three years; the last two years the team only lost one game. In 1939 they were awarded the city championship and he was selected for the New Haven Register’s Connecticut All-State team. He was also on the Weaver track team, where he held the Connecticut state discus record for twenty years.

At Cornell University injuries curtailed his athletic activities, but he was able to play in a number of games against other Ivy League teams. He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He then attended Boston University School of Medicine and practiced internal medicine starting in 1952, serving on the staffs of St. Francis, Hartford and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. He was a founding member of Beth El Temple and served as president of the Hartford Medical Society.