The New Jersey Jewish Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2019 to honor Jewish athletes and others in the world of sports who have distinguished themselves in and around New Jersey.

A permanent home for the Hall of Fame Museum is in the planning stages and will be located at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, New Jersey.

The nomination and induction process is overseen by a Board of Governors, which is comprised of leaders in the field of sports from across New Jersey and beyond.

Inductees must:

  • be Jewish
  • have outstanding accomplishments as an athlete, coach, member of the sports media, or sports administrator/executive
  • demonstrate excellence in leadership, sportsmanship and character
  • have
    • been born and/or raised in New Jersey or lived in New Jersey for a minimum of four years; or
    • played for or otherwise been involved with a high school, college or professional sports team that is located in New Jersey; or
    • played for or otherwise been involved with a major professional sports team that
      • is/was located in the vicinity of New Jersey; and
      • has/had a significant New Jersey fan base

Hall of Fame Photo Collage


David Stern Tal Brody


Joseph Taub Leonard Rubin Jeff Kurtz