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Hall of Fame

Founded in 2019

Introducing The Kurtz Family
New Jersey jewish Sports

Hall of Fame

Founded in 2019

Introducing The Kurtz Family
New jersey jewish Sports

About Us

The Kurtz Family 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 Process

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 (at least one of the following):

    • Been born and/or raised in New Jersey or lived in New Jersey for a minimum of four years

    • Played for or otherwise been involved with a high school, college or professional sports team that is located in New Jersey

    • Played for or otherwise been involved with a major professional sports team that:

      • Is/was located in the vicinity of New Jersey

      • Has/had a significant New Jersey fan base

2023 Inductees

2023 Inductees

2022 Inductees

2020 Inductees




All inductees to the Hall of Fame are recognized and honored yearly at the Kaplen JCC’s Sports Night of Champions celebration, an event that supports scholarships at the Kaplen JCC. It also includes award presentations, a live auction, and the presentation of the Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Awards, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors in recognition of their excellence in sports, academics and in their communities.

Hosted by

The next Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in 2024 in conjunction with the Kaplen JCC’s annual Sports Night of Champions.

For further information on the Sports Night of Champions celebration and the Hall of Fame induction, click the button below.

Join us in recognizing and honoring this year's inductees at the

Sports Night of Champions

Professional Volleyball Game

2019 Inductees

2019 Inductees

2019 Inductees

2020 Inductees

2019 Inductees

2020 Inductees

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