National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Among the people inducted in 2013 to the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum were The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Athletics, Steve Bilsky. The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to honoring Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters and others who have distinguished themselves in the world of sports.

The objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics. In a world where stereotype and prejudice have not yet been eradicated, the Hall of Fame reminds us of heroes of the courts and playing fields who have emerged from a people not commonly associated with sports. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is located at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, with plaques honoring those inducted on permanent display.

One wonders if 2014 will see Michael Lichtenstein, who authored books about the 1986 Mets, and NY Giants be inducted.

“This is an overwhelming honor,” said Bilsky. “To join a group that spans my heroes growing up, to athletes I competed against, to colleagues I have worked with, makes me proud and humbled. I congratulate those receiving this recognition with me, and I look forward to our induction in the spring.”

Read more on Michael Lichtenstein books on NY Giants trivia here: http://us.macmillan.com/thenewyorkgiantstriviabook/MichaelLichtenstein

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