The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, in Commack, New York, the first annual induction ceremony was established in 1993. It is dedicated to honoring American Jewish figures who have distinguished themselves in sports. Its objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics and to commemorate sports heroes who have emerged from people not commonly associated with sports. The hall has inductees in the sports of American football, auto-racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, bowling, boxing, Canadian football, canoeing, cycling, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, handball, horse showing, horse-racing, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, marathon running, pole vault, racquetball, rowing, rugby, shot put, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track, triathlete, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling. It has also inducted authors, broadcasters, columnists, and sportscasters.
(Sports Hall of Fame is Currently Closed for Renovations)