Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will present awards to 26 high school seniors

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will present awards to 26 high school seniors

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania will hold its 2010 Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Sunday, May 16, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30 and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The Induction Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.
Honorees this year include Jeff Rosenthal, recipient of the Ziggy Kahn Memorial Award, which is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the children of our community, and the following inductees:
* Howard Elson D.M.D.—Baseball
* Yram Groff M.D.—Basketball
* Isadora Silk—Special Olympics Bowling
The Hall of Fame will present the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award to sports marketing legend Sonny Vaccaro. A Trafford native now living in California, Vaccaro founded the Dapper Dan Roundball Classic and has devoted his life to working with high school and college athletes. In addition, his extensive philanthropic efforts and concern for the less fortunate represent values that many cherish. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is proud to present him with this award.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame also will present the 2010 Nathan H. Kaufmann Scholastic Awards to the following Jewish high school seniors:
Andrew Goleman, Taylor Allderdice
Eric Johnson, Taylor Allderdice
Daniel Schulman, Taylor Allderdice
Sam Kazman, Taylor Allderdice
Eli Fisher, Taylor Allderdice
Hannah Gelman, Taylor Allderdice
Lauren Rubin, Taylor Allderdice
Max Schmerin, Taylor Allderdice
Becky Smith, Taylor Allderdice
Zoe Levenson, Taylor Allderdice
Erica Lutins, Ellis
Jennifer Cozen, Shady Side Academy
Ben Cohen, Shady Side Academy
Carly Small, Mt. Lebanon
Eli Fisher, Taylor Allderdice
Dan Childs, Taylor Allderdice
Shui Maizlech, Hillel Academy
Julian Pearlman, Mt. Lebanon
Eli Roth, Fox Chapel
Dani Schmulevich, Mt. Lebanon
Miriam Steinberg, Taylor Allderdice
Bradley Portnoy, Fox Chapel
Lauren Arbogast, Mt. Lebanon
Jourdan Gottlieb, Fox Chapel
Kory Silberg, Fox Chapel
Bret Goldstein, Fox Chapel
To order tickets, contact Alan Mallinger at(412) 521-8011 Ext. 272 or
The Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame of Western Pennsylvania was founded in 1982 with a dual mission: to honor Jewish men and women with connections to Western Pennsylvania who have excelled in athletic competition, or who have distinguished sports-related careers; and to financially support many Jewish-related sports programs in Western Pennsylvania and Israel.