List of Jewish American sportspeople

"This is a list of notable Jewish American sportspeople. For other famous Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans; for sportspeople from other countries; see List of Jews in sport."

Baseball

"Unless otherwise noted, all baseball players sourced from the" Chicago Jewish News Online [ [http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/lists_majors.htm Chicago Jewish News - Jewish Chicago's Hometown Newspaper ] ] and Wikipedia.
*Cal Abrams, outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers and other teams
*Lloyd Allen
*Ruben Amaro, Jr.
*Morrie Arnovich
*Jake Atz
*Brad Ausmus, Houston Astros catcher
*Jesse Baker born Michael Myron Silverman [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bakerje02.shtml Jesse Baker at Baseball-Reference.com.] ]
*Brian Bark
*Ross Baumgarten
*Bo Belinsky
*Joe Bennett (Rosenblum)
*Moe Berg, catcher and spy
*Nathan Berkenstock
*Bob Berman
*Ron Blomberg (1948–) Major League's first designated hitter [Blomberg — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30271/format/html/displaystory.html] "Ron Blomberg... Big, hulking Jewish kid from Atlanta."]
*Lou Boudreau
*Ryan Braun
*Craig Breslow
*Andy Cohen (1904-1988) 2nd baseman for the New York Giants (1926, 1928, 1929). Managed one game for 1960 Philadelphia Phillies. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cohenan01.shtml Andy Cohen Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]
*Syd Cohen
*Harry Danning
*Harry Eisenstadt
*Mike Epstein
*Harry Feldman
*Scott Feldman
*Nelson Figueroa (relief pitcher)
*Matt Ford [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/mlb.htm Jews in Baseball ] ]
*Sid Gordon, infielder for the New York Yankees
*John Grabow
*Shawn Green [ [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/profiles/shawngreen.html] [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/ShawnGreen.html] ]
*Adam Greenberg (1981–) former outfielder with the Chicago Cubs [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/] "Last week, Jewish OFs Adam Greenberg..."]
*Hank Greenberg — AL MVP 1935/1940, HoF
*Jason Hirsh
*Ken Holtzman, pitched two major league no-hitters. pitched in the '60s and '70s
*Joe Horlen
*Brian Horwitz
*Gabe Kapler, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
*Benny Kauff — "The Ty Cobb of the Feds" [ [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/submit/Green_Adam1.stm The Jewish All-Star Team | BaseballLibrary.com ] ]
*Ian Kinsler [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29266/format/html/displaystory.html] "Add Ian Kinsler to the names of Jewish major leaguers."]
*Sandy Koufax — NL MVP 1963, HoF [ [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/tobin103002.asp Jonathan Tobin ] ]
*Al Levine
*Jesse Levis — Catcher with Brewers and Indians in the mid 1990s.
*Elliott Maddox, Yankees, Mets, Orioles, Senators, Rangers
*Jason Marquis, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
*Erskine Mayer
*Marvin Miller — first director of the MLBPA [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/profiles/2000inductees.htm Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1999 ] ]
*Buddy Myer, infielder for Senators in the '30s and '40s
*David Newhan up for debate as he believes in Jesus [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/22/sports/baseball/22mets.html?ex=1329886800&en=2d598fade5aa3b5d&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink His Father May Write About It, but Newhan Plays the Game - New York Times ] ]
*Jeff Newman (American baseball player)
*Fred Newmark- Played on the Cleveland Indians during the 1950's
*Barney Pelty
*Lefty Phillips, managed the California Angels in late 1960s and early 1970s.
*Lipman Pike, major league baseball's first player.
*Jake Pitler
*Scott Radinsky
*Jimmie Reese
*Jerry Reinsdorf Owner, Chicago White Sox [http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/team/exe_bios/reinsdorf_jerry.html Chicago White Sox: Front Office ] ]
*Dave Roberts (baseball pitcher)
*Al Rosen — AL MVP 1953
*Goodwin Rosen, "Goody to shoes"
*Wayne Rosenthal
*Richie Scheinblum Outfielder for Indians, Senators, Cardinals, Royals, Reds and Angels (1960s and 1970s) Was on the 1972 American League All-Star Team
*Scott Schoeneweis
*Bud Selig, Baseball Commissioner
*Art Shamsky, outfielder and first baseman in the '60s and '70s with the Reds and Mets.
*Larry Sherry, relief pitcher for the Dodgers
*Norm Sherry, pitcher, managed the California Angels
*Mose Solomon — "The Rabbi of Swat"
*Adam Stern [ [http://www.bnaibrith.ca/tribune/jt-040916-20.html] "Olympic experience thrills Canadian Jewish ballplayer..."]
*Steve Stone — 1980 AL Cy Young winner
*Steve Wapnick
*Justin Wayne
*Phil Weintraub
*Steve Yeager, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
*Larry Yellen, pitcher Houston Colt .45s [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/yellela01.shtml Baseball Reference] ] [ [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/040903/home.shtml] "Sandy Koufax isn't the only major league baseball player who refused to pitch on Yom Kippur. It was the fall of 1963, and Larry Yellen was slated to make his major league debut for the Houston Colt .45s against the New York Mets when he received a call from his mother."]
*Kevin Youkilis [ [http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/this_just_in/documents/03917084.asp] "two Jewish back-ups have had a chance to play: third baseman Kevin Youkilis and right fielder Gabe Kapler." [http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=4473] ]
*Eddie Zosky

Basketball

*Red Auerbach — Coach, HoF [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Auerbach.html Arnold "Red" Auerbach ] ]
*Samuel Balter — Olympian At The 1936 Games.
*Irv Bemoras — Basketball Player Who Helped Lead The University of Illinois To Two Big Ten Titles (1951 and 1952), While Being Named First Team All-Big Ten And Second Team All-America in 1953. After college, Irv Played In The NBA For The Milwaukee Hawks In 1953–1954 And With The St. Louis Hawks In 1956–1957. [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=139 Bemoras, Irv : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Senda Berenson Abbott — Educator & Sportswoman, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/SendaBerenson.htm Senda Berenson ] ]
*David Bluthenthal — Former NBA Player [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23490/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html] "Jewish shooting star aims to make his mark in NBA... Bluthenthal’s late mother was Jewish and his father is black — the family name Bluthenthal originated with a slave owner David Bluthenthal believes was German-Jewish."]
*Larry Brown — basketball coach, player, MVP first ABA all-star game, Olympic gold medalist (1964), HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=6] "Brown is the fifth Jewish Head Coach to win an NBA title..."]
*Shay DoronWNBA Player drafted by the New York Liberty in 2007
*Jordan Farmar — Current NBA Player For The Los Angeles Lakers; was previously been the starting point guard for the UCLA men's basketball team [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=13773] "Bruin fans call him the Jewish Jordan...He's a real, live Jewish kid from the heart of Los Angeles, whose step-father is Israeli and has visited Israel twice" [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3177805,00.html] ]
*Hank Finkel — Back-up Center For The Boston Celtics
*Lawrence Frank — Current Head Coach Of The NBA New Jersey Nets [ [http://www.nba.com/nets/features/coach_class.html] "“Even though I’m Jewish,” he says, “I joined a CYO team and became the player-coach. It’s the only thing I have in common with Bill Russell.”"]
*Marty Friedman — Player, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=81 Friedman, Marty : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Dutch Garfinkel — Player [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/photographs.asp?sport=basketball&ID=151] "first 6 winners, including Dutch Garfinkel, were Jewish..."]
*Ernie Grunfeld — Player, US Olympic Team, NBA [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/grunfeld.html Ernie Grunfeld ] ]
*Doug Gottlieb — Player, Broadcaster. [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=293 Gottlieb, Doug : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Edward Gottlieb — NBA Co-Founder, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/reflections/phillybball.htm Hank Greenberg Movie ] ]
*Art Heyman — Player, All-Time Duke Great, NBA [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=160 Heyman, Art : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Nate Huffman — NBB Intercamp Basketball Tourney Figurehead
*Nat Holman — Player & Coach, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=33] "Holman was always very conscious of being Jewish..."]
*Red Holzman — Coach, HoF, NBA player [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1:22219184/A+Prince+Of+The+Game~C~+Remembering+Red+Holzman,+whose+Jewish.html?refid=SEO] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=23] ]
*Ralph Kaplowitz - Player, Appeared In First BAA Game (Knicks vs. Huskies). [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=162 Kaplowitz, Ralph : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Louis Klotz — Player For Baltimore Bullets, And Founder Of The Washington Generals Touring Exhibition Team [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=163 Klotz, "Red" : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Barry Kramer — Player, While At NYU, Was All-American during 1962-64, Played (NBA) San Francisco Warriors Followed By The New York Knicks (1964).
*Joel Kramer - Player for Phoenix Suns 1978 - 1983 after 4 years at San Diego State University.
*Nancy Lieberman — Player, HoF [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Lieberman.html] [http://www.nancylieberman.com/] ]
*Harry Litwack — Coach, HoF [ [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/010622/hoop.shtml] [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/HarryLitwack.htm] ]
*Bruce Pearl - University of Tennessee head basketball coach
*Jerry Reinsdorf — Owner, Chicago Bulls
*Lennie Rosenbluth — 1957 College Basketball Player Of The Year
*Danny Schayes — NBA Player [ [http://www.jewishsports.org/html/basketball.html] [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395667038&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull] ]
*Dolph Schayes — Player, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/photographs.asp?sport=basketball&ID=1] [https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Schayes.html] ]
*Ossie Schectman — Scored First Basket Of NBA (1946) [ [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/030613/film.shtml] [http://www.thefirstbasket.com/press.htm] ]
*Jon Scheyer — Shooting guard for Duke University. [ [http://www.aysh.org/basketball.htm] ]
*Barney Sedran — Player, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=basketball&ID=66] [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/basketballhistory.htm] ]
*Neal Walk — NBA Player [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/HallYear.htm] ]
*David Stern — Current NBA Commissioner

Boxing

*Brett Zon - Welterweight champion of the world, 1933-1936, [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/AIMbzon.html
*Ray Arcel — trainer, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/RayArcel.htm] [http://www.ajhs.org/reference/jews_sport.cfm] ]
*Bob Arum — promoter, HoF [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/2002/02.07.05/fast2.html Jewish News, Jewish Newspapers - Forward.com ] ]
*Abe Attell — world featherweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/AbeAttell.htm] [http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/attellab.shtml] ]
*Max Baer — world heavyweight champion. HoF [ [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/168/story_16855_1.html] "...who could better serve as a contrast to the Irish Catholic family man from New Jersey than a tough, mouthy Jewish kid with a million-dollar strut named Max Baer?" [http://www.ajhs.org/publications/chapters/chapter.cfm?documentID=277] ]
*Benny Bass — world featherweight champion, HoF [http://www.jewishpost.com/jp0404/jpn0404f.htm]
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*Samuel Berger — first Olympic heavyweight champion [http://www.jewishsports.net/medalists.htm Jewish Olympic Medalists ] ]
*Jack Bernstein — world junior lightweight champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/JackBernstein.htm Jack Bernstein (John Dodick) ] ]
*Mushy Callahan — world junior-welterweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.05.23/faces.html Jewish News, Jewish Newspapers - Forward.com ] ]
*Joe Choynski — heavyweight fighter, HoF [ [http://www.ibhof.com/choynski.htm] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Publication.asp?titleID=3&current_page=137] ]
*Al "Bummy" Davis, AKA "The Brownsville Bum", controversial lightweight and welterweight star of the 1930s and 1940s with a devastating left hook [..."You want to make money fighting, don't you? People like to come to fights to see guys they think are tough." So Davis became known as Bummy, though he was not a bum, either as a boxer or as a person. His tragic — and violent — death was indicative of the way he lived his life. In 1945, at the age of 25, Davis was fatally shot to death while coming to the defense of a barkeep during a robbery attempt. [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=78] ]
*Benny Goldberg — Bantamweight amateur turned pro [ [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Benny_Goldberg Benny Goldberg entry at BoxRec.com] ]
*Charley Goldman — trainer, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/IsraelGoldman.htm Israel “Charley” Goldman ] ]
*Abe Goldstein — world bantamweight champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/boxinghistory.htm Jews in Boxing ] ]
*Mike Jacobs — promoter, HoF [ [http://www.ajhs.org/publications/chapters/chapter.cfm?documentID=277 Joe Louis and the Jews ] ]
*Ben Jeby — world middleweight champion [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/2004/04.02.06/350years.html Jewish News, Jewish Newspapers - Forward.com ] ]
*Zab Judah- former junior welterweight champion
*Jackie Kallen — promoter [ [http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=2652] "The “First Lady of Boxing” is often asked what a nice Jewish girl like her is doing in a sport like that."]
*Kid Kaplan — world featherweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=136] [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/LouisKaplan.htm] ]
*Herbie Kronowitz — middleweight champion, ranked tenth in the world in the 1940s, native of Brooklyn, New York, later a boxing referee [ [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Herbie_Kronowitz Herbie Kronowitz - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia ] ]
*Solly Krieger — world middleweight champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/SollyKrieger.htm] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=144] ]
*Benny Leonard — world lightweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Publication.asp?titleID=3&current_page=155] [http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=250&more=1] ]
*Battling Levinsky — world light-heavyweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/BattlingLevinsky.htm Battling Levinsky (Barney Lebrowitz) ] ]
*Ted "Kid" Lewis — World Welterweight Champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/TedLewis.htm Ted “Kid” Lewis (Gershon Mendeloff) ] ]
*Saoul Mamby — world junior-welterweight champion [ [http://www.samorbaum.com/ThisN/Book/Jewish%20Boxers'%20Hall%20of%20Fame.html ThisNthat - Book Reviews ] ]
*Al McCoy — world welterweight champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/AlMcCoy.htm] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=171] ]
*Jill Matthews — world junior-flyweight champion [ [http://www.jdl.org/misc/image/] [http://www.boxing-monthly.co.uk/content/9902/three.htm] ]
*Samuel Mosberg — Olympic light-heavyweight gold medalist at the 1920 Olympics where he scored the quickest knock-out in history
* Bob Olin — world light-heavyweight champion [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=187 Olin, Bob : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Bob Penn — Promoter, Trainer, Owner 1948
*Charlie Phil Rosenberg — world bantamweight champion [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=198] [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/CharlieRosenberg.htm] ]
*Dana Rosenblatt — world middleweight champion [ [http://www.jvibe.com/gametime/boxing.shtml] ]
*Maxie Rosenbloom — world light-heavyweight champion, HoF [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/HallYear.htm] [http://www.forward.com/issues/2000/00.03.31/fastforward.html] ]
*Barney Ross — world lightweight and welterweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/ross.html] [http://www.wymaninstitute.org/articles/2004-01-boxer.php] ]
*Mike Rossman — world light-heavyweight champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/ JewishSports.com ] ]
*Corporal Izzy Schwartz — world flyweight champion
*Al Singer — world lightweight champion, HoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/AlSinger.html] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Publication.asp?titleID=3&current_page=195] ]
*Lew Tendler — "greatest southpaw in ring history", HoF [ [http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/tendler.htm The Cyber Boxing Zone ] ]
*Benny Valger- nicknamed "The French Flash" [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=boxing&ID=228 Valger, Benny : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]

Fencing

*Norman Armitage — fencer; 10-time US sabre champion
*Albert Axelrod — fencer; 4-time US foil champion, and Olympic bronze medalist [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/olympics.asp?ID=7 Uc_Hilal : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Cliff Bayer — fencer; 4-time US foil champion
*Tamir Bloom — fencer; 2-time US epee champion
*Daniel Bukantz — fencer; 4-time US foil champion; Gold Medalist in 1950 Maccabiah Games
*Emily Jacobson — fencer; 2004 Women's World Sabre Junior Champion
*Sada Jacobson — fencer; Olympic Bronze Medalist, and ranked # 1 in the world in 2004 [ [http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2005/09/29/news/news07.txt :: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger :: ] ]
*Dan Kellner — fencer; 1-time US foil champion
*Allan Kwartler — fencer; Gold Medalist in the Pan American Games (sabre) and Maccabiah Games (sabre and foil) [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/olympics.asp?ID=298 Uc_Hilal : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Helene Mayer — fencer; 4-time Women's World Foil Champion; 8-time US champion; and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
*Jonathan Tiomkin — fencier; 2-time US foil champion
*George Worth — fencer; 1-time US sabre champion, and Olympic Bronze Medalist
*Alex Harkavy -- fencer; Bobby Fischer's cousin

Football

*John L. Keohane Batimore Colts defensive linemen, five time all pro, named 1950's all decade team.
*Joe Alexander [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/JosephAlexander.htm] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=307] ]
*Lyle Alzado [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/Alzado.htm] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=307] ]
*Harris Barton [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/Harris_Barton.html] ]
*Jeremy Bloom [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498897866&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull] "Jewish skier comes back to his true love — football..."]
*Al Davis NFL franchise owner, Oakland Raiders
*Hayden Epstein
*Jay Fiedler, [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/profiles/fiedler98.htm Jay Fiedler ] ] quarterback
*Ed Newman- offensive lineman, Miami Dolphins
*John Frank
*Benny Friedman — PFHoF, CFHoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/BennyFriedman.htm] [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/BennyFriedman.html] ]
*Sid Gillman — coach, PFHoF, CFHoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/SidGillman.htm] [http://www.jewishsports.net/historical_view.htm] ]
*Marshall Goldberg — player, CFHoF [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/marshall_goldberg.htm] ]
*Randy Grossman — player, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end during the 1970s [ [http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/29/features/profile/gal1119.prt Printable Version ] ]
*Robert Kraft NFL franchise owner, New England Patriots
*Al Lerner NFL franchise owner, Cleveland Browns
*Randy Lerner NFL franchise owner, Cleveland Browns
*Chad Levitt - Runningback, Oakland Raiders 1997, St. Louis Rams 1999 [
*Adam R. Trovato 49ers punter, five time all pro, named 1970's all decade team, was beaten to death after screaming "nigger" in the black hole in 1978.
*Stephen Wintermute Special teams coach, Oakland Raiders 1994-199. Beaten to death by members of the black hole after screaming nigger after a punt return TD. His death prompted the formation of the "Stephen Wintermute Foundation for Incredibly Ignorant Professional Coaches". Chaired by Mark Seidel [http://www.jewishsports.org/jewishsports/detail.asp?id=171] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=309]
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*Marv Levy — coach, PFHoF [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/MarvLevy.htm] [http://www.jbuff.com/american_jewish_congress_congrat.htm] ]
*Benny Lom [ [http://jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=19] [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/BennyLom.htm] ]
*Sid Luckman — player, PFHoF, CFHoF [ [http://www.thejewishweek.com/bottom/specialcontent.php3?artid=172] ]
*Josh Miller [ [http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2004/10/05/hoffman_benefit_goes_out_a_winner_changes_at_fox_25/] [http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_157838.html] ]
*Ron Mix — player, PFHoF [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=12 Mix, Ron : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Igor Olshansky [ [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3190526,00.html] [http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?050923+nfl] ]
*Sage Rosenfels [ [http://www.jbuff.com/c082103.htm] [http://charlotte.creativeloafing.com/2004-04-21/news_cover.html] ]
*Mike Rosenthal [ [http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?050923+nfl NFL has Jewish year - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix ] ]
*Allie Sherman — former head coach of the New York Giants [ [http://jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=16] [http://www.nationalreview.com/impromptus/impromptus090203.asp] ]
*Alan Veingrad [ [http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=873557&ct=1126783 What Being Jewish Means To Me - American Jewish Committee ] ]
*Gary WoodNew York Giants quarterback [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=football&ID=310 Wood, Gary : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Lennie Friedman-OL Cleveland Browns

Golf

*Amy Alcott
*Herman Barron
*Bruce Fleisher
*Jonathan Kaye
*Cristie Kerr
*David Merkow
*Rob Oppenheim
*Corey Pavin
*Morgan Pressel

Hockey

*Gary Bettman [http://www.jcrcny.org/jhny2/pdf/about.pdf]
*Hy Buller [ [http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/98/mar12-98/sports/sports.htm] ]
*Michael Cammalleri [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=6655 JewishJournal.com ] ]
*Sara DeCosta [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=hockey&ID=43] [http://www.jwa.org/discover/throughtheyear/january/olympics/index.html] ]
*Marty Turco
*Jeff Halpern [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Jeff_Halpern.html] [http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/this_weeks_issue/sports/?content_id=922] ]
*Cecil Hart - coach of Montreal Canadiens in 1920's and 1930's
*Mike Hartman - Buffalo Sabres fighter, 1980s
*Eric Nystrom [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/news/summer02.htm] "Nystrom is the highest Jewish draft pick in NHL draft history"]
*Bobby Nystrom
*Sam Pollock - GM of Montreal Canadiens during their 1970's dynasty
*Mathieu Schneider [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/] [http://www.forward.com/issues/2002/02.04.05/fast2.html] ]
*Dan Shaffer
*Bernie Wolfe - [Washington
* [Max Segal

Motor sports

*Kenny Bernstein — drag racer [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15104 JewishJournal.com ] ]
*Paul Newman — auto racer & team owner [ [http://www.nndb.com/people/804/000022738/] "Newman self-identifies as Jewish, "because it's more of a challenge", per Earl Blackwell (1991)."]
*Peter Revson — F1 racer [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/a2mhistory.htm Jews in Sports from A to M ] ]
*Mauri Rose — Indy 500 racer
*Evan Litwack
*Steve Krisiloff

Power sports

*Isaac Berger — Olympic weightlifter (1g2s)
*Bill Goldberg — professional wrestler [http://www.forward.com/issues/1998/98.06.12/fastforward.html Jewish News, Jewish Newspapers - Forward.com ] ]
*Adam Copeland - professional wrestler
*Scott Levy — professional wrestler (Raven)
*Sid Eudy - professional wrestler
*Kevin Nash - professional wrestler
*Scott Steiner - professional wrestler
*Dean Malenko — professional wrestler [ [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/cover_may05.html The Hebrew Hulk - San Diego Jewish Journal ] ]
* Rick Singer - wrestler
* Kurt Angle - professional wrestler
* Glen Jacobs - professional wrestler
*Rory Singer - mixed martial-artist
*Amy Weisberger — powerlifter [ [http://www.forward.com/issues/1999/99.04.23/fastforward.html Jewish News, Jewish Newspapers - Forward.com ] ]
*Henry Wittenberg — Olympic wrestler (1g1s) [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Olympics.asp?sport=olympics&ID=415] [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/HenryWittenberg.htm] ]

kating

*Benjamin Agostoice dancer [ [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12012] ]
*Sasha Cohen (1984–) figure skater, the reigning U.S. National Champion and silver medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. [ [http://www.jwa.org/discover/throughtheyear/january/olympics/] "2006 Jewish-American Olympians to watch for... Ice skater Sasha Cohen" [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8027] [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0206/bloom_olympics06.php3] ]
*Loren Galler-Rabinowitz (1986–) figure skater, competes with partner David Mitchell; won the bronze medal at the 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Championships [Galler-Rabinowitz — [http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2004/12/08/news/on_the_cover/news01.txt] ]
*Melissa Gregory (1981–) figure skater, currently competes in ice dance with Denis Petukhov [ [http://www.jwa.org/discover/inthepast/infocus/olympics/] "2006 Jewish-American Olympians to watch for in Turin... Melissa Gregory" [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0206/bloom_olympics06.php3] "Gregory is the daughter of a Jewish mother and a non-practicing Catholic father. She now lives in Connecticut to train and Gregory recently spoke to the Connecticut Jewish Ledger about her religious background: "We [my brother and I] were brought up with the feeling that you have to believe in G-d. You have to believe in right and wrong. The rest they kind of left up to us. We celebrated everything-Christmas, Hanukkah, all the Jewish holidays, Easter. They taught us both traditions. Then when we got older they said whatever we chose and whatever we wanted was good with them. I identify that my heritage is Jewish. I feel proud of it.""]
*Emily Hughes (1989–) figure skater [ [http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/dhh_weblog/2006-blog/2006-01/2006-01-15-women_figureskating.htm] "Emily Hughes—whose sister Sarah won the 2002 Olympic gold medal in women's figureskating—also is Jewish."]
*Sarah Hughes — Olympic champion [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/biowomen.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/1048/edition_id/9/format/html/displaystory.html] ]
*Irving Jaffee — speed skating champion [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Publication.asp?titleID=3&current_page=383 Jews In Sports: Exhibit Page @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Jamie Silverstein (1983–) figure skater, most recently competed in ice dance with Ryan O'Meara, together capturing the Bronze medal at the 2006 United States Figure Skating Championships, also competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics [ [http://www.jwa.org/discover/inthepast/infocus/olympics/] "2006 Jewish-American Olympians to watch for in Turin! Ice dancer Jamie Silverstein"]

occer

*Jeff Agoos [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8649 JewishJournal.com ] ]
*Jonathan Bornstein (1984–) soccer defender, plays for C.D. Chivas USA of Major League Soccer [Bornstein — named as on "Jewish Sports Review Men's All-America First-Team" at [http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/020906aaa.html] ; [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16619] ""It was amazing. It was great. I loved it. It made me realize how fulfilling and enriched Jewish culture really is," Bornstein said. "So in the past couple years, I've felt more Jewish than ever." His father is Jewish and his mother is a non-Jew from Mexico. Bornstein grew up celebrating Passover and Rosh Hashanah with relatives. He did not have a bar mitzvah, and he doesn't consider himself observant. The Maccabiah experience was a way for him to connect with Judaism."]
*Dan Calichman [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/news/winter0001.htm Winter News ] ]
*Benny Feilhaber (1985–) professional soccer player, plays for Derby County in the Barclays Premier League (England) [Feilhaber — [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16619] "Outside of my UCLA teammate Benny Feilhaber, I never really thought there were other high-class Jewish soccer players out there"]
*Don Garber — commissioner [ [http://www.ajhs.org/reference/jews_sport.cfm AJHS: Archive of American Jews in Sports ] ]
*Eddy Hamel - played for Ajax of Amsterdam, killed by Nazis
*Shep Messing [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/photographs.asp?sport=soccer&ID=16 Messing, Shep : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Dave Sarachan [ [http://www.mlsnet.com Major League Soccer: Home: The Official Site of Major League Soccer ] ]
*Sara Whalen [ [http://www.womensoccer.com/refs/wsports/wis-whalen_14feb03.html Women In Sports ] ]
*Ethan Zohn [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7985 JewishJournal.com ] ]

wimming

*Tiffany Cohen — Olympic swimmer (2g) [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/Tiffany_Cohen.html] ]
*Anthony Ervin — Olympic swimmer (1g1s) [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/olympics.htm Jews in the Olympics ] ]
*Lenny Krayzelburg — Olympic swimmer (4g) [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/profiles/krayzelburg.htm Lenny Krayzelburg ] ]
*Jason Lezak — Olympic swimmer (4g1s2b) [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/medalists.htm] [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/040813/olympics.shtml] ]
*Keena Rothhammer — Olympic swimmer (1g1b)
*Mark Spitz (1972–) Olympic swimmer (9g1s1b), Germany [Spitz — [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/MarkSpitz.htm] "Spitz became the first Jewish recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award..."]
*Dara Torres — Olympic swimmer (4g4s4b) [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/1574889516/ Amazon.com: Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 4th Edition: Books: Joseph M. Siegman ] ]
*Garrett Weber-Gale - Olympic swimmer (2g)
*Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner - Olympic swimmer (1g)
*Evan Lee Wong - Famous Air Force Lead Lifeguard. (12g)

Tennis and racquet sports

*Brad Gilbert — tennis player & coach [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1:97212885/Brad+Gilbert+talks+with+Post+about+Israel,+tennis,+Andy,+and+Andre.html?refid=SEO This article is unavailable - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Justin Gimelstob — tennis player
*Paul Goldstein (1976–) tennis player who turned professional in 1998 [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/9020/edition_id/171/format/html/displaystory.html] ""He knows he's Jewish and the values are there with him," said Clark Goldstein, Paul's father."]
*Brian Gottfried — tennis player [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/BrianGottfried.htm Brian Gottfried ] ]
*Alex Molotsky
*Jim Grabb - doubles tennis player. US Open and French Open Winner. Finalist Wimbledon
*Marty Hogan — racquetball player [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/MartyHogan.htm] [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/HallYear.htm] ]
*Aaron Krickstein — tennis player [ [http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/01/july12-01/sports/sports2.htm] ]
*Victor Niederhoffer — squash player [ [http://www.squashtalk.com/profiles/niederhoffer.htm Victor Niederhoffer Hall of Fame Profile ] ]
*Shahar Pe'er
*Richard Savitt — tennis player [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=tennis&ID=43 Savitt, Dick : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Mike Yellen — racquetball player
*Harold Solomon — top 10 player in early 1970'sVictor Seixas, US Open Tennis Champion 1950's

Track and Field

*Steven Mamczasz - Former World Record Holder - 400m(44.63)-1936 Olympic Games Gold Medalist
*Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (née Tarnopolskaya) - 100 meters silver medalist in Athens 1997, 200 golden medalist in Athens 1997.
*Gerald Ashworth — World record holder — 100 yards, 100 meters — 1964 Olympic track athlete-gold medal
*Louis Clarke — Olympic gold medal, 4X100-meter relay
*Lillian Copeland — 1932 Olympic gold medalist in the discus
*Hugo Friend — long jump, Olympic bronze medal
*James Fuchs — shot put, Olympic bronze medal
*Daniel Frank — long jump, Olympic silver medal
*Marty Glickman — Sprinter/Football Player/Sportscaster [ [http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/olympics/zcd068a.htm Jews and the Games ] ]
*Milton Green — was the world record holder in the high hurdles in the 1930's. He was considered sure to make the Olympic team in 1936, but chose not to participate in protest of the event being held in Nazi Germany.
*Doug Heir — Paralympic athlete (6g2s2b) [ [http://jewishsportshalloffame.com/Hebrew/JSHF/Maccabi_Union.htm] ]
*Charles Jacobs — Bronze medal, Olympic pole vault
*Deena Kastor — long-distance runner [ [http://www.thejc.com/Home.aspx?ParentId=m16s102&AId=43370&ATypeId=1&secid=02&prev=true The Jewish Chronicle ] ]
*Abel Kiviat — middle-distance runner [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/AbelKiviat.htm Abel Kiviat ] ]
*Margaret Bergmann Lambert — US Champion in high jump, 1937-38, and shotput, 1938. Gretel Bergmann, a Jew from Laupheim, Germany, was one of the leading high jumpers in Europe, destined for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. After the rise of Hitler, she (like all German Jews) was barred from sporting events that included non-Jewish athletes. This led to her emigration, in 1934, to England, where she won the British high jump championship in 1935. On the same day, she learned that, to avoid retribution on her family from the Nazis, she would be forced to return to Germany to train with other Olympic candidates — part of an attempt by Germany to avoid an international boycott of the games. Bergmann trained with the German Olympic team until two weeks before the games, tying the German record in high jump in the process — then received a letter dropping her from the team, supposedly for subpar performance. The following year, Bergmann emigrated to New York, where she excelled in track & field until stopping her career with the onset of World War II. Still living in New York, she is the subject of the frequently aired HBO documentary "Hitler's Pawn." [ [http://www.jewsinsports.org/Olympics.asp?sport=olympics&ID=2 Uc_Hilal : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum ] ]
*Alvah Meyer — Silver medal, 100 meter dash, 1912 Olympics
*Lon Myers — 19th century running champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/LonMyers.htm] [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=599166&contrassID=15] ]
*Myer Prinstein — Olympic jumper (4g1s) [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/MyerPrinstein.htm] [http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/prinsteinmyer.shtml] ]
*Steve Seymour — javelin throw, Olympic Silver medal

Miscellaneous Sports

*Brett Loree - All-Israeli Basketweaving triple All-Star. Longest World Champion streak (1963-1976) Record of most baskets woven in one hour still stands at 16
*Lewis Abelson - All-American in water polo at City College of New York and member of school's Hall of Fame
* Kevin Nash - professional wrestler
*Jeremy Bloom — Olympic skier/model/NFL football player
*Walter Blum — jockey [ [http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/infopages/Famous_Jewish_Celebrity.php Celebrity Jewish Speakers - Famous Jews in Sports Jewish Athletes ] ]
*Sidney Franklin — bullfighter [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1:88998374/My+son,+the+bullfighter%3B+100th+anniversary+of+birth+of+Sidney+Franklin,+the+greatest+(and+probably+the+only)+Jewish+bullfighter.html?refid=SEO This article is unavailable - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Mitch Gaylord — gymnast [ [http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakerbio/Mitch_Gaylord.php Mitch Gaylord Speaker Bio - Find booking agent contact to book top speakers bureau and celebrities ] ]
*Alan Gelfand — skateboarder, inventor of the ollie [ [http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=1641] ]
*Bill Goldberg — professional wrestler [ [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/92/story_9271_1.html] "The man who made his name as a Jewish pro wrestler talks about his recent religious awakening"]
*Willie Harmatz was a jockey in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a nephew of the owners of the famous New York restaurant "Ratner's". [ [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/horsehistory.htm Jews In Horse Racing ] ]
*Adam Copeland - professional wrestler
*Vic Hershkowitz — handball champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/VictorVicHershkowitz.htm Victor “Vic” Hershkowitz ] ]
*Marshall Holman — bowling champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/biopages/MarshallHolman.html] [http://www.jewishsports.com/jewsin/history/a2mhistory.htm] ]
*Jimmy Jacobs — handball champion, boxing coach [ [http://www.jewishsports.org/html/inductees__j__0.html] [http://www.jewsinsports.org/profile.asp?sport=bullfighting&ID=8] ]
*Mark Roth — bowling champion [ [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/MarkRoth.htm Mark Roth ] ]
*Kerri Strug — gymnast [ [http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Loge/3686/strug.html] [http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/KerriStrug.htm] ]
*Jarrod Morgenstern — beach volleyball player [ [http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/jul/12/6sports_video_ku_volleyball_squad_hoping_return_nc/ LJWorld.com / 6Sports video: KU volleyball squad hoping for return to NCAA Tourney ] ]
*Jenny Hahn - dancer
*Glen Jacobs - professional wrestler
*Ian Stockstill - curler, winner of the 2002 WCA Curling Championship in Lublin, Poland
*Brian Davidoff - 2003 Dart Trowing World Champion, creator of the B-Doff line of throwing darts
*Scott Levy - professional wrestler
*Jason Franklin - Ranked #1 in world in sweeping in Professional Curling [ [http://www.usacurl.org/] ]

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