The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame/Yad Le'ish Hasport Hayehudi was formally inaugurated on July 7, 1981. Its predecessor, the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, was founded in the United States in May 1979. The original Hall of Fame included only American honorees. The International Hall of Fame honors athletes and sportsmen and sportswomen throughout the world.
The purpose of the IJSHOF is to honor Jewish
men and women, worldwide, who have accomplished extraordinary achievements
in sports and to recognize other Jewish men and women, through
its Pillar of Achievement, who have made significant contributions
to society through sports. In addition, its Lifetime Achievement
Award annually honors those individuals who have made significant
contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.
Elections to the IJSHOF are made annually. Announcements
of each election are made on about December 1st for the succeeding
year. Anyone can submit nominations to the IJSHOF. They should
be made to the Executive Director, IJSHOF, Wingate Institute, Wingate
Post Office, 42902 Israel. All submissions of nominations should
be accompanied by as much support information about the candidate(s)
as is available.
The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
is a "partnership" between the Wingate Institute for
Physical Education and Sports and some of the world's leading sports
authorities, and interested, active and philanthropic Jews.
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