Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    closed -
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 6:01pm
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Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    closed -
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 6:01pm

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Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame

Established in 2008, the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame (HOF) honors and celebrates Jewish Marylanders who have initiated and led change in the fields of science, education, business, medicine, law, politics, community service, sports and the arts.  These prominent individuals may not have been nominated specifically for their work in the Jewish community, but reflect the universal Jewish value of making the world a better place.

The event also raises money for need-based scholarships for children and families to participate in JCC programs including early childhood, special needs, JCamps, JCC Maccabi Experience, and Kids Center — our after school care programs. Our goal is to never turn away any child or teen because of a family’s financial constraints.

Mazel Tov to our 2017 Inductees
Harry Attman*
Senator Ben Cardin
Howard E. Friedman
Jonathan W. Kolker
Susan Leviton
Rabbi Morris Lieberman*
Governor Marvin Mandel*
Zipora Schorr
Shale Stiller
*deceased

This event is attended by more than 350 of our community’s top business and civic leaders, including the leadership and decision makers from the JCC and The Associated. 

How the HOF Honorees are Selected

Nominations were collected from participants throughout the community. A 20-member Selection Committee met for several months to discuss the nominations and vote in a series of blind ballots.

Specific Nominee Criteria:

  • Is Jewish
  • Should have made a difference to Baltimore and/or to the world
  • Is someone who has left a “mark” in his/her field or profession
  • May be living or deceased
  • Is residing or has resided in the Baltimore metropolitan area

Think someone should be recognized? Download and complete the HOF Nomination Form.

Past Hall of Fame Honorees 

2015
2013
2011
2009
2008

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Friends of Howard Friedman
Ali Abduljabbar, Gabe Doran, Ben Eilers, Jon Gold, David Greenberg, David James, Eric Posner, Chad Power, David Shane
Klein Enterprises
The Kolker Hallock Saxon Family
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Venable LLP
Heritage Toyota Owings Mills