Parking, Pool and Gym access at Owings Mills J:  Parking on the right side of the building (by Gordon Center) will be limited Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. ALSO this Sunday, Feb.5:  the Glazer "wood" gym and the Indoor Pool will be closed from 12:00-7:00pm.  Please plan ahead.

Shabbat candle lighting: 5:11pm

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; however, they reflect the universal Jewish value of making the world a better place. Inductions are held biennially. 

This year’s event will be virtual and take place on Thursday, May 13 at 7pm.  We plan to make it as elegant and memorable for our participants as possible. 

We are excited to announce this year’s 2021 inductees

Leonard J. Attman
Phyllis Brotman, z”l
David S. Cordish
Judge Karen “Chaya” Friedman
Jerold C. Hoffberger, z”l
Linda A. Hurwitz
Philip E. Klein, z”l
Neil M. Meltzer
Dr. Paul A. Offit
Marc Platt
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

z”l deceased



In addition to recognizing the achievements of our honorees, the event also raises money for financial assistance for children and families to participate in JCC programs including early childhood, abilities & inclusion programming, J Camps, JCC Maccabi, and membership. Our goal is to never turn away any child or teen because of a family’s financial constraints.

Make a donation online: 
If you are unable to attend the Baltimore Hall of Fame, please consider a tax-deductible donation to support financial assistance for children, teens, and families at the JCC.  Every year the JCC provides more than $575,000 in need-based scholarships.  This supports more than 700 families in our community. 


For additional information about purchasing links, ads or sponsorship opportunities contact Esther Greenberg at 410.559.3545 or email

Past Hall of Fame Honorees 


How the HOF Honorees are Selected

Nominations are collected from participants throughout the community and evaluated by the Selection Committee.

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

Wanted: Future nominees for the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame

The JCC continues to identify potential nominees for the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame from all categories including arts & culture, business, community service, education, medicine, science, politics/law, and sports.  If you have a friend, relative, or colleague whom you believe fulfills the specific nominee criteria listed below, please feel free to complete the online form

We will review for consideration for the 2023 Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame.  Any question, please email Esther Hyatt Greenberg, Chief Advancement Officer at

The JCC is dedicated to ensuring that people of all abilities are welcome and included in everything that we have to offer. Please let us know if you or your loved one needs accommodations to take part in any of our programs or events, and we will do our best to make it happen.