OUTDOOR POOLS CLOSED, Thursday, June 8, due to the poor air quality that is not safe for our members or staff.  Please check the JCC Aquatics Hotline before coming in on inclement weather and poor air quality days at 410.559.3530.  

Shabbat candle lighting: 8:12pm

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 take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00pm at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. 

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We are excited to announce this year’s 2023 Inductees

Rhea Feikin
Herbert S. Garten
Lowell R. Glazer
Rabbi Israel M. Goldman z”l
Beth & Harold z”l Goldsmith
Sol Levinson Funeral Home
Dr. Morton I. Rapoport
Louis “Buddy” Sapolsky z”l
Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein
Leonard Stoler

z”l deceased

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

Dor l’dor Society (Generation to Generation)
Lowell Glazer and Family
Goldsmith Family Foundation
LifeBridge Health

Shorashim (Roots)
Sol Levinson Funeral Home
The Garten Family

Etz (Tree)
T. Rowe Price

Anafim (Branch)
First National Bank

Alim (Leaves)
Acme Paper, Ron & Stephanie Attman; Julie & Andy Attman
Harriet & Jimmy Berg & Family
Bienenfeld Family
Boguslaw/Sapolsky Family
Randi & Darrell Braman
Catherine & David Max
Beth & Jon Mayers
Larry Plant & Family
Elise & Stuart Rubenstein
Laura & Jason Rubenstein & RKW Law Group
Gail & Boogie Weinglass

Geshem (Rain)
American Pro Services
Phyllis & Leonard Attman 
 & Family
A&G Management
The Blavatt Family
Rebecca & Joe DeMattos
Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family 
 Charitable Funds
James Scharff, Concrete 
 Construction Services
 & Laury & Lewis Scharff
Jenny & Keith Shapiro
Kathy & Sandy Shapiro

Chaverim (Friends)
Randi & John Buergenthal
Cory & Barak Hermann
Maryland Public Television
Betsy & Lou Narrow
Melissa & Richard Peters
MOI, Carol & David Noel

Tomach (Supporter)
Continental Realty Corporation
Barb & Neil Demchick
Sherri & Dennis Dorman
Eastern Savings Bank
Jennifer Feikin & Danny Feikin
Diane & Scott Gensler
Nancy & Marc Gertner
Joanie & David Greenberg
Barbara & Michael Hettleman
Tammy & Fred Heyman, Bennett 
 & Heyman, PA 
Caren & Bruce Hoffberger
Barri & Eric Kass
Vivian & Bob Manekin 
Joseph Meyerhoff II
Rheda Becker & Bob Meyerhoff
Stephanie & Eric Nislow
The Lois Rosenfield Caring Fund at 
   Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Alexa & Elliot Grossman, Amy & 
 Bob Pollokoff, Heidi & Richard Topaz
Aaron & Debbie Rapoport & Family 
Rosalie Rapoport & Family
Powers Companies
Esther Greenberg & Jeff Rubin
Annette & Michael Saxon
Naami & Yanky Schorr
Maryland Athletics & the Terrapin Club
Tammy & Adam Fried, Ilene & 
 Alvin Powers, Nancy & Todd Tilson, 
 and Suzanne & Scott Tilson
University of Maryland Greenebaum 
 Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Maryland R Adams 
 Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical System
University of Maryland Medical Center

Ma’a’reitz (Fans)
Beth El Congregation
Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools
Delegate Jon S. Cardin
The Classic Catering People
Judy & Arnie Horwich
Judy Jacobson
Len Stoler Automotive
Shelley Hendler & Scott Lever
Jessica & David Lunken
Scott Nawy
Chana Weinstock & Ellie Neuberger
Katie Cook & Max Reamer
The Zolet Lenet & Fink Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Elise & Josh Steinharter
The Pittsburgh Boys
Samuel I. (Sandy) Rosenberg
Sheppard Pratt
Barbara & Larry Getlan, 
 Gary Abrams & Randi Klaff, 
 Allen & Jennifer Mansion, 
 Stephanie & Andrew Sporkin, and
 Melissa & Kevin Wachs
Blumi & Brett Weil
Melanie & Lorne Yasbin
Howard Zuckerman

Media Sponsor
Baltimore Banner

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 Stoler Early Learning Center, 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 $300,000 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 egreenberg@jcc.org.

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, and we will review for consideration.

Any questions, please contact Esther Hyatt Greenberg, Chief Advancement Officer, at egreenberg@jcc.org

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.