JDC Hall of Fame Inductees

One of the highlights of past conferences is the announcement of inductees to the NCJD/JDC Hall of Fame. Those honored are chosen in categories of religion, general leadership, professional, and sports by a panel comprised of presidents of JDC affiliates, NCJD/JDC officers and past presidents, and the Hall of Fame committee. Hall of Famers are Jewish Deaf men and women whose involvement and accomplishments provide a role model for members of the Jewish Deaf community. Hall of Fame ran from 1986-2005.



Year

1986

Awards and Names

General Leadership

  • GERALD “BUMMY BURSTEIN (CA)
  • SOLOMON DEITCH (IL)
  • MAX FRIEDMAN {NY)
  • DR. MARCUS L. KENNER (NY)
  • DR. DAVID PEIKOFF (MD)
  • DR. FREDERICK C. SCHREIBER (MD)
  • BERNARD TEITELBAUM (NY)
  • CELIA B. WARSHAWSKY (IL)
  • LEONARD B. WARSHAWSKY (IL)

Religion

  • DR. ALEXANDER FLEISCHMAN (FL)
  • PHILIP HANOVER (NY)
  • ALVIN KLUGMAN (CA)
  • MEYER LIEF (NY)MAX LUBIN (NY)
  • ANNA PLAPINGER (NY)
  • NATHAN SCHWARTZ (NY)
  • ALTON SILVER (IL)

Professional

  • JULIUS RAKOW (CT)

Sports

  • DR. ART KRUGER (MD)
  • JOSEPH WORZEL (NY)

1988

General Leadership

  • IRA LERNER (FL)
  • DAVID LUDWIG BLOCH (NY)
  • DR. SAMUEL A. BLOCK (IL)
  • DR. BERNARD BRAGG (MD)

Religion

  • BETSY S. BLUMENTHAL (MD)
  • KENNTH STANLEY ROTHSCHILD (NY)

Sports

  • DR. HERMAN CAHEN (OH)
  • DR. SIMON J. CARMEL (NY)

1990

General Leadership

  • MARGE KLUGMAN (CA)
  • DR. LAWRENCE NEWMAN (CA)

Professional

  • DR. JAY BASCH (PA)
  • ALEXANDER PACH (NY)
  • DR. DEBORAH MERANSKI (MD)

Religion

  • SHELDON BLUMENTHAL (MD)
  • CATHERINE “KITTY” EBIN (NY)
  • SAM COHEN (NY)

1992

Leader

  • DR. T. ALAN HURWITZ (NY)
  • DR. HARVEY CORSON (CT)

Religion

  • BESS HYMAN (CA)

1994

Leader

  • EVELYN ZOLA (CA)
  • PHILIP BRAVIN (NY)

Professional

  • DR. ROSLYN “ROZ” ROSEN (MD)
  • JULIUS & HARRIET WIGGINS (NY)

Religion

  • DOROTHY PAKULA (NY)
  • HERB SCHREIBER (NV)
  • BARRY STRASSLER (MD)

1996

Leader

  • ISADORE ZISMAN (DC)
  • DR. MARTIN STERNBERG (NY)

Religion

  • SALLY (SYLVIA) AUERBACH (NY)

Sports

  • NORMAN FINKELSTEIN (FL)
  • HARRY M. JACOBS (CA)

1998

General Leadership

  • MYRON GOLDMAN (CA & NV)
  • RICHARD (RED) MYERS (NYC)
  • LAWRENCE YOLLES (MILW)
  • MARTIN FLORSHEIM, ED. D. (NY)
  • I. LEE BRODY (NJ)

Religion

  • RABBI FRED FRIEDMAN (MD)
  • SHIRLEY N. LERNER (NYC & FL)
  • STEPHEN BRENNER (MD)
  • BEN ESTRIN (MD)

Sports

  • RICHARD S. BALK (IL)
  • RONALD STERN (CA)

2001

General Leadership

  • DR. LEON AUERBACH (MD)
  • MAX M. RAY (LA)
  • ALFRED SONNENSTRAHL (NY & MD)

Religion

  • DR. BABARA BOYD (CA)
  • IRVIN FRIEDMAN (CA)
  • CECIL A. WEINSTOCK (NY)

Professional

  • JOE DANNIS (CA)
  • DR. HARVEY GOODSTEIN (MD)

Sports

  • SHARON ANN DROR (CA)
  • DANNY FINE (NY & FL)

2003

Religion Leader

  • FRED AND EILEEN KATZ (NY)

2005

Religion Leader

  • BEN FINKIN (NY)
  • DAVID BALACALER (CA)

Professional

  • MORTON A. FELDMAN (PA)

Sports

  • ALBERT BERKE (AK)

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