THE INTERNATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME
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 honours athletes and sportsmen throughout the world.
The purpose of the I.J.S.H.O.F. is to honour Jewish men and women, worldwide, who have accomplished extraordinary achievements in sports and to recognize other Jewish men and women who have made significant contributions to society through sports.
The I.J.S.H.O.F.is governed by its International Executive Board (IEB). The guiding principle of the I.J.S.H.O.F. is: "The Deeds of the Past Shall Inspire the Achievements of the Future."
Elections to the Hall of Fame are conducted by the International Selection Committee (I.S.C.) Names of ISC members are not publicly disclosed (other than the sitting chairman), but each individual on the ISC is an international or national authority (in his/her country) on sports past and/or present. They operate as an autonomous group, and as such the ISC considers all nominations independently of the IEB (and any other body), delivering its final decisions based upon its own determinations.
There are two basic categories of honorees within the I.J.S.H.O.F. (1) those elected to athletic excellence, and other special instances - the ISC determines situations of "special instances" - and (2) those elected to the Pillar of Achievement for specific contributions to sports and/or society via sports.
Elections to the I.J.S.H.O.F. are made annually, with no more than ten honorees named in any calendar year. Announcements of each election are made on or about December 1, for the succeeding year.
Anyone can submit nominations to the I.J.S.H.O.F. These should be made to the Executive Director,- International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame - Wingate Institute, Netanya 42902 ISRAEL. Tel: *972-9-8639550
All submissions of nominations should be accompanied by as much support information on the candidate(s) as is available.