Sports Night of Champions brings together Jewish athletic icons, local legends, and the members of our community to celebrate our deep impact in the world of sports: not only in New Jersey, but around the globe.
Since the founding of the New Jersey Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2019, the event has also featured the induction ceremony of three classes of prominent leaders and athletic standouts with a connection to the state. Thanks to the generosity of our community, this event has raised over $500,000 for scholarships at the JCC since its inception five years ago.
In addition to the Hall of Fame ceremony, the evening’s festivities include:
- The presentation of the Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Awards to one female and one male high school senior from Bergen County, who will each be presented with a $5,400 college scholarship in recognition of their excellence in sports, academics and in their communities. These generous scholarships have been made possible by The Joseph and Arlene Taub Foundation in memory of Joseph Taub z”l.
- New in 2022: The Hall of Fame Board of Governors will present two $1,800 college scholarships to the New Jersey JCC Scholar-Athletes of the Year. From a pool of nominees from each of the thirteen JCC’s in the state, the board will select a male and a female student-athlete who, in addition to athletic and academic excellence, represent the Hall of Fame’s emphasis on community service, leadership and character.
- A live auction with spectacular items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and a reverse auction; both supporting financial assistance to individuals and families in need of our JCC’s programs and services. Each year, we distribute over $1.9 million in scholarships for these members of our community.
A cocktail reception with stadium-style foods and other sports-themed activities complete the evening.
“Every year, our Sports Night exceeds our expectations as a high-energy fundraiser that fills us with pride, knowing we can help countless children, families and seniors in need in our community,” says JCC CEO Jordan Shenker. “The New Jersey Jewish Sports Hall of Fame substantially adds to our pride, as it allows us to honor both living and deceased leaders in our community who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to sports, their Jewish identity, and the desire to inspire the next generation when it comes to both sports and sportsmanship.”
The event co-founders are JoJo Rubach and Jeff Levitt, leading a committee that includes Kenny Albert, Noah Garden, Jeff Kurtz, Steven Rogers, Danny Rubin, Craig Silver, Gordon A. Uehling III, Tracy Wolfson and Barry Zeller.
For more information contact Alyssa Schiffman at 201.408.1429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.