David Kramer at the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY [Photo: JCC member who had never seen the display, 2/5/20]
Many — if not most — of the exercisers hurrying to and from the JCC’s upstairs fitness room probably only glance at the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame display. Today, I took a closer at this modest but fascinating installation.
In various roles — sportscaster, coaches, doctor, executive — six Hall of Fame members appear in Talker of the Town. (below)Along with names of Hall of Fame Inductees and Les Harrison Youth Award winners, the display includes a search monitor allowing viewers to take a Rochester sports historical journey — replete with narratives, images and newspaper clippings — from Selig “Jap” Apperman in 1963 to Jeremy Glick in 2019.
As described on the Hall website:
Since its beginning in 1962, the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY has recognized outstanding achievement in athletics and sports for this community’s citizens. The span of members inducted over the years have served to link the generations of local men and women, both past and present who have excelled in competition, or have displayed extraordinary athletic leadership skills. Several inductees have achieved special international fame and national prominence, yet all inductees have respectfully brought honor and are a source of pride to the Rochester Jewish community’s identity by their image and performance.
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