The nomination process is dependent on several qualifying factors

  • The JSHoF Executive Committee pursues information on existing websites, publications, and media outlets to identify Jews, who in their capacity as athletes, have achieved prominence.
  • These individuals have performed on championship teams or have been honored with awards which certify them as worthy of recognition.
  • Nominees may be living or deceased individuals whose athletic careers have been played primarily in Northern California.
  • Individuals who have made significant financial contributions to athletic facilities on Northern California college campuses are also considered.
  • The JSHoF Executive Committee presents its final nominations to the Northern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
  • Honored individuals are inducted at the annual installation ceremony and banquet.
Mensch Award

The Mensch award is presented to an athlete not of the Jewish faith, who epitomizes the ancient Hebrew concept “tikkun olam” to repair the world through generosity and charitable service to the community at large.