Nomination

After you review the people, places and events that have already been honored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, we welcome your nomination of a future honorees of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Year

Honoree

Description

Sculptor

1969

Judah Magnes (1877-1948)

Founder Hebrew University

Ries

1970

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Theoretical physicist

Russin

1971

Louis Brandeis (1856-1941)

Supreme Court Justice

Wiener

1972

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Composer, pianist

Russin

1973

Haym Salomon (1740-1785)

Patriot, businessman

Vincze

1974

Herbert Lehman (1878-1963)

Public servant

Schnier

1975

Gershom Seixas (1745-1816)

Patriotic rabbi

Wiener

1976

Henrietta Szold (1860-1945)

Founder Hadassah Hospital

Wiener

1977

Touro Synagogue (1763)

Oldest extant synagogue

Ries

1978

Golda Meir (1898-1978)

Israel Prime Minister

Wiener

1979

Levi Strauss (1829-1902)

Clothing manufacturer

Reed

1980

Jonas Salk (1914-1995)

Developer of polio vaccine

Reed

1981

Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869)

Educator, philanthropist

Wiener

1982

Isaac Stern (b.1920)

Violin virtuoso

Wiener

1983

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)

"Statue of Liberty" poet

Wiener

1984

Isaac B. Singer (1904-1991)

Nobel laureate writer

Russin

1985

Adolph Ochs (1858-1935)

NY Times publisher

Wiener

1986

Abravanel, Zacuto, Santangel

Jews who helped Columbus

Vincze

1987

Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938)

Supreme Court Justice

Wiener

1988

Uriah P. Levy (1792-1862)

Commodore US Navy

Reed

1989

Benny Goodman (1909-1966)

Clarinetist, "King of Swing"

Somogyi

1990

Dr. Bela Schick (1877-1967)

Developed test for diphtheria

Wiener

1991

Hank Greenberg (1911-1986)

Baseball Hall of Famer

Reed

1992

Columbus (1492)

Expulsion of Jews

Vincze

1993

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Conductor, composer, teacher

Somogyi

1994

Ernestine Rose (1810-1892)

Advocate for women's rights

Wiener

1995

Elie Wiesel (b. 1928)

Writer, lecturer, humanitarian

Shagin

1996

Houdini (1874-1926)

Magician, escape artist

Reed

1997

Barbra Streisand (b. 1942)

Singer, actress, director

Shagin

1998

Strauses, Sarnoff (1912)

Titanic tragedy

Shagin

1999

Asser Levy (1654)

First Jews in America

Shagin

2000

Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

Playwright, author

Somogyi

2001 Bess Myerson (b. 1924) Miss America, public servant Shagin
2002 Leopold Karpeles (1838-1909) Medal of Honor recipient Shagin
2003/4 Gompers (1850-1924) & Hillman (1887-1946) Labor leaders Worth
2005 Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal (1918-2007) World War II Flying “Ace” Licaretz
2006 Lillian Wald (1867-1940) Founder Visiting Nurse Service Janssen
2007 Moe Berg (1902-1972) Baseball player, American spy Daub
2008 Milton Berle (1908-2002) "Mr. Television," comedian, actor Daub
2010 Barney Ross (1909-1967) Boxing champion, war hero Daub
2011 Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) Biochemist, Nobel Prize winner Altshuler
2012 Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785-1851) Journalist, diplomat, Zionist Daub

Annual mintages have ranged from 200-950 bronze medals, 75-440 pure silver medals, and 7-50 gold medals. The uniquely shaped rounded trapezoidal medals are over 2" in diameter, while the round medals (by Vincze) are 2 1/4". They weigh about 2 - 3 oz. each, and are individually serial numbered on the edge. Funds raised through the sales of the limited edition Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals help fund educational programs at non-profit Jewish organizations. You are invited to support this worthy project by visiting our gift shop.


 

 
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