Shabbat candle lighting: 6:28pm

Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame

Established in 2008, the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame (HOF) honors and celebrates Jewish Marylanders who have initiated and led change in the fields of science, education, business, medicine, law, politics, community service, sports and the arts. These prominent individuals may not have been nominated specifically for their work in the Jewish community; however, they reflect the universal Jewish value of making the world a better place.

The event raises money for need-based scholarships for children and families to participate in JCC programs including early childhood, abilities & inclusion programming, J Camps, JCC Maccabi, and membership. Our goal is to never turn away any child or teen because of a family’s financial constraints.

Stay tuned for the 2021 date.

Make donation online: If you were unable to attend the Baltimore Hall of Fame, please consider a tax-deductible donation to support financial assistance for children, teens and families at the JCC. Donate Now

For sponsorship opportunities contact Esther Greenberg at 410.559.3545 or email

Mazel Tov to our 2019 Inductees
Dr. Henry Brem
Mark Greenberg
Dr. Barbara R. Heller
David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn*
Rebecca A. Hoffberger
Mark K. Joseph
Fabian Homer Kolker*
Paul Miller
Rabbi Samuel Rosenblatt*

Past Hall of Fame Honorees 


How the HOF Honorees are Selected

Nominations are collected from participants throughout the community and evaluated by the Selection Committee.

Specific Nominee Criteria:

  • Is Jewish
  • Should have made a difference to Baltimore and/or to the world
  • Is someone who has left a “mark” in his/her field or profession
  • May be living or deceased
  • Is residing or has resided in the Baltimore metropolitan area

Think someone should be recognized? Download and complete the HOF Nomination Form.

The JCC is dedicated to ensuring that people of all abilities are welcome and included in everything that we have to offer. Please let us know if you or your loved one needs accommodations to take part in any of our programs or events, and we will do our best to make it happen. Please contact Sara Rubinstein,