"To some people I guess I represent some kind of hero. Sure, it would be best if people would say "That's Ron Mix, a human being who made good." But until that time in history comes around, I'm proud when they say, "There's Ron Mix,a  Jewish football player who made good." I'm Jewish and I think in many ways it is a  great advantage being born to a minority faith because it instills in you a desire to prove that you're just as good as anyone else. And that is why the Jews are represented far beyond their numbers in all of the major fields. the biggest influence...being born Jewish was  wanting to show because of obvious discrimination that I was as good as anyone else, and  the ethic of stressing education and family brings stability."

-Ron Mix, 2008 Inductee
"Be proud of your Jewish heritage and never forget where you came from."
-Ernie Grunfeld, 1993 Inductee

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to honoring Jewish individuals that have distinguished themselves in the field of sports. The objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics.

In a world where stereotype and prejudice have not yet been eradicated, the Hall of Fame reminds us of heroes of the courts and playing fields, who have emerged from a people not commonly associated with sports.

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is located at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, with plaques honoring those inducted on permanent display.

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