The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: יד לאיש הספורט היהודי) was opened July 7, 1981 in Netanya, Israel. It honors Jewish athletes and their accomplishments from anywhere around the world.
It is located at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport. It has inducted over 300 athletes and sportspersons representing 25 countries. The Hall elects new honorees each year, with submissions due December 1 for votes for the following year.
The Hall was founded by Joseph M. Siegman, a television producer and writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. He chaired the Hall from 1981 to 1989, and later served as chairman of its Selection Committee.
The IJSHoF is separate from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, an American hall of fame that honors only American Jews.
The Pillar of Achievement recognizes Jewish men and women who have made significant contributions to sports and to the world community through sports.
In 1992, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame initiated its Lifetime Achievement Award which has been awarded annually honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.