Hall of Fame Inductees


The most recent Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame was held on the 11th of November 2012. The following members of our sporting community were inducted:

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame was 1st held in 1999 with guest Kieren Perkins.

Inducted in 1999

Myer Rosenblum (dec'd) - Rugby / Tennis / Athletics - the oldest living Wallaby at the time of the event
Lou Rose MBE (dec'd) - The Father of Maccabi
Max Pazaky (dec'd) - Boxing Administrator
John Stark - Olympic Swimmer
Mikki Hrschl (dec'd) - Weightlifter

The next Hall of Fame was held in 2003 with Susie O'Neil - fresh from the Athens Olympics - as our guest on the night.

Inducted in 2003

Michael Wrublewski OAM (dec'd) - Administrator and famous for the growth of the National Basketball League
Tom York OAM - Dual Olympic and Maccabi Administrator
Peter Fuzes - Australian and Hakoah Goalkeeper
David Emanuel - Wallaby International

Several Teams of the Century were inducted in 2003. Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Cricket. The Cricket Team were hailed as the outstanding Team of the Century.

Inducted in 2007

Albert Aaron Rosenfeld

1908 KANGAROO, ENGLISH RUGBY STAR

THE only Jewish player on the inaugural rugby league tour of England in 1908, the late Albert Aaron Rosenfeld became one of England?s greatest ever players.

Born in 1885 to a Jewish tailor, Rosenfeld played for the eastern suburbs rugby league team before the famous 1908 Kangaroo tour.

Although he wasn?t a star on tour, playing only one of the three test matches, he was part of the Australian team that was defeated by Huddersfield.

As the tour continued, Rosenfeld fell in love with a young girl from Huddersfield and stayed in England following the tour to marry the young woman.

The 175cm tall winger played in the English competition from 1909 to 1924, playing most of his games for Huddersfield.

To this day, Rosenfeld holds the record for the most number of tries scored in one single season, scoring 80 tries in the 1913-14 season.

Rosenfeld was one of nine players inducted into England?s Rugby League Hall of Fame when it first opened in 1988.

In 2006, Rosenfeld, who passed away in England in 1970, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

TOM GOLDMAN O.A.M.

MACCABIAH VETERAN

Tom has given over 40 years of dedicated service to the Jewish Community through his devotion to Maccabi. His services to Maccabi and the wider community have been recognised with a Queens Honour, an order of Australia (O.A.M). He has also been honoured with life membership of both Maccabi NSW and Maccabi Australia. It is only fitting that he is now inducted into the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame.

Supported always by his wife, Di, and family, Tom Goldman OAM has stamped his mark on this organisation and continues today to work tirelessly for a better Maccabi. A Maccabi (or JASA) member in his youth, Tom ventured to Israel for a Maccabiah for the first time in 1969. The lasting impression of walking into the packed stadium was the catalyst for a lifetime devotion to a cause he truly loves. And he has friends he made that year that are here tonight.

He is a current World Maccabi Union Executive Member, past President of Maccabi NSW and Maccabi Australia. He has attended 9 Maccabiah Games holding various administrative positions including section management and asst. team manager. For his 10th Maccabiah he is the Head of Delegation for Australia.

Marshall Rosen

STATE CRICKETER

Marshall Rosen was an outstanding Cricketer and although modest about his induction to the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame there is no doubt his prowess as a Jewish cricketer was unmatched at his time. Only recently have Jewish players of his calibre begun to emerge.

Growing up around Maccabi carnivals word would buzz that NSW had ?Marshall Rosen?. The story was always ?will NSW have Rosen?. And the answer was yes on many occasions. Notwithstanding his outstanding first class cricket career Marshall found time to Captain Maccabi NSW no fewer than 8 times at Senior Carnivals. He also captained the Maccabiah Team in 1973.

There is also a very famous scoresheet attributed to Marshall Rosen - and the photo features in the History of Maccabi by Brian Kino. The match was played at Maccabi Senior Carnival in 1967/68 where as a youngster he took the amazing figures of 10 wickets for 11 runs.

His first class career was as a representative in Sheffield Shield Cricket - the highest form of National Competition. Playing against New Zealand and The Rest of the world two of his highlights.

Marshall Rosen is far from lost to the game, Marshall is currently on the Board of Cricket NSW and is also a current selector for NSW.

Beverley Bos O.A.M.

40 YEARS AROUND THE POOL

Beverley Bos has spent most of her lifetime around a pool. Since the 1960?s Beverley has seen the highs and lows of Maccabi Swimming and was also very involved in the early days of Maccabi Australia with her late husband Joe.

However while many knew Bev as the face of Maccabi Swimming, and even today she still attends all the meetings, it was her work outside of Maccabi which really stands her in such high esteem. Beverley Bos is a respected official amongst the circles of the NSW Swimming fraternity. She is highly respected and it is her contact with the highest bodies which has enabled Maccabi NSW to offer so many professionally run Swimming meets, be it at Junior or Senior Carnivals for the past 4 or 5 decades. Bev is the go to person in NSW for Jewish swimming, even as late as last year when, as Meet Manager, she provided the International visitors to Sydney for the Maccabi Australia Games a first class meet at a first class venue - the Olympic Pool at Homebush.

Apart from being the founding member of the Woollahra Swimming Club, a member of the Eastern Suburbs Swimming association and the NSW Swimming Association she was actively involved in the Special Olympics and Awarded recognition from the NSW Sports Council for the Disabled for her efforts in 2001 prior to that event.

Beverley Bos has afforded us a lifetime of dedication to Maccabi and Swimming and tonight Beverley Bos becomes the first woman inducted into the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame.

Brad Rosen

FORMER SYDNEY KINGS CAPTAIN

AFTER playing 188 games for the Sydney Kings, winning two National Basketball League (NBL) championships as assistant coach to Brian Goorjian, and a bronze medal at the 1993 Maccabiah Games in Israel, 35-year-old Brad Rosen said being inducted into the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame was one of the greatest moments of his career.

Rosen attended his first Maccabi carnival with his parents when he was only five years old and, after moving through Maccabi?s junior ranks, played for the Sydney Comets representative side from the young age of 16.

His career took off after he was chosen to play in the Sydney Comets Australian Basketball Association (ABA) side in 1992 and, within two years, he was called up to the Sydney Kings for a small tournament in Canberra.

"It's an amazing honour and I am very proud to have grown up with Maccabi like I have" Rosen told the AJN. "I guess this is the highest honour you can achieve in Maccabi and that is a real honour."

Rosen met his wife, Nikki, at the 1993/94 Senior Carnival in Adelaide. "I was from Sydney, and she was from Melbourne. To be able to say I met my wife at carnival is great."

From 1995-99, Rosen was the starting point guard for the Sydney Kings where he was a nominee for NBL Rookie of the Year in his inaugural season, captain of the Kings for two years and voted the most inspirational player in 1997 and 1998.

After retiring from the court, he was the assistant coach to Goorjian when the Kings won the championship in 2002/03 and 2003/04, and the head coach of the Sydney Comets ABA side.

Louis Platus O.A.M.

YAKIR AWARD WINNER

Louis Platus has dedicated his life to Maccabi NSW, many of its Clubs over the years, to Maccabi Australia and to the Maccabi World Union. The common theme is always "Maccabi" when you mention Louis Platus OAM.

Louis is the current Patron of Maccabi NSW. An honour passed onto him after the passing of Lou Rose MBE. There was no other choice for those concerned. He was then, and continues today, to be an Ambassador for this organisation.

Since the age of 16 he has been involved in something to do with Jewish Sport. He has never wavered from his love for Maccabi in over 40 years. Louis was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to Maccabi as far back as 1996. Tonight we honour his dedication to the promotion of Jewish identity through sport.

Although he maintains the organisation has given him so much his record speaks for itself. A Cricketer at first he became the most honoured servant of the organisation when awarded the Yakir Medal by the Maccabi World Union, only the second Australian to earn this Award.

He was Head of Delegation to Maccabiah in 1989, 1993 and 1997 and Team Manager on two other occasions. Director of Sport for the Inaugural Maccabi Australia Games, he was instrumental in their success.

Supported always by his wife Susan and family, Louis Platus OAM is a glowing example for every young Jewish administrator and continues today to serve Maccabi.

 
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