“A good coach can change a game; a great coach can change a life”.

     -John Wooden


Coaches, teams, families and friends- we invite you to join us as we honor and Allan Greenberg for all that he has done for our community during his 45 years in the Sports and Recreation Department here at the JCC!

Allan Greenberg has changed thousands of lives.


His integrity and sense of fair play are unmatched. Teamwork and a sense of belonging have always been the most important aspect of playing. Mark Sklarz, a JCC past president and Allan’s good friend, said, “Allan’s skills as a teacher, coach, counselor, and friend have innumerable young boys and girls to experience enormous joy, and witness through his words and action, the highest values of integrity, sportsmanship and respect. For over 40 years, Allan has extended himself to every person he meets and does so with ultimate sensitivity, sincerity and goodwill. He is, to me, the epitome of a mensch and has, in every respect, been the best ambassador our Center could possess.”


Announcing Guest Speaker John Starks




John Starks played basketball for the New York Knicks 1990-1998 as the starting shooting point guard. During his NBA career, he was one of the top guards in the league, earning NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 1993 and NBA All-Star honors in 1994. After leaving the Knicks, he played for the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and Utah Jazz.


Starks was known for his outside shooting ability and became the first player in NBA history to make 200 three pointers in a season. He remains the Knicks all-time leader in three-point field goals.


Currently, he serves as a pre-and-post-game analyst on MSG Network's home Knicks game coverage.


The JCC is a second home to so many people. Here we have spaces for people to meet, socialize, workout, and play. The JCC relies on support from our community to provide all of our outstanding programs and services. The Sports Banquet is an opportunity for you to support all that we do, celebrate Allan and his commitment to our youth, and to join the JCC team on our mission of building connections and enriching lives in our community. 

Place a tribute in a special keepsake commemorative book in honor of Allan. Your personalized message in the tribute book will be seen by hundreds of people and can also serve to spread the word about you and/or your company.




Sponsorships for this event are also available. Click below to view all of our giving opportunities. Thank you for your generous support.



We look forward to seeing you at the JCC Sports Banquet. Ticket sales will reopen at a future date. Please check back for updates.



Questions? Contact Lindsey Barger at lbarger@jewishnewhaven.org | (203) 387-2424 x276