Maccabiah: T Statman’s World Games Experience 2017

Previously:

The Western Wall: A Reflection by Tri-Athlete Jake Sussman

The Magic of Maccabi with USA Team Rabbi Daniel Greyber

Maccabi World Union Internship: Jessica Goodkin

20th Maccabiah USA Mission: Passport to Israel

Maccabi USA: A Transformational Experience with Dan Kurtz

Harry Swimmer – A CNN Hero

Keep Calm and Smash Hard: Maccabi USA Badminton with Nicole Frevold

Dan Kurtz: Maccabi USA’s Alumni Relations Director

Emily Seelenfreund: A Maccabiah Trailblazer

Ellie Greenberg: In Her Own Words

From Maccabi Canada to Maccabi USA: Ice Hockey with Greg Gardner

From Running in to Coaching at the Maccabiah with Jordan Schilit

Building Maccabi USA’s Lacrosse Program with Eve Levinson

Maccabi USA Baseball with Eric Holtz

From the Maccabiah to Maccabi Young Leadership

Maccabi USA Cricket led my Former Israeli National Team Cricketer

Judo: A Family Affair with Adam Moyerman

Tennis in Santiago with Natasha Dabrowski

Maccabi USA Golf with Dan Frankel

Swimming for a Purpose with Sarah Solomon

Maccabi USA Field Hockey with Rebekah Abrams

Breaking the International Maccabi Games Golf Scoring Record at the European Maccabi Games

Ori Hoffer on Preparing for his First Maccabi USA Experience

Half Marathon with Melissa Perlman

Women’s Soccer with Catie Chase

Coaching at the EMG with Scott Garson

Maccabi USA Soccer with Morry Steinbach

Prepping for the European Maccabi Games with Zak Elfenbein

Maccabi Memories with Caroline Post

Maccabi Memories with Dallen Stanford

Maccabi Memories with Matthew Halpern

Maccabi Memories with Charly Santagado

Maccabi Memories with Matthew Monheit

Maccabi Memories with Lenny Krayzelburg

Maccabi Memories with Rachel Magerman

Maccabi Memories with Noah Springwater

Maccabi Memories with Stuart Weitzman

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MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE OPEN MEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 13, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Open Men’s Softball Chairman Michael Goldman, along with Head Coach Martin Weiner and Assistant Coach John Horn, are pleased to announce the Open Men’s Softball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

The athletes are Mitch Brim of Irvine, CA; Jason Gluckman of Van Nuys, CA; Tyler Hart of Harrison, NY, University of Richmond; Matt Held of Santa Monica, CA, University of Southern California (’12); Sam Horn of Sherman Oaks, CA; Jeremy Meizlish of N. Hollywood, CA, Capital University (’11); Aaron Owens of Santee, CA; Joe Rockman of Los Angeles, CA, Emerson College (’13); Jason Schoen of Los Angeles, CA, University of Arizona; Josh Schoen of Los Angeles, CA, Arizona State University; Joseph Schwartz Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona (’10).  

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The Organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit Organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE MASTERS MEN’S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, May 22, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Masters Softball Chair Mike Goldman, along with Head Coach Tony Kahan and Player/Assistant Coach Billy Frank are pleased to announce the Masters Men’s Fastpitch Softball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

The athletes are Fred Cohen of Deerfield, IL; Dan Cosgrove of Los Angeles, CA; Glen Davis of Boulder, CO; Billy Frank of Los Angeles, CA; Terry Goldberg of Holland, PA; Mike Goldman of Harrison, NY; Tony Kahan of Glenview, IL; Paul Rubin of Scottsdale, AZ; Gregg Shamberg of Highland Park, IL; Larry Silfen of Los Angeles, CA; Russ Snow of Carlsbad, CA; Jeremy Spear of Honolulu, HI; Martin Weiner of Los Angeles, CA; and Jeffrey Weisbrot of Blue Ash, OH. Mark Berman is Base Coach/Field Coordinator.

“The Master’s fastpitch team is made up of guys from all over the country who are determined to win a gold medal for Team USA” said Goldman. “We made it to semi-finals of NAFA qualifying tournament in Las Vegas last month and are poised to play at a peak level in Israel. Most have won gold medals playing Open or Masters fastpitch softball at previous Maccabiah Games. We are all excited to represent the USA in the coming games and will do what we can to bring back the gold!”    

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The Organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit Organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE OPEN WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Women’s Softball Chairman, Jay Gelman along with Head Coach Nicky Arias and Assistant Coach Emily Bliss are pleased to announce the Open Women’s Softball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

The athletes are Maren Angus of Hendersonville, TN, Station Camp High School; Rachel Barker of West Hills, CA, Humboldt State University; Rebecca Blitz of Birmingham, AL, Indiana University; Cori Coleman of Burr Ridge, IL, Brandeis University (’15); Brittany Gelman of Ambler, PA, Emory University; Jenny Goldsher of Highland Park, IL, Highland Park High School; Ellen Goldstein of Doylestown, PA, Ursinus College (’15); Kennedy Haynes of Carmel, IN, University of Dayton (’16); Summer Horowitz of Briarcliff Manor, NY, Tufts University; Claire Klausner of Stanford, CA, Princeton University; Rachel Paris of Venice, CA, Yale University; Tamara Statman of Phoenix, AZ, University of Arizona; and Noa Yakir of Cupertino, CA, California Polytechnic State University.

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The Organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit Organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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