MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE JUNIORS BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 22, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Juniors Boys’ Soccer Chairman, Bryan Pollack along with Head Coach Jesse Goldberg, and Assistant Coach David Parks are pleased to announce the Juniors Boys’ Soccer 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 Aidan Aisiks of New York, NY, Horace Mann High School; Sebastian Baredes of Aventura, FL, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School; Ori Bitton of Agoura Hills, CA, Oak Park High School; Josh Friederwitzer of Woodbridge, NJ, Next Generation USA Leadership Academy; Jack Green of Anchorage, AK, West Anchorage High School; David “DJ” Handen of El Dorado Hills, CA, Marina Village Middle School; Maxwell Katz of Fox Point, WI, Nicolet High School; Owen Kempton of Cheshire, CT, Cheshire Academy; David Kugler of Glencoe, IL, New Trier High School; Roee Maor of Demarest, NJ, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest; Jackson Meli of New York, NY, Avenues: The World School; David Mizrahi of Aventura, FL, University School; Max Mogul of New York, NY, Beacon School; Dor Moskowitz of Sunnyvale, CA, Fremont High School; Brent Rodgers of Alpharetta, GA, The Weber School; Matthew Ross of New York City, NY, Trinity School; Evan Sichel of Cincinnati, OH, Sycamore High School; Jeremy Smithline of Newtown, PA, Council Rock High School North; Philip Stulman of Santa Clarita, CA, Albert Einstein Academy; and Aaron Zalesne of Elgin, SC, Hammond School. Marc Egnal of Bellevue, WA, Adam Henry of Fort Myers, FL, Yali Levy of New York, NY, and Bailey Moshal of Wynnewood, PA. withdrew due to injury reserve.  

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 JUNIORS TABLE TENNIS TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 20, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Table Tennis Chair Joel Roodyn along with Head Coach Bob Saperstein is pleased to announce the Juniors Table Tennis 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 Lev Goldstein of Asheville, NC, American Hebrew Academy; Nessia Hausman of Los Angeles, CA, Bridgeway Academy; and Sam Rockwell of New York, NY, Friends Seminary.

“The team is extremely excited to travel to Israel and represent Team USA” said Saperstein. “We are looking forward to success in the team competition and camaraderie with other Jewish athletes from around the world, in addition to the touring and traveling during ISRAEL CONNECT. The Games will be a great experience and a fun time we will never forget.”

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 VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Volleyball Co-Chairs, Samuel Moyerman, Ross Rosner, Matthew Susson, and Mark Susson, along with Head Coach Andrew Brown are pleased to announce the Open Women’s Volleyball 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.

Head Coach Brown is the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Union College in Schenectady, NY. The athletes are Alison Berger of Plainview, NY, State University of New York-Oswego; Allison Edelstein of Livingston, NJ, Franklin & Marshall College; Gillian Gore of Bronx, NY, Union College; Elizabeth Kaner of New York, NY, Binghamton University; Makaela Keeve of San Rafael, CA, Chico State University; Meaghan Malloy of Cincinnati, OH, West Virginia Wesleyan University (’16); Rachel Salasky of Virginia Beach, VA, College of Saint Rose; Jamie Schneck of Livingston, NJ, Springfield College; and Natasha Skov of Piedmont, CA, Princeton University.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead this group of outstanding Jewish athletes in the upcoming Games” said Coach Brown. “We look to continue our performance from the 2015 Pan-American Maccabi Games with a very strong roster of top players from all NCAA Divisions. The athletes will come together during training camp to work hard at establishing our systems to allow us to compete with the top-level teams that will be represented in the Games. I hope to lead this team to a top performance as my greatest volleyball memory comes from winning gold at the 12th Pan-American Maccabi Games in São Paulo, Brazil.”

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 MEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Volleyball Co-Chairs, Samuel Moyerman, Ross Rosner, Matthew Susson, and Mark Susson are pleased to announce the Open Men’s Beach Volleyball 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 Etan Bennett of Jersey City, NJ, Stevens Institute of Technology (’16) and Zach Richman of Boca Raton, FL, Averett University (’14). Etan began playing volleyball as a middle blocker with “Pace Bootlegger” Volleyball Club. Later in his career, he was a member of the USA High Performance Beach Volleyball National Training Team and was a starting player on the Stevens Institute of Technology Varsity Team. Stevens Institute of Technology won the NCAA Champions in 2015. Zach began playing both beach and indoor volleyball with “Ocean Breeze Volleyball Club” in high school. Later, during his college years he played club and coached in local youth leagues. He was a member of the 19th Maccabiah Games indoor volleyball team and is looking forward to the beach competition this summer.

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 TABLE TENNIS TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Table Tennis Chair Joel Roodyn is pleased to announce the Masters Table Tennis 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.

“I am thrilled to be part of my third Maccabiah Games representing Team USA competing with a group of phenomenal individuals,” said Roodyn. “We are all looking forward to celebrating our common heritage and our passion for table tennis.”

The athletes are Len Blavatnik of New York, NY; Saadia Eisenberg of Passaic, NJ; Stuart Goldberg of Silver Spring, MD; Steven Horowitz of White Plains, NY; Igor Kirman of New York, NY; Edward Komberg of Los Angeles, CA; Joel Roodyn of New York, NY; Lawrence Summers of Brookline, MA; Stuart Weitzman of New York, NY; and Oren Zeev of Los Altos Hills, CA. Head Coach is Matt Suchy of Brooklyn, NY.

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 JUDO TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Judo Co-Chairs Larry Levin and Lou Moyerman are pleased to announce the Masters Judo 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 Larry Levin of Glencoe, IL; Lou Moyerman of Philadelphia, PA; and Paul Wright of Great Neck, NY. Larry is an alumnus of the Maccabiah Games, winning a silver medal in the Judo Male Masters competition at the 19th Maccabiah Games in 2013. Lou is a 10-time alumnus of  Maccabi USA, having participated in the European Games, Maccabi Australia Games, Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American Maccabi Games. He has held positions such as athlete, coach, judo manager, and will be serving as the USA Team Manager for the 20th World Maccabiah Games. Paul participated in the triathlon competition in the 19th Maccabiah Games and is looking forward to competing in judo this summer.

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 TABLE TENNIS TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 15, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Table Tennis Chair Joel Roodyn is pleased to announce the Open Table Tennis 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 Zara Chadowitz of New York, NY, University of Oxford (’06) and Alex Porush of New York, NY, New York University (’12). Zara played at the Manchester Maccabi Club in England and trained with ex-European Champion John Hilton as well as with the Lancashire country U-18’s squad. During her undergraduate years, she was a member of Oxford University’s Women Table Tennis Team, achieving “Half Blue status”, an award earned by an athlete for competition at the highest level. Alex won a silver medal in the New York Table International Table Tennis Center Open Championship in 2016 and is a member of the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center. The 20th Maccabiah Games will be the first time that both athletes will participate as a member of Team USA.

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 TRIATHLON TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Triathlon Chair Tony Mann is pleased to announce the Masters Triathlon 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 Steven Abelowitz of Newport Coast, CA; Glen Coblens of Portland, OR; Oded Krashinsky of Encino, CA; Tony Mann of Greenwich, CT; David Millstone of New York, NY; Ari Pressman of Pittsburgh, PA; Bob Sugarman of New York, NY; Neil Wallack of Weston, MA; Howard Zack of Kentfield, CA; Todd Zipper of Armonk, NY.

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 SWIMMING TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Swimming Chair Rick Ehrlich is pleased to announce the Masters Swimming 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 Ron Adler of Shelter Island, NY; Mitchell Berliner of Potomac, MD; Alex Blavatnik of Aventura, FL; Howard Fife of Stamford, CT; David Halpern of Tampa, FL; Jane Katz of New York, NY; Alan Lipp of Beachwood, OH; Anita Mitchell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Barbara Rosenbaum of Livingston, NJ: and Monique Westreich of New Castle, PA.

“We are very excited to be bringing such a strong team of Masters Swimmers” said Ehrlich. “There is a good mix of new and veteran athletes ready to represent Team USA, bring home individual and team medals, and connect with other Jewish athletes from all over the world.”

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 HALF MARATHON TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Half-Marathon Chair Michael Gross is pleased to announce the Masters Half Marathon 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 2017 Masters Half Marathon team has a mix of veteran Maccabi USA athletes and some great new-comers” said Gross. “Our team will be led by team captain Bruce Kirschner. This is Bruce’s first time competing in the Maccabiah Games, but he brings a wealth of experience from United States Track and Field (USATF) championships. This experience will be very important for our new crop of master’s runners. I look forward to seeing this team compete over 13.1 (21 kilometers) through Jerusalem.”

The athletes are Jason Ader of New York, NY; David Bramzon of San Diego, CA; Adam Goldstein of Coral Gables, FL; Bruce Kirschner of Louisville, CO; Susan Struminger of Germantown, TN; Steven Wagshal of New York, NY; Denise Winner of Manhattan Beach, CA; and Lisa Zimberoff of Deerfield, IL.

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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