Iris and Igal Hami

In Their Own Words


Maccabi USA Leadership
Board of Directors (Iris)

Both Iris and Igal got involved with Maccabi USA in 1981 as travel professionals helping with the logistical arrangements for the Team and the Maccabi USA Mission program.  They quickly became hooked on the mission of Maccabi USA and became much more involved in the organization as both volunteers and supporters.  Iris and Igal both take pride in the fact that the Maccabiah Games provides a great opportunity to showcase Israel in a positive light.

Iris is multi-lingual and instrumental in leading communications for Maccabi USA Missions groups throughout Israel, South America and Europe.  She has an MBA in International Business Management from the NYU Stern School of Business.  Igal came to Philadelphia to study and holds a Business degree from Philadelphia University.  Together they run Gil Travel, one of the premier travel agencies in the USA specializing in Israel travel.

Iris and Igal reside in Philadelphia, PA, and between them have five children and 16 grandchildren.