Philadelphia, PA June 5, 2019 – The 2019 Games Organizing Committees are pleased to announce that 53 athletes, five coaches, and one accommodations manager from Florida have been appointed as members of the USA delegation for the upcoming Pan American and European Maccabi Games which will take place in Mexico City, Mexico July 5-15, 2019, and Budapest, Hungary July 28-August 7, 2019.

The European Maccabi Games participants are Eli Abaev of Coral Springs, FL, Open Basketball; Daniel Abbo of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Juniors Basketball; Jonathan Acevedo of Miami, FL, Juniors Basketball; Steven Behar of Boynton Beach, FL, Juniors Swimming; Scott Berman of Miami, FL, Juniors Boys’ Basketball Head Coach;, Adam Chaskin of Jacksonville, FL, Youth Men’s Basketball Head Coach; Aviva Diamond of Orlando, FL, Juniors Tennis; Carly Dvorkin of Parkland, FL, Open Equestrian; Connor Giesselman of Ocala, FL, Open Equestrian; Cheryl Goldstein of Coral Gables, FL, Masters Golf; Adam Goldstein of Coral Gables, FL, Masters Table Tennis; Arly Golombek of Wellington, FL, Open Equestrian; Justin Haber of Boca Raton, FL, Open Half Marathon; Mitchell Hyder of Pinecrest, FL, Juniors Water Polo; Maximillian Kaye of Palm Beach, FL, Open Table Tennis; Alexandra Kaye of Palm Beach, FL, Open Tennis; Julian Marx of Miami, FL, Open Basketball; Kyle Pearson of Key Biscayne, FL, Juniors Water Polo; Melissa Perlman of Delray Beach, FL, Masters Half Marathon; Tal Rothman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Juniors Basketball; Noam Rothman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Youth Basketball; Todd Rubinstein of Pembroke Pines, FL, Masters Tennis Head Coach, Maia Slowinski of Orlando, FL, Juniors Fencing; Ory Tasman of Orlando, FL, Open Water Polo; Cole Whipple of Boca Raton, FL, Juniors Basketball; and David Yudien of Boca Raton, FL, Youth Basketball.

The Pan American Maccabi Games participants are Shachaf  Bar Zakay of North Miami, FL, Open Futsal Head Coach; Joshua Bernstein of North Miami Beach, FL, Juniors Basketball; Daniel Bluman of Davie, FL, Open Equestrian Head Coach; Eric Brief of Ocean Ridge, FL, Masters Men’s 55+ Soccer Head Coach; Erica Brok of Ormond Beach, FL, Open Beach Volleyball, Open Volleyball; Gregory Cohen of Delray Beach, FL, Masters Tennis; Ella Dragosavac of Lake Mary, FL, Juniors Gymnastics; Daniel Eidelstein of Golden Beach, FL, Juniors Soccer; Peter Epstein of Miami Shores, FL, Open Golf; Tamy Ginsberg of Miami, FL, Juniors Volleyball; Marilyn Glaser of Poinciana, FL, Accommodations Manager; Jonathan Grynszpancholc of Aventura, FL, Masters Tennis; Howard Guggenheim of Boca Raton, FL, Masters Tennis; Maxwell Hattem of Boca Raton, FL, Juniors Basketball; Dillan Kaye of Miami, FL, Juniors Soccer; Carlos Levy of Miami, FL, Juniors Soccer; Lazar Lowinger of Poinciana, FL, Masters Tennis; Jacob Orender of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Open Basketball; Melissa Paul-Leto of Key West, FL, Masters Triathlon; Sam Perelman of Gainesville, FL, Open Tennis; Joy Rosenberg of Sunny Isles Beach, FL, Masters Tennis; Robert Strauss of Miami, FL, Open Swimming Head Coach; Flynn Turner of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Masters Soccer; Alan Wainer of North Miami Beach, FL, Juniors Soccer; and Tatiana Wainer of North Miami Beach, FL, Juniors Volleyball.

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.

The Magic of Maccabi combines a passion of Israel and athletics. The team members are excited to be part of the USA delegation heading to Mexico City and Budapest this summer for the 2019 Regional Games.

For more information on how to send off our 2019 athletes, register for the send-off celebration here