MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE JUNIORS, OPEN, AND MASTERS TABLE TENNIS TEAMS FOR THE 15th EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 2019 – Maccabi USA Table Tennis Chair Joel Roodyn is pleased to announce the Juniors, Open, and Masters Table Tennis Teams for the 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 200+ athletes who will join the other 2,000 Jewish athletes from 29 countries, participating in 22 different sports.

The Juniors athlete is Edward “Teddy” Solomon of San Francisco, CA; the Open athlete is Maximillian Kaye of Palm Beach, FL; and the master’s athletes are Adam Goldstein of Coral Gables, FL and Richard Hurowitz of New York, NY. The European Maccabi Games are the first time that Teddy, Maximillian, and Richard will be members of Maccabi USA.

Prior to joining the USA delegation, Teddy has participated as a member of multiple JCC Maccabi Games for table tennis. He has ten medals and trophies in total from various USATT sanctioned tournaments and competitions throughout the Bay Area. The 15th European Maccabi Games will be Adam’s first time competing as a Table Tennis athlete. He is a dual competitor and is also a member of the master’s Half Marathon team. Maximillian has been playing Table Tennis since he was 13 years old. He was coached under USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame Coach/Coach at the Table Tennis Olympic Training Center, Scott Preiss, winning his first national title in Boca Raton, FL at the age of 13. Recently, he took 2nd place in the 1600U and made it to the semi-finals of 1800U, both tournaments sanctioned by USA Table Tennis. Adam has been playing Table Tennis for 12+ years, he takes lessons 3-4 a month. He will compete as a dual athlete in both Table Tennis and Half Marathon at the 15th European Maccabi Games.

The European Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora. They are hosted by the European Maccabi Confederation and conducted in cooperation with Maccabi World Union. They are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah is held.

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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