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May 24, 2017
Posted by: Dakota Marine

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

Philadelphia, PA, May 24, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Open Men’s Basketball Chairman Josh Schachter, along with Head Coach Doug Gottlieb and Assistant Coach Jacob Rauchbauch are pleased to announce the Open Men’s Basketball 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 Marc Chasin of Coral Gables, FL, Ithaca College; Jordan Cohen of Tarzana, CA, Lehigh University; Joseph “JoJo” Fallas of Beverly Hills, CA, Cornell University; Robbie Feinberg of Hidden Hills, CA. Harvard University; Grant Greenberg of Leavenworth, KS, University of Saint Mary; Daniel Janel of Fresh Meadows, NY, Connecticut College; Alec Kobre of Santa Rosa, CA, University of the Pacific (’16); Jeremy Lieberman of Laramie, WY, University of Wyoming; Jimmy McDonnell of Jackson, NJ, Temple University (’15); Joe Schneider of Longmeadow, MA, Amherst College; Sam Singer of Berkeley, CA, University of California-Berkeley; Travis Warech of Pine Brook, NJ, Ithaca College (’13).

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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