MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE OPEN SQUASH TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Open Squash Chair, Tracey Specter along with Head Coach Leonard “Chipp” Adams is pleased to announce the Open Squash Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

“I am very excited for our Open athletes to have the life-changing experience of participating in the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel,” said Specter. “I have no doubt that these talented athletes will bring home medals, form deep-rooted friendships, deepen their affection of Israel and being Jewish, and feel proud to represent Team USA in the Games.”

The athletes are Brynn Bank of Princeton, NJ, The Hun School; David Berliner of New York, NY, University of Pennsylvania (’12); Daniel Eisenberg of Wayne, NJ, James Madison University (’12); Ilana Eisenstein of Washington, DC, Harvard University (’99); Nicole Feshbach of Santa Barbara, CA, Williams College (’16); Daniel Hutt of Scotch Plains, NJ, The Pingry School; Elizabeth Hyman of Allentown, PA, The Lawrenceville School; Zoë Kagan of Chapel Hill, NC, St. Lawrence University; Brian “Tucker” Roberts of San Francisco, CA, University of Pennsylvania (’13); Samuel Scherl of South Orange, NJ, The Pingry School; David Snyder of Baltimore, MD, Stevenson University; Nicole Windreich of Greenwich, CT, Greenwich Academy: and Rachel Windreich of Greenwich, CT, Greenwich Academy.

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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