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Maccabi USA Announces The Open Swimming Team For The 20th World Maccabiah Games

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

Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Swimming Chairman Rick Ehrlich, along with co-Head Coaches Adam Epstein and Doug Markoff are pleased to announce the Open Swimming 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 Jessica Antiles of South Orange, NJ, Columbia University; Jeremy Babinet of Redwood, CA, University of Michigan; Anthony Ervin of Oakland, California, University of California – Berkeley (’99); Kelly Fertel of Miami, FL, University of Florida; Zachary Fisher of Atlanta, GA, University of Pennsylvania; Elad Fraiman of Davie, FL, David Posnack Jewish Day School; Leah Goldman of Burlingame, CA, Duke University; Isabella Goldsmith of Las Vegas, NV, University of California – Los Angeles; Jordan Greenberg of Eden Prairie, MN, Eden Prairie High School; Peyton Greenberg of Louisville, KY, Northwestern University; Isabelle Henig of Atherton, CA, Menlo-Atherton High School; Haley Herzberg of San Antonio, TX, University of California – Santa Barbara; Judd Howard of Irvine, CA, Duke University; BJ Johnson of Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University (’09), USA National Swim Team; Tasija Karosas of Stowe, VT, University of Texas – Austin; Jeremy Parker of Tampa, FL, University of Tampa (’16); Nicole Piercy of Newport News, VA, University of Richmond; Charlotte Rosenberg of Chicago, IL, Brown University; Maija Roses of Chapel Hill, NC, University of California – Berkeley; Noah Stevens of Philadelphia, PA, Duke University; Andrew Winton of Lawrenceville, GA, Collins Hill High School; Michael Wohl of Chapel Hill, NC, Johns Hopkins University; Morgan Wolfe of New York, NY, Riverdale Country School; and Valerie Yoshimura of Gladwyne, PA, Harvard University.

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 Swimming Chairman Rick Ehrlich at ehrlich328@me.com, or 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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