Professional Basketball in Israel Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 16

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Join Maccabi USA as we hear from three incredible alumni and their journey through the highest levels of professional basketball in Israel.

David Blu had a legendary 12-year professional basketball career, including 4 stints with Maccabi Tel Aviv. In addition, he is a former member of the Israeli Men’s National team. David is currently a lifestyle coach and a teacher of self-healing modalities where he teaches his students the practice of self-regulation. He was also a member of the Open Men’s Basketball team at the 15th Maccabiah. For more information about the Art of Self-Regulation program, please visit or visit David’s Instagram page @mrdavidblu.

Annette Snow has had a 3-year playing career for Maccabi Bnot Ashdod of the Ligat Ha’al league. After graduating from Lafayette College, Annette worked for the Philadelphia 76ers before beginning her professional playing career. Annette is also the Founder and CEO of Sweat with Snow, a free online workout class program that creates a community of people to unite, spread positivity and achieve their health & fitness goals. For more information on Sweat with Snow, visit the Instagram page @sweatwithsnow. Annette was a member of the Open Women’s Basketball team at the 19th Maccabiah.

Jake Rauchbach served as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development with Ironi-Ness Ziona Basketball Club during the 2017-18 season. He is a world-renowned High-Performance Mindfulness Coach and founder of the MindRight Pro Program, a leading-edge, proven mindfulness, and step-by-step process for unlocking performance improvement through training the mind. Jake served as the Assistant Coach for Open Men’s Basketball at the 20th Maccabiah and Head Coach for Open Men’s Basketball at the 15th European Maccabi Games in 2019. For more information on the MindRight Pro program, please visit or the Instagram page @mindright_pro.