Shane Carr, Program Director

(215) 561-6900 Ext., joined the organization in 2014. Following a successful nine-year career with the Union for Reform Judaism Summer Camps as the Associate Director at 6 Points Sports Academy in North Carolina. Shane graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Judaic Studies. Additionally, he spent a semester abroad  studying at the Lowy School for Overseas Students at Tel Aviv University. He served as a member of the USA Management Team for the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany; 13th Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile; and the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel. Shane resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife Jaime, their son Buddy, and dog Otis.

Julie Churylo, Office Manager

(215) 561-6900 Ext., joined the organization in 1994. Julie traveled to Israel for the first time with the 16th Maccabiah Team in 2001. She was a member of the ski team, softball team and orchestra at Lafayette College, where she earned a BS degree in chemical engineering. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Steven Graber, Assistant Program Director

(215) 561-6900 Ext., joined the organization in 2014. A native of Buffalo, NY, Steven graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Communication, as well as a M.S. in Sport Management. While at Drexel, he was the Head Manager for Men’s Basketball and also served as a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic Department’s Achieve Center.

Daniel Gurevich, Maccabi USA Shaliach

(215) 561-6900 Ext. 4154,, joined the organization in 2017 as the Maccabi World Union Shaliach (emissary). Daniel made Aliyah to Israel in 1991 and was a member of Maccabi Tzair, Maccabi’s Youth Movement and served in the IDF for 3 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and a teaching certificate from Israel’s Ministry of Education. Daniel, his wife Limor, and their two children Be’eri, and Alex live in Voorhees, NJ.

Dan Kurtz, Alumni Relations Director

(215) 561-6900 Ext., joined the professional staff of Maccabi USA in 2016. He began his association with Maccabi USA in 2001 as an athlete and Judo Coach for the 16th Maccabiah Games. Dan has continued his participation in all the Maccabiah Games since then in various roles including athlete, coach, manager, and Assistant Team Manager. In addition, he served as the USA Team Manager for the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany. Before joining Maccabi USA, Dan had a career in education, serving as an administrator in public and charter schools in Philadelphia. He received dual Bachelor degrees from the University of Delaware in Art History and Art Conservation, a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College, a Masters degree in Education from Arcadia University and a School Leadership & Principal certification from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mackenzie Mager, Games Assistant

(215) 561-6900 Ext. 4157,, joined the organization in 2016. Born and raised in the D.C./Baltimore area, she graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in May 2016, with a B.A. in Advertising and a minor in Hebrew. During her time at Penn State, Mackenzie was a marketing intern for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and the Big Ten Network; her favorite sports to work were Football and Women’s Volleyball. Besides Penn State sports, she is passionate about philanthropy and spent countless hours as a volunteer for THON (Penn State Dance Marathon), the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world.

Dakota Marine, Communications Director

(215) 561-6900 Ext., joined the organization in 2016. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Koty, graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Jewish Studies and Organizational Leadership and a M.S. in Communications Management. Additionally, she was a member of the 2018 Tribe 12 Fellowship Cohort.

Samantha Pulley, Games Assistant

(215) 561-6900 Ext. 4149,, joined the organization in 2016. A Philadelphia native, Sami graduated from Boston University, where she played Division I Ice Hockey and served as a Student Coach for the team, earning a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in American and New England Studies. Furthermore she received an M.S. in Sports Business Management at Manhattanville College, where she also worked as the Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Team Coach.

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4 Thoughts on “Professional Staff”

  • Volunteers?
    I am in no shape to compete but would like to volunteer if possible.

    Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish athletes, coaches, and volunteers to represent the United States at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games

    • Hello, My name is Oleg Krasovitsky. I represented USA soccer team in 1993 Maccabees Games in Israel. It was an amazing experience we took a Bronze medal, lost only one game to Argentina and won all other games against Russia, Mexico, Holland, friendly game against South Africa.
      Also, I played Division 1 soccer for Brooklyn College in 1991, Semi pro soccer for Brooklyn Italians 1993, New Jersey Nationals1995, New York Hungarians
      Currently I am working 18 years for NYC Department of Education as a Physical Education Teacher in the Special Education setting. I am certified coach for Special Olympic Games.

    • My name is Alex I am an USA citizen and would love to volunteer on the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games.
      Where can I sign up? What are the requirements?
      I speak English, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian and German.

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