Philadelphia, PA, September 19 – Maccabi USA will host its 9th Annual Westchester Brunch and Bridge Tournament, in memory of Edy Levitt, on Sunday, October 6th in Rye Brook, NY.  Edy was a dedicated volunteer for Maccabi USA and instrumental in the on-going success of the annual Bridge Tournament. She continued to work hard on this year’s event, regardless of her battle with ALS, until her passing on April 12. Her daughters, Val Levitt and Ondrea Schiciano, continue to stay involved with Maccabi USA.

The tournament is organized by a volunteer committee from Westchester County and Manhattan, which is co-chaired by Barbara Feldman and George Lippman, both of White Plains, NY. The committee members are: Nat Adler of Scarsdale, NY; Babette Bandler of New York, NY; Ruth Brandt of Scarsdale, NY; Betty Burr of New York, NY; Henry Deutsch of Dobbs Ferry, NY; Stanley Feldman of White Plains, NY; Lynne Goldstein of Mamaroneck, NY; Jane Heilbron of Rye, NY; Pat Hofmann of Mamaroneck, NY; Mickey Karlan of Rye Brook, NY; Richard Laufer of Hartsdale, NY; Linda Lese of Mamaroneck, NY; Valerie Levitt of Yonkers, NY; Phyllis Lippman of White Plains, NY;  Sue Maier of New York, NY; Joanne Marks of White Plains, NY; Ondrea Schiciano of Goldens Bridge, NY; and Bobby Stayman of Mamaroneck, NY.

Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports. Participation in this event allows Maccabi USA to continue its unique athletic and cultural programs that make a difference in the lives of children and adults in your community and around the world.

The Bridge Tournament is sanctioned by the ACBL and Masters’ Points will be awarded. In addition to the Bridge Tournament, this year’s event will also feature Mah Jongg. There is limited space in both events, and anyone interested in participating should contact Sara Feinstein at 215-561-6900 x119 or sfeinstein@maccabiusa.com. Please consider participating for a great day of brunch and Duplicate Bridge or Mah Jongg. All proceeds from the day’s events will benefit Maccabi USA, a not-for-profit federally-recognized 501 (c) (3) organization.

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 the world over 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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