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Philadelphia, PA June 5, 2019 – The 2019 Games Organizing Committees are pleased to announce that 24 athletes and four coaches, from Illinois have been appointed as members of the USA delegation for the upcoming Pan American and European Maccabi Games which will take place in Mexico City, Mexico July 5-15, 2019, and Budapest, Hungary July 28-August 7, 2019.

The European Maccabi Games participants are Gabriel Goldberg of Chicago, IL, Juniors Fencing; Spencer Gordon-Sand of Chicago, IL, Juniors Fencing Assistant Coach; Adam Greenberg of Chicago, IL, Open Water Polo; and Sarah Lurye of Chicago, IL, Juniors Fencing.

The Pan American Maccabi Games participants are David Alhadeff of Buffalo Grove, IL, Masters Soccer; Ellie Arbetman of Oak Park, IL, Open Volleyball; Aaron Bach of Highland Park, IL, Juniors Soccer; Brooke Barlow of Metamora, IL, Juniors Swimming, Jenna Coffman of Chicago, IL, Juniors Gymnastics; Fred Cohen of Deerfield, IL, Masters Softball, Jeffrey Doman of Evanston, IL, Masters Tennis; Grayson Fox of Chicago, IL, Juniors Gymnastics, Lee Gruen of Chicago, IL, Open Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach; Eli Gurin of Vernon Hills, IL, Open Futsal; Nika Kononov of Buffalo Grove, IL, Open Rhythmic Gymnastics; Peyton Lienhart of Willowbrook, IL, Open Swimming; Zachary Ludwig of Wheaton, IL, Open Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; David Parks of Winnetka, IL, Juniors Girls’ Soccer Head Coach, Norah Polonsky of Buffalo Grove, IL, Juniors Swimming; Russell Rosenberg of Rolling Meadows, IL, Masters Soccer; Jeffrey Rosenberg of Chicago, IL, Open Softball; Richard Shapira of Deerfield, IL, Open Soccer; Eddie Tepper of Chicago, IL, Juniors Soccer; Mark Wisnevitz of Arlington Heights, IL, Masters Soccer.

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.

The Magic of Maccabi combines a passion of Israel and athletics. The team members are excited to be part of the USA delegation heading to Mexico City and Budapest this summer for the 2019 Regional Games.

For more information on how to send off our 2019 athletes, register for the send-off celebration here


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