MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 OFFICERS

Philadelphia, PA, December 19, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals elected as its Officers. The election took place at the Annual Meeting of the Organization on Sunday, December 3, in Newark, NJ. They include: Jeff Bukantz, Montville, NJ – President; Donald Kent, New York, NY – First Vice President; Debbie Adams, Asheville, NC – Vice President; Arnold Fielkow, New Orleans, LA – Vice President; Tonja Magerman, Blue Bell, PA – Vice President; Lou Moyerman, Philadelphia, PA – Vice President; Donna Orender, Jacksonville, FL – Secretary; Ben Fox, Norman, OK – Treasurer; and Marc Rosenberg, Short Hills, NJ – Associate Treasurer. Additionally, 40 individuals were elected members of the Board of Directors and will serve four-year terms.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports. With more than 200 Board Members and countless laypeople, the 2018 Officers, along with the 2018 Organizing Committee, will help field the Team of Jewish athletes that will represent the USA at the inaugural International Maccabi Youth Games in the summer of 2018 in Israel.

In addition to the International Maccabi Youth Games, the Board and volunteers at Maccabi USA will send Teams of qualified Jewish athletes to participate in the European Maccabi Games – July 2019 – and the Pan American Maccabi Games –  July 2019. These international Maccabi Games provide additional opportunities to use sports to connect athletes to the Diaspora and other athletes who have a shared Jewish Identity.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Dakota Marine at 215-561-6900 x4156 or dmarine@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 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 is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The Organization is one of 38 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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