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Philadelphia, PA, January 25, 2018 – Jeff Bukantz, President of Maccabi USA, announced the hiring of David Snyder to succeed Jed Margolis who is retiring as Executive Director of Maccabi USA on January 31, 2018. Margolis served as Maccabi USA’s Executive Director for the past 16 years and was a volunteer during the previous 28 years while he worked in JCC’s, following his basketball stint in the 1973 Maccabiah Games. 

Snyder recently served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Southern New Jersey. Prior to that he was Area Director of AIPAC in Philadelphia, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Temple University, and National Future Leadership Director of Jewish National Fund. He is a member of M’kor Shalom Synagogue in Cherry Hill, NJ where he lives with his wife and three children, Ben, Josh, and Sam.

“I cannot begin to express how excited and privileged I feel to have the opportunity to lead such an important and distinguished internationally recognized Jewish organization” said Snyder. “I look forward to continuing the incredible work of both a caring and skilled professional staff along with an amazing group of lay leaders whose dedication and commitment to Maccabi USA is unparalleled.”

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.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Dakota Marine at 215-561-6900 x4156 or

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, and is rated as a four star non-profit by Charity Navigator.  


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