MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE GRAND-MASTERS TENNIS TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Grand-Masters Tennis Co-Chairs Howard Guggenheim and Irwin Shorr, along with Head Coach Todd Rubinstein are pleased to announce the Grand-Masters Tennis Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

Head Coach Rubinstein is a USPTA Accredited Professional Coach and USPTA Elite Professional. He is currently the Head Coach at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School in North Miami Beach, FL and Head Teaching Professional at Lauderdale Tennis Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The athletes are William Cohon of Shoreline, WA; Steve Davis of Beverly Hills, CA; Ralph Finerman of Santa Monica, CA; Nathaniel “Jay” Gould of New York, NY; Lawrence Greenspon of Longboat Key, FL; Howard Guggenheim of Boca Raton, FL; Andrew Harrison of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; David Hoshia of Airmont, NY; Jeffrey Kaplan of Boca Raton, FL; Lazar Lowinger of Poinciana, FL; Jacob Mark of Boston, MA; Michael Morgenstern of Rockville, MD; Arnold Resnick of Aventura, FL; Harold Rubin of West Hempstead, NY; Joel Schlesinger of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Michael Schuman of Los Altos Hills, CA; Larry Smith of Boca Raton, FL; Arnold Stark of Bronx, NY; John Tamerin of Greenwich, CT; and Abraham Woidislawsky of Elkins Park, PA.

“Going to Israel as a part of Team USA to represent my country, my faith, my team, and my family is something that is not just extremely important to me, but is a huge honor in which is exciting and at the same time, humbling,” said Rubinstein. “I am looking forward to coaching a team of strong, motivated athletes and experiencing everything Israel has to offer. I love what I do as a coach and teacher and I will do whatever I can to help all members of our team play at their highest levels possible.” 

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

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, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@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 all over the world 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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