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Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Golf Co-Chairs Deborah Adams, Bruce Apple, and Daniel Frankel, along with Head Coach Michael Weinhaus are pleased to announce the Juniors Golf 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.

The athletes are Samantha Bobman of Rye, NY, Rye Country Day School; Elizabeth Friedberg of Old Greenwich, CT, Rye Country Day School; Henry Friedberg of Old Greenwich, CT, Greenwich Country Day School; Olivia Friedberg of Old Greenwich, CT, Rye Country Day School; Jesse Goodman of New York, NY, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School; Jordan Hamelsky of Newtown, MA, The Winsor School; Josh Packer of Hewlett, NY, DRS-HALB Yeshiva High School for Boys; Jennifer Rosenberg of Laurel Hollow, NY, Cold Spring Harbor High School; Mira Rubin of Boca Raton, FL, American Heritage School; Corey Rutkin of Great Neck, NY, Great Neck North High School; Alexander Saslove of Aspen, CO, Berkshire School; Rebecca Skoler of Needham, MA, The Winsor School; Adam Stiller of Bell Canyon, CA, Calabasas High School; and Benjamin Sussman of New York, NY, Riverdale Country School.

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

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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