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Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 2019 – Maccabi USA Masters 55+ Soccer Co-Chairs Ken Kramer, Brian Kronick, and Alec Mahrer along with Head Coach Eric Brief and Assistant Coach Gary Bernstein are pleased to announce the Masters 55+ Soccer Team for the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games which will take place July 5-15, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 400+ athletes who will join the other 2,500 Jewish athletes from 19 countries, participating in 24 different sports.

The athletes are David Alhadeff of Buffalo Grove, IL; James Benjamin of Atlanta, GA; Benjamin Bressler of Boulder, CO; Scott Cohen of Wayne, NJ; Philip Fishel of Teaneck, NJ; Ian Grusd of Colts Neck, NJ; Charles Guevara of Short Hills, NJ; Gordon Harris of Lexington, MA; Stuart Hochberger of Summit, NJ; Daniel Indech of Scottsdale, AZ; Donald Kent of New York, NY; Brian Kronick of New York, NJ; Robert Lazarus of South Orange, NJ; Simon Mermelstein of San Jose, Costa Rica; Russell Rosenberg of Rolling Meadows, IL; Richard Shakter of Lexington, MA; Howard Snyder of Bryn Mawr, PA; David Solomon of Radnor, PA; David Warren of New York, NY; Bruce Winkelstein of Warwick, NY; Mark Wisnevitz of Arlington Heights, IL.

The Games are hosted by the Confederacion Latinoamericana Maccabi (CLAM). They are conducted in cooperation with Maccabi World Union and are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah is held. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora.

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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