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Philadelphia, PA, February 26, 2019 – Maccabi USA Basketball Chair and Youth Men’s Head Coach, Adam Chaskin along with Assistant Coach Jonathan Safir are pleased to announce the Youth Men’s Basketball Team for the 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 200+ athletes who will join the other 2,000 Jewish athletes from 29 countries, participating in 22 different sports.

Coach Chaskin is the CEO of the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville, FL. He served as a Division I Assistant Basketball Coach from 1997-2011. Adam is a five-time alumnus of Maccabi USA; having served in Head and Assistant Coach positions for the 1993 and 1997 Maccabiah Games, 1995 Pan Am Games, 2011 and 2015 European Maccabi Games. The 15th European Maccabi Games will be his sixth time serving in a coaching role with Maccabi USA. Assistant Coach Safir is the Director of Operations for the Men’s Basketball Team at the University of San Francisco. The 15th European Maccabi Games will be his first time participating with Maccabi USA. The athletes are Isaac Adelman of Memphis, TN; Caden Arnold of Los Angeles, CA; Ethan Berks of Santa Monica, CA; Zeke Blauner of Dobbs Ferry, NY; Grant Bulmash of Plano, TX; Albert Fallas of Beverly Hills, CA; Nicholas Hall of Reisterstown, MD; Noam Rothman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Jack Stern of Voorhees, NJ; Moses Weintraub of New York. NY; Jack Weiss of Princeton, NJ; and David Yudien of Boca Raton, FL.

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

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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