Philadelphia, PA, January 23, 2008 – Michael Goldstein, of Newport Beach, CA, was recently appointed to a two-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA). MUSA is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1948 and based in Philadelphia, PA.

Goldstein is an alumnus of the 1965 USA Water Polo Team which won the Team Gold at the World Maccabiah Games in 1965. He was a four-year letterman for the Tulane University Varsity Swimming Team rom 64 – ’68 and served as co-captain in ’67-’68. Goldstein has also completed 18 marathons and was the winner of the 1981 St. Louis Triathlon.

Goldstein, a prominent tax-attorney, is a Senior Vice-President and Counsel for the Newport Group, Inc headquartered in Heathrow, FL. The Newport Group provides customized retirement and benefits plans and investment advisory services.? Goldstein graduated from Tulane University (B.A.), 1968, the University of Missouri (J.D.), 1971 and Washington University (L.L.M. in Taxation), 1972.?

He has spent over 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Tax Law at Washington University School of Law and lectured at Long Island University.? Additionally, he has served as a lecturer at multiple domestic and international conferences, held many public positions and has authored and co-authored over 30 publications.? Goldstein has always been very involved in community services and has held multiple leadership positions with various Jewish Agencies and the St. Louis Art Museum Endowment Council.?

Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel has 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, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a co-founder of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North American.? 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.? We strive to provide Jewish athletes the world over, the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.? We support programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish continuity, Zionism and excellence in sport.