Professional Team

Marshall Einhorn, Chief Executive Officer

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Marshall joined the organization in July 2019. He is a proud Jewish athlete and long-time fan of Maccabi USA and the Maccabiah Games. He twice participated in the JCC Maccabi Games, returning with no medals but a lot of pins, lasting memories, and a feeling of connection to the global Jewish community. Marshall previously served as Executive Director of Brown RISD Hillel in Providence, RI, where he received the Hillel International Exemplar of Excellence Award and Brown RISD Hillel was awarded the Hillel International “Great Place to Work” award. Before beginning his career in Jewish communal leadership, Marshall worked for Reebok in its Marketing Operations division and for CGI as a systems consultant. He has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. At MIT, he served as the founding student co-chair of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He is married to Dr. Deborah Skolnick Einhorn; they are the proud parents of three budding Jewish athletes and fans.

Shane Carr, Senior Director of Programs

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Shane joined the organization in 2014. Following a successful nine-year career with the Union for Reform Judaism Summer Camps as the Associate Director at 6 Points Sports Academy in North Carolina. Shane graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Judaic Studies. Additionally, he spent a semester abroad  studying at the Lowy School for Overseas Students at Tel Aviv University. He served as a member of the USA Management Team for the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany; 13th Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile; and the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel. Shane resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife Jaime, their son Buddy, and dog Otis.

Julie Churylo, Senior Director of Operations

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Julie joined the organization in 1994. Julie traveled to Israel for the first time with the 16th Maccabiah Team in 2001. She was a member of the ski team, softball team and orchestra at Lafayette College, where she earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. She lives in New Jersey with her husband.

Shahar Frank, Shaliach

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Shahar joined the organization in 2020 after many years being a part of Maccabi in Israel. Shahar was born and raised in Hadera, Israel. In the IDF, Shahar served as a commander in the Nahal infantry brigade and on Independence Day in 2013 was awarded the President of Israel’s Outstanding Soldiers Award. In 2018, Shahar graduated from Ben Gurion University with a B.A. in Businesses Administration and Education. Previously, Shahar managed operations for a leading business events production company in Tel Aviv. At the end of 2020, Shahar rejoined Maccabi World Union and started serving as the Central Shaliach (Emissary) in the US. Shahar focuses on promoting the Maccabi movement in North America, enhancing Israel education, and fostering connections between Maccabi USA and MWU.

Sam Fryman, Social Media/Marketing Consultant


Sam joined Maccabi USA in July of 2020. A native of Philadelphia’s Main Line suburbs, Sam graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a degree in Media Studies and Production. Since then, he has worked as a social media manager and commentator for various hockey leagues around the country including the ECHL, AHL and National Women’s Hockey League.

Steven Graber, Program Director

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Steven joined the organization in 2014. A native of Buffalo, NY, Steven graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Communication, as well as a M.S. in Sport Management. While at Drexel, he was the Head Manager for Men’s Basketball and also served as a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic Department’s Achieve Center.

Dan Kurtz, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Dan joined the professional staff of Maccabi USA in 2016. He began his association with Maccabi USA in 2001 as an athlete and Judo Coach for the 16th Maccabiah Games. Dan has continued his participation in all the Maccabiah Games since then in various roles including athlete, coach, manager, and Assistant Team Manager. In addition, he served as the USA Team Manager for the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany. Before joining Maccabi USA, Dan had a career in education, serving as an administrator in public and charter schools in Philadelphia. He received dual Bachelor degrees from the University of Delaware in Art History and Art Conservation, a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College, a Masters degree in Education from Arcadia University and a School Leadership & Principal certification from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sara Lemma, Registrar

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Sara joined the organization in June 2021.  A native of the North Shore of Boston, Sara graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from West Chester University. Prior to joining Maccabi USA, worked as the Database Administrator at CAMERA and at the ACLU of Nevada. Additionally, Sara volunteered at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, where she spent five years as the Volunteer Chair and Event Coordinator. She moved to South Jersey in 2018 where she lives with her husband, daughter, and their three rescue dogs.

Mackenzie Mager, Associate Program Officer

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Mackenzie joined the organization in 2016. Born and raised in the D.C./Baltimore area, she graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in May 2016, with a B.A. in Advertising and a minor in Hebrew. During her time at Penn State, Mackenzie was a marketing intern for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and the Big Ten Network; her favorite sports to work were Football and Women’s Volleyball. Mackenzie also spent countless hours as a volunteer for THON (Penn State Dance Marathon), the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world.  Besides Penn State sports, she is an avid fan and follower of the four-time World Cup Champions, US Women’s National Soccer Team as well as the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions, Washington Capitals.

Danny Sirdofsky, Development Manager

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Danny joined the staff of Maccabi USA in May 2020.  His affinity for Jewish athletics began in high school when he participated in three JCC Maccabi Games, winning a gold medal in basketball in 2001. He began his career as an attorney, but segued into Jewish philanthropy in 2018. Originally from Northern Virginia, he attended the University of Michigan and is an avid Wolverines fan. He now resides in the Philly suburbs with his wife, Hannah, daughters, Olive and Sadie, and their English Bulldog, Princess Bo.

Neal Slotkin, Media Coordinator/Producer


Neal joined the organization in September 2021 and is a 6-time Emmy-Award winner with 27 years of experience in national and regional broadcasting. Neal worked extensively in media production and management while covering sports, news, and corporate video at ESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia/Comcast SportsNet, MLB & NHL Network, BNC (The Black News Channel), and Perlow Productions. He also possesses nearly a decade of teaching experience in TV production and broadcast writing as an Adjunct at Temple and Rider Universities. The Rutgers alum was born in Philadelphia, but was raised and currently lives in New Jersey with his wife Sharon, daughters Ally and Sydney, and dogs Latka and Boba.

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