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Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2019 – Adam Chaskin, Head Basketball Chair for the 15th European Maccabi Games, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Levin as Head Coach of the Juniors’ Girls Basketball Team for the 15th European Maccabi Games. The Games will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

“I am honored to be appointed as the Juniors Girls’ Basketball Head Coach for the European Maccabi Games,” said Levin. “My experiences with Maccabi USA as a player and a Head Coach have been transformative in my life. The exhilaration of representing the USA combined with being a part of Jewish heritage is unmatched. Sharing my insights of the game of basketball with Jewish players and helping connect them to Jews from around the world in one of the most historically significant cities of Budapest is a responsibility I embrace wholeheartedly.”

Levin is currently the Head Coach of the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Team at Worcester Academy in MA. She is a seven-time alumnus of Maccabi USA, having participated as both an athlete and Head Coach, leading the Juniors Girls’ Basketball Team and Open Women’s Basketball Team to gold medals at the 19th and 20th Maccabiah Games in 2013 and 2017. She also led the Open Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Maccabi Games. She has been inducted into the Holy Cross College, Newton North High School, and the New England Basketball Hall of Fames. She holds the HC all-time scoring record for women with 2,253 points. During her collegiate years at Holy Cross College, she was honored as a Kodak District I All-American, two-time first team Division I CoSida Academic All-American, four-time Jewish All-American, and MAAC Conference Scholar Athlete.

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 is seeking qualified Jewish female basketball players to represent Team USA in Tennis at the 15th European Maccabi Games in the Juniors’ Girls division (birth years 2001-2004). Eligible applicants should visit to apply.

For more information, please contact Program Director Shane Carr at or 215.561.6900.

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 is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The Organization is one of 38 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, and is rated as a four-star non-profit by Charity Navigator.


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