Stuart Weitzman, Maccabi USA table tennis alum and shoe icon, challenged us to a match in 2022. Not at table tennis, but to endow need-based scholarships for young Jews to participate in the life-changing Maccabiah experience in Israel. With your help, Maccabi USA stepped up in a big way, raising more than $2.5M! With Stuart’s generous $4.5M match, the Stuart Weitzman Scholarship Fund will now distribute 350+ scholarships for every Maccabiah quadrennial in perpetuity!

The Maccabiah is the largest gathering of Diaspora Jewry in the world and a transformational opportunity that uses sports to build Jewish identity, community, and connection to Israel. Including Maccabi USA’s signature Israel Connect educational program, this three-week experience leaves a lasting and positive impact on Jews of all backgrounds. Stuart believes cost should never be a barrier for participation, and we know you feel the same.

To Support This Initiative:

Make a check out to “Endowment Fund of Maccabi USA” with “Stuart Weitzman Scholarship Fund” in the memo line:

Endowment Fund of Maccabi USA
1511 Walnut Street, Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Stuart’s generosity has spurred hundreds of donors to contribute, including the Arrillaga Family, who started the Ilan Naibryf Memorial Scholarship Fund housed within the new Weitzman Fund. To learn more about Ilan and how you can support the legacy of a young alum whose life was tragically cut short, CLICK HERE.

If you have questions or want to contribute in any other ways, including through donor-advised funds, securities/stock gifts, or wire transfers, please contact Danny Sirdofsky, Development Manager, at The Endowment Fund of Maccabi USA’s EIN Tax ID is: 26-0043932.