Philadelphia, PA, July 16 – Local Westchester, NY volunteers will host the 6th Annual Brunch and Bridge Tournament to raise funds for Maccabi USA.  This duplicate bridge tournament, held on October 3 at the Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains, NY, is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and will award Masters Points.  This year’s Tournament Directors will be the father and son team, Sidney and Robert Stayman.  For those players with up to 199 Masters Points, there will be a dedicated section with its own director, Sandy Levine, for those who are interested.

Maccabi USA endeavors, through sports, to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish Community by encouraging Jewish Pride, strengthening Jewish Bonds and by creating a heightened sense of awareness of Israel and Jewish Identity.

Barbara Feldman and George Lippman, both of White Plains, NY, have been the Chairs for this event since its inception in 2005.  Joining them on the steering committee are local New York area volunteers including: Nat Adler, Scarsdale; Babette Bandler, NY; Ruth Brandt, Scarsdale; Betty Burr, NY; Henry Deutsch, Dobbs Ferry; Lynne Goldstein, Harrison; Gail Greenberg, NY; Jane Heilbron, Rye; Pat Hofmann, Mamaroneck; Mickey Karlan, Rye Brook; Richard Laufer, Hartsdale; Edy Levitt, Harrison; Phyllis Lippman, White Plains; Sue Maier, NY; Joanne Marks, White Plains; Bobby Stayman, Mamaroneck and Elaine Tashman, Stamford, CT.

For more information on participating in the tournament, please call Sara Feinstein at 215.561.6900 x119.  Maccabi USA is a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  All proceeds from this tournament will be used to fund the USA Team at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July, 2013.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA) 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 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 the world over 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.

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