More than 95 athletes and staff members from the Philadelphia and South Jersey area are headed to Israel for the 19th World Maccabiah Games.
There, they will join teammates from around the country to represent the United States in the games, often billed as the Jewish Olympics, from July 18 - 30.
Apart from a 12-year interruption between 1938 and 1950, the competition has been held every four years since 1932. This year, the United States is sending roughly 1,140 athletes, coaches and managers ranging from teenagers to older adults. In addition to athletics, participants tour the country and engage in volunteer projects.
A list of the local contingent is included below. Participants are athletes unless otherwise noted.
- James Chadwin, Ardmore (Coach)
- Matthew Sherman, Penn Valley
- Michael Greenman, Linwood, N.J.
- Corey Sherman, Penn Valley
- Eli Needle, Merion Station
- Jeremy Horn, Wynnewood
- Michael Berg, Merion Station
- Bryan Cohen, Feasterville
- Jacob Cohen, Berwyn
- David Hassman, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Stuart Greenberg, Philadelphia (Manager)
- Kenneth Niernberg, Philadelphia
- Carly Goldstein, Voorhees N.J.
- Matthew Branman, Villanova
- Marshal Davis, Furlong (Coach)
- Hilary Smith, Harvey Cedars, N.J.
- Jamie Levy, Bala Cynwyd
- Marissa Glatt, Doylestown
- Rachael Block, Voorhees, N.J.
- Rachel Magerman, Blue Bell
- Tonja Magerman, Blue Bell (Coach)
- Alexander Moshal, Wynnewood
- Michael Markovitz, Blue Bell
- Matthew Monheit, Rydal
- Michael Monheit, Rydal (Coach)
- Samuel Stein, Bryn Mawr
- Spencer Spivak, Bala Cynwyd (Manager)
- Michelle Kriner, Huntingdon Valley
- Elana Molotsky, Mount Laurel, N.J.
- Avi Bregman, Ardmore
- Carl Grossman, Wyndmoor
- Michael Gross, Holland
- Benjamin Pulley, Huntingdon Valley
- Brandon Fishman, Blue Bell
- Colby Cohen, St Davids
- Devra Pulley, Abington (manager)
- Philip Pulley, Abington (manager)
- Jonathan Hodes, Glenside
- Joshua Petersohn, Bala Cynwyd
- Kenneth Bezar, Lansdale
- Matthew Steinberg, Fort Washington
- Peter Levitt, Bala Cynwd
- Benjamin Kenis, Holland
- Yoni Dulitzki, Wynnewood
- Adam Moyerman, Philadelphia
- Louis Moyerman, Philadelphia
- Caroline Post, Wayne
- Craig Hoffman, Berwyn (Coach)
- Joseph Spencer, Philadelphia
- Nathan Colgan, Radnor
- Jarett Brotz, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Aden Ohayon, Philadelphia
- Zachary Arnold, Fort Washington
- Benjamin Lorry, Wynnewood
Juniors Girls Division
- Elissa Dotzman, Holland
- Gabrielle Greenberg, Gladwyne
- Gabrielle Rosenfeld, Holland
- Meredith Manley, Pottstown
- Matthew Kadoch, Wallingford
- Max Kurtzman, Bryn Mawr
- Ryan Jones, Holland
- Scott Rowling, Richboro
- Jeffrey Moshal, Wynnewood
- Joel Biran, Gladwyne
- Rachel Knable, Cherry Hill N.J.
- Anthony Soslow, Bryn Mawr
- David Pudlin, Bryn Mawr
- John Summers, Merion
- Danielle Reisley, Philadelphia
- Jonathan Soslow, Bryn Mawr
- Yarden Odinak, Philadelphia
- Avraham Mana, Allentown
- Marlee Ehrlich, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Michael Weinstein, Allentown
- Stuart Greenberg, Philadelphia
- Jeffrey Fuchs, Richboro (Coach)
- Haley Cohen, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Samuel Silver, Bryn Mawr
- Jennifer Shulkin, Gladwyne
- James Lipschutz, Havertown
Track and Field
- Cameron Marantz, Philadelphia
- Greta Feldman, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Ross Rosner, Philadelphia
Open Division Women
- Billie Hirsh, Medford, N.J.
- Yael Einhorn, Mount Laurel, N.J.
- Matthew Greenberg, Lancaster (Coach)
USA Team Manager
- Louis Moyerman, Philadelphia
- Arthur Kratchman, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Beth Margolis, Dresher
- Hannah Marks, Philadelphia
- Judy Kratchman, Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Lisa Sandler, Philadelphia
- Mitchell Kurtz, Wynnewood
- Bruce Apple, Cherry Hill, N.J. (Trainer)
- Merrick Wetzler, Voorhees, N.J. (Doctor)
- Sarah Sall, Philadelphia (Trainer)