Philadelphia, PA, May 24, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Open Men's Basketball Chairman Josh Schachter, along with Head Coach Doug Gottlieb and Assistant Coach Jacob Rauchbauch are pleased to announce the Open Men's Basketball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will join the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.
The athletes are Marc Chasin of Coral Gables, FL, Ithaca College; Jordan Cohen of Tarzana, CA, Lehigh University; Joseph "JoJo" Fallas of Beverly Hills, CA, Cornell University; Robbie Feinberg of Hidden Hills, CA. Harvard University; Grant Greenberg of Leavenworth, KS, University of Saint Mary; Daniel Janel of Fresh Meadows, NY, Connecticut College; Alec Kobre of Santa Rosa, CA, University of the Pacific ('16); Jeremy Lieberman of Laramie, WY, University of Wyoming; Jimmy McDonnell of Jackson, NJ, Temple University ('15); Joe Schneider of Longmeadow, MA, Amherst College; Sam Singer of Berkeley, CA, University of California-Berkeley; Travis Warech of Pine Brook, NJ, Ithaca College ('13).
Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA's success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.
Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition. We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community. Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.
Janel tallied 572 points, 334 rebounds, 57 assists and 24 steals in three-years of action with the Camels. He poured in 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead Connecticut College past a fifth ranked Amherst College squad in an 83-76 victory here in the Whaling City January 14.