Legends of the Maccabiah to be honored

Legends of the Maccabiah to be honored

FOUR NEW JERSEYANS will be among the 20 Maccabi USA honorees at Legends of the Maccabiah on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

Maccabi USA, a U.S. Olympic Committee Multi-Sport 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.

The honorees are being recognized for the significant contributions they have made to the Maccabi movement representing the United States as athletes or as volunteers and supporters.

Jeff Bukantz of Montville, now president of Maccabi USA, was a fencer at the 1981-1993 Maccabiah Games and a golfer at the 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 European Games.

Marc Rosenberg of Morristown, a member of the Maccabi USA executive committee, was a basketball player at the 1981 and 1993-1997 Maccabiah Games and the 1995 Pan American Games.

Mim Chappell-Eber of Plainfield was a field hockey athlete at the 1993-2005 Maccabiah Games, the 1995 and 2007 Pan American Games, the 2006 Australia Games, and the 2011 European Games.

Mike Hartman of Hoboken, who was an ice hockey athlete and coach at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, was also a member of the winning New York Rangers team at the 1994 Stanley Cup Championships.

Ticket prices for the brunch begin at $180; sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support Maccabi USA’s efforts to ensure that all qualified Jewish athletes have the opportunity to participate in the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Contact Dan Kurtz at 215-561-6900, ext. 4158, or dkurtz@maccabiusa.com or visit maccabiusa.com/legends-of-the-maccabiah.

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