The Maccabi USA Open Tennis Chairman Lisa Chajet, along with Head Coach Lonnie Mitchel is pleased to announce the Open Tennis Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will join the 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.
Mitchel is the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Tennis at The State University of New York-Oneonta. The athletes are Alex Brenner of San Francisco, CA, Claremont McKenna College; Seth Cohen of Birmingham, AL, University of Alabama; Natasha Dabrowski of West Bloomfield, MI, University of Michigan (’15); Daniel Destanik of New York, NY, Emory University (’11); Alana Green of Pittsford, NY, The State University of New York – Oneonta; Sivan Krems of Thousand Oaks, CA, Princeton University; Adam Levie of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, University of California – Davis; Amira Massi of Los Angeles, CA, California State University – Northridge; Mia Rabinowitz of Tenafly, NJ, Laurel Springs School; Andrew Rifkin of Jacksonville, FL, St. Thomas University (’12); Alyssa Rudin of Irvine, CA, University of Chicago; andAllen Sokolov of Woodland Hills, CA, Vassar College.
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.