Here We Come!
Detroit athletes are ready to head to Cleveland for the North
American Maccabi Youth Games.
STEVE STEIN STAFF WRITER
right and early on the
morning of Aug. 14, a car-
avan of buses and cars will
depart from a Southfield
Inside the vehicles will be the
nearly 200 members of the dele-
gation representing Detroit in the
Jewish Community Centers
North American Maccabi Youth
Games in Cleveland.
The six-day sports festival for
Jewish youth ages 13-16 will run
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BOYS BASKETBALL: Jon-
The Maccabi Games are a
smorgasbord of sports. Sixteen ah Amsel, Scott Berenstein, Matt
will be played in Cleveland, rang- Ishbia, Jeff Jacobs, Justin Ka-
ing from golf to gymnastics, soc- plan, Ron Levin, Ben Lincoln,
Eric Medwed, Evan Rice, Matt
cer to softball.
All the athletes in Cleveland Stein. Coach: Howard Golding.
BOYS SOCCER Justin Bay-
will be housed by local Jewish
families. In addition to compet- er, Jason Bloom, Steve Dwor-
ing in their sports, the youths will man, Joey Edwards, Jason
be the guests at a barbecue at the Fantich, David Greenbaum,
JCC in Cleveland, and they'll vis- Daniel Katz, Jordan Kobernick,
it Sea World and the Geauga Kory Lavine, Gary Levy, Matt
Ross, Joseph Shargorodsky,
Lake amusement park.
Adam Shlom, Louis Skeegan,
Michael Vosko. Coach: Dave
BOYS SOFTBALL: Aaron
Fenton, Josh Gad-Harf, Michael
Hildebrandt, Jason Kromirs,
Brent Leder, Dan Mafrice, Neal
Snitz, Marc Weiss, Ryan Weiss.
Coach: Tony Spokojny.
BOYS TENNIS: Mathew Am-
ster, Gabe Burnstein, Justin
Goldfarb, Seth Heitman. Coach-
es: Janice Bloom, Linda Okun.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Noah
Babcock, Rob Deroven, Bill Ger-
shenson, Jeffrey Horowitz, Ben
Hurwitz, Shawn Levine, Jack
Lipov, Aaron Scheinker, Brad
Steel. Coaches: Ken Bertin, Sam
Skeegan, Lisa Slovis.
GIRLS SOCCER Dori Adel-
man, Beverly Betel, Hope
Botwinick, Erica Dorsey, Jennifer
Geffen, Nora Goudsmit, Julie
Harwin, Jackie Leshman,
Stephanie Levine, Melissa Lynn,
Alexia Smokier. Coach: Larry
GIRLS SOFTBALL: Jessica
Alter, Stephanie Bloom, Hallie
Fox, Emily Friedman, Jennifer
Krochmal, Jody Levy, Laurie Lin-
den, Mikki Mentzel, Heather
Meyers, Stacy Schwartz, Jordan
Winokur. Coaches: Harold Fried-
c , .T3 man, Don Rudick.
GIRLS TENNIS: Elite Ben-
Ozer, Ilyssa Kahn, Erica Stone,
c , Rachel Wright. Coaches: Janice
,s2 Bloom, Linda Okun.
F L. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Niki
Berlin, Jennifer Canner, Lisa Ell-
man, Megan Heller, Aubrey
Opening ceremonies will be Kepes, Alison Lyngaas, Stacey
held the night of Aug. 14 in the Rothenberg, Alyson Surowitz,
Convocation Center at Cleveland Jamee Weiner. Coaches: Ken
State University. Closing cere- Bertin, Sam Skeegan, Lisa Slo-
monies are scheduled for the vis.
GOLF: David Goldenberg,
night of Aug. 18.
Heading the Detroit delegation Daniel Krochmal, David Miller,
will be Alan Horowitz, president Jeff Nash, Jason Raznick, Jared
of the Metropolitan Detroit Mac- Rosenbaum, Derek Sanders,
cabi Club. Michael Kobernick and Brad Schwartz, Andrew Super-
Jill Spokojny are the club's sports stein. Coach: Matt Lester.
GYMNASTICS: Jodie Rosen-
chairmen and Beth Robinson is
berg, Ann Walker. Coach: Lau-
the team manager.
The Detroit Maccabi athletes, ren Rosenberg.
along with their coaches, are:
Boys basketball coach Howard Golding.
Some 2,500 athletes on 68
teams from around the country
and the world will be in Cleve-
land. Delegations are coming
from Australia, Great Britain, Is-
rael and Mexico. Closer to home,
teams from Ann Arbor and Wind-
sor also will join the festivities.
An estimated 2,200 athletes
competed in the North American
Games when they were held in
Detroit in 1990. That number
jumped to 2,600 in Baltimore in