Miami’s Todd Rubinstein coached Team USA Tennis to victory with 10 overall medals at the 15th European Maccabi Games, held July 28-Aug. 7, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

“I’m truly honored to have not only represented my country, my faith and my family in this unbelievable event, but I’m even more honored to have been chosen as the Team USA Head Tennis Coach for a second time,” said Rubinstein.

42 nations from around the world competed in the European Maccabi Games, which are held every four years and celebrate the best Jewish athletes from around the world. An overall 2,500 athletes participated in 20 different disciplines. Team USA brought 223 athletes to the games, with 14 players representing Team USA Tennis in the Junior, Open, and Master’s Divisions.

Team USA Tennis medal wins from the 15th European Maccabi Games are listed below:

  • Silver in Women’s 45s Singles: Ondrea Schiciano of Goldens Bridge, NY
  • Gold in Women’s Master’s Doubles: Ondrea Schiciano of Goldens Bridge, NY
  • Gold in Men’s 55s Singles: Jeffrey Ravetz of New York, NY
  • Silver in Men’s 55s Singles: Scott Kalb of New York, NY
  • Bronze in Men’s 55s Singles: Craig Jorasch of Palo Alto, CA
  • Bronze in Men’s 55s Master’s Singles: Neil Schechter of Washington, D.C.
  • Gold in Men’s 55s Doubles: Scott Kalb of New York, NY, Neil Schechter of Washington, D.C.
  • Silver in Men’s 55s Doubles: Jeffrey Ravetz of New York, NY, Craig Jorasch of Palo Alto, CA
  • Bronze in Men’s Open Singles: Adam Sraberg of Los Angeles, CA
  • Bronze in Open Mixed Doubles: Alexandra Kay of Palm Beach, FL

Maccabi USA aims to build Jewish pride by connecting athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community through sports and the powerful camaraderie of competition. The organization uses athletic, educational, and cultural experiences to build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

Rubinstein was named the 2018 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year, the 2018 Tennis Industry Magazine National High School Coach of the Year, the 2018 USPTA District 16 (Dade/Broward) Professional of the Year, the 2017 Florida High School Coach of the Year, the 2016 Wilson 3A High School Tennis Coach of the Year, and is a USPTA Elite Professional and accredited professional coach. He is the head tennis coach at Mourning High School where he has won two state championships in five appearances, and the head tennis professional at Smatts Tennis Academy in Hollywood, Fla.

“I coached the World Games in 2017 and the experience was unlike any I could have ever imagined,” said Rubinstein. “These Games were just as exciting, as the new connections and relationships formed will last a lifetime! Thank you to the Maccabi USA organization for the opportunity and to my players and their families for trusting me in the process, I couldn’t be more proud of and excited for each and every one of them!”

For more information on the European Maccabi Games go to www.maccabi.org/sport/european-maccabi-games.

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