Maccabi athletes bring home medals

2010 St. Louis JCC Maccabi athletes: Daniel Sheinbein (baseball), Andrea Stiffelman (soccer), Taylor Gold (soccer), Caroline Greenberg (tennis), Joseph Gelman (swimming).

Teenagers from St. Louis who took part in the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games St. Louis Delegation in Omaha, Neb. returned home last week with medals in several sports including basketball, soccer, tennis and golf. In addition, one teen, Alex Hummel, took home two golds in bowling.

These young athletes participated not only in sports, but experienced a “Day of Caring and Sharing,” lived with local Jewish families and met other competitors from all over the world. The 2011 St. Louis delegation will be participating in the JCC Maccabi Games in Israel. Here is how the St. Louis delegation placed:


Girls Basketball Team – Bronze (St. Louis defeated Atlanta 60-37 in bronze medal game)

Boys Soccer 15/16 year olds – Bronze (St. Louis defeated Chicago/N. Virginia 7-4 in bronze medal game)


High Series – boys 15/16 year olds – Alex Hummel – Gold

High Game Doubles – boys 15/16 year olds – Alex Hummel (with Benjamin Wierba-from Windsor) – Gold

Day 1 competition – boys 15/16 year olds – Alex Hummel – Silver

Golf –

13/14 year olds division – Jacob Pollak – Silver

15/16 year olds division – Adam Belsky – Bronze

15/16 year olds division – Jordan Nathanson – Silver


Ballet Duet, Julia Wasserman & Sami Friedman – Bronze

Jazz Duet, Julia Wasserman & Sami Friedman – Bronze

Tap Solo, Julia Wasserman – Bronze


Girls Competitive, 15/16 year olds, Caroline Greenberg – Silver

Boys Recreational, 15/16 year olds, Jake Sandweiss – Gold

Doubles, 13/14 year-olds, Roni Wolfe – Gold

Doubles, 13/14 year-olds, Jordan Bernstein – Bronze