24 U.S. Jewish Athletes in Pan-american Maccabiah Games

Nat Holman, president of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, announced today that a delegation of 24 Jewish athletes selected by his organization left Tuesday for the Third Pan-American Maccabiah Games which will be held in Lima, Peru on July 23-29. Robert E. Rosenberg of Manhasset, N.Y. is heading the delegation. Included in the group are representatives from the fields of lawn tennis, track and field, basketball and swimming.

The lawn tennis competitors are Larry Davidson, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Richard Abedon, Tiverton, R.I.; Nancy Block of American University; and Joy Rabinowitz, Des Moines, Ia., nationally ranked under-16 female court star.

The participants in the track and field area are Arnold Minkoff, Bayside, N.Y., a middle distance runner, and Carla Himelman, a youth sprinter from Lincroft, N.J. The basketball squad is comprised of members who were selected to the all-star National Jewish Welfare Board team this past April and includes Dave Eckstein. Rockville, Md.; Jon Myers, Scranton, Pa.; Neil Tolchinsky, Montreal, Canada; David Cooper, Bayside, N.Y.; Barry Shendell and Steve Terk of New Haven, Conn.; and Steven Rosner of Bayonne, N.J. James Wolf of New Haven, Conn, is the coach.

Susan Grodsky of Timonium, Md., an all around swimmer, will represent the U.S. among the natators. The captain is Rod McKinley of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Ivan Greenfield Black Jr. of NYC is the team physician. ***

During the first six months of 1976 the export of polished diamonds from Israel reached $329.1 million, 20.9% more than during the same period of last year.

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