DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (June 2022) – Ellen Goldstein, Pine Run Director of Fitness & Aquatics, is representing the United States as an Assistant Coach on the US Women’s Softball Team in this year’s World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.
The World Maccabiah Games are the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition, traditionally held every four years in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the centrality of the State of Israel in the life of the Jewish people. The Games have grown to include nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes from more than 75 countries competing in 40 sports, making it the third largest international multi-sport event in the world following only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Ellen earned a Gold Medal in the summer of 2017 at the World Maccabiah Games as part of the US Women’s Softball Team.Ellen will serve as the Assistant Coach for the US Women’s Softball Team, a group of 13 women ages 18-35 from across the United States. The Maccabiah Games meet for three weeks in Israel in July: week one is known as Israel Connect and provides education and tourism opportunities for the participants as well as time for the team to meet and practice together and weeks two and three consist of opening ceremonies and the games.
“We are excited that Ellen is representing Pine Run and the United States at this prestigious sporting event,” said Maria Santangelo, Executive Director at Pine Run. “Ellen’s ability to connect with and build relationships with our Villagers is extraordinary. She has been a guide and advocate for our Villagers on their wellness journeys and we are so proud to support Ellen as she demonstrates her leadership and talents on the word stage.”
Ellen joined the Pine Run Healthy Living team in September 2019. She is a graduate of Ursinus College, magna cum laude, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She is a certified trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Pine Run, Ellen taught health and physical education in the New Hope Solebury School District, Central Bucks School District, and at the Windmill Day School in Doylestown.
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