Maccabi USA recently announced that it will honor Barry Gurland of Daszkal Bolton as a Legend of the Maccabiah from Florida in 2015.

Maccabi USA is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.

Legends of the Maccabiah are “individuals who have contributed greatly to Maccabi USA as Athletes, Volunteers and Supporters.” Legends honorees are inducted geographically and “embody the Maccabi Spirit by living the values of the Maccabi Movement.” Legends are volunteers who use “sports as a means to engage Jewish youth to strengthen their connection with their Jewish Culture and Identity and their support for the State of Israel.”

Gurland has been involved in multiple Maccabiot, Pan Am and European Maccabi Games since the 1970s.

“Barry’s involvement as a volunteer for Maccabi USA demonstrates his commitment to our mission of using sports to build Jewish pride,” says Maccabi USA Chairman Robert E. Spivak.

“I’m humbled by this recognition,” says Gurland. “I have supported the games throughout these years because they instill a sense of community that spans the globe and time. What this organization does for Jewish youth is commendable. It is a privilege to play a role in it.”

Gurland is Of Counsel to Daszkal Bolton, a leading accounting and advisory services firm in South Florida, and the Founding Member of Madison Family Office Services LLC., a Daszkal Bolton affiliated company.

The ceremony during which Gurland will officially receive the honor of being named a Legend of the Maccabiah will take place on March 15, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, please contact Sara Feinstein at sfeinstein@maccabiusa.com. Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the Legends of the Maccabiah event are online.