Athletes Stand Together Against Antisemitism

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Athletes Stand Together Against Antisemitism

Athletes Against Antisemitism and Discrimination (AAAD) stands with the people of Israel in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks by Hamas. The death toll from the October 7th raid against Israel represents the deadliest assault on Jews since the Holocaust. 85 years later, we will not be silent in the face of antisemitism and threats to human dignity and human rights.

AAAD was founded with the mission of engaging athletes—both at the student level and beyond—and empowering them to use their platform to help raise awareness regarding the Holocaust, antisemitism and other forms of identity-based hate. In the wake of the abhorrent attacks against innocent civilians launched by Hamas, we believe that now, more than ever, it is necessary to encourage the next generation of change agents to stand up and speak out against these crimes against humanity.

We urge those in the athletic community to learn the facts about the situation in Israel and use their platform to address the ways in which Hamas is perpetrating human rights abuses towards both Israelis and Palestinians who suffer under Hamas’ rule in Gaza. Many athletic organizations, teams and players have publicly condemned the terrorist attacks by Hamas and pledged their support to the people of Israel. We are grateful for their leadership and their willingness to use their platforms to fight antisemitism, violence and injustice. We encourage other members of the athletic community to join us and #AAADyourvoice to the conversation.

Click this link to sign your name and show your support.


  1. Bob McKillop - Retired Head Coach, Davidson College Men's Basketball
  2. Seth Greenberg - Basketball Analyst, ESPN
  3. Bruce Pearl - Head Men's Basketball Coach, Auburn University
  4. Doug Gottlieb - Broadcaster, Fox Sports
  5. David Blatt - Consultant, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Canadian National Team
  6. Ido Aharoni Aronoff - Global Ambassador, Maccabi World Union
  7. Tamir Goodman - Former Professional Basketball Player/Coach
  8. Steven Pearl - Associate Head Coach, Auburn University
  9. Jeff Goodman - Journalist, Field of 68
  10. Matt Elkin - Director of Operations, Yale University Men's Basketball
  11. Elliot Steinmetz - Head Coach, Yeshiva University Men's Basketball
  12. Jacob Steinmetz - MLB player, Arizona Diamondbacks
  13. Brian Schiff - Coach/Organizer, Maccabi USA Basketball
  14. Howard Levy - Head Coach, Mercer County Community College Men's Basketball
  15. German Srulovich - Assistant Coach, Bowling Green Men's Basketball
  16. Ryan Mee - Head Coach, Vassar College Men's Basketball
  17. Jerry Price - Senior Writer/Historian, Princeton University Athletic Department
  18. Todd Schayes - Former Maccabi Player/Coach and Head Coach, Kent Denver School
  19. Adam Chaskin - Retired Coach, U.S. National Maccabi team, Elon College, North Carolina A&T State University, UNC Greensboro and Siena College
  20. Jack Ruditzky - Student Athlete, Ithaca College Baseball
  21. Matt Hurwitz - Assistant Coach, UC Riverside Men's Basketball
  22. Michael Braunstein - Former Student Athlete, University of Washington Football
  23. Ryan Marks - Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
  24. Lee Gruen - Coach, Chai Athletics
  25. Moshe Toledano - Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Union College
  26. Seth Eilberg - Head Boys' Basketball Coach, The Hill School
  27. Jon Levinson - NCAA Women's Basketball Secretary - Rules Editor, NCAA
  28. Ophir Sadeh - Assistant Coach, Hofstra University
  29. Jess Deutsch - Athletics/Higher Education Consultant
  30. Larry Shyatt - Retired Head Coach, University of Wyoming Men's Basketball
  31. Donna Orender - Officer, Maccabi USA
  32. Jared Korsten - Video and Scouting Coordinator, West Virginia University
  33. Herb Brown - Retired Coach, NBA and International Basketball Leagues
  34. John Dore - Retired Head Coach, Concordia University and Maccabiah Canada
  35. Sherry Levin - Head Coach/Former Player, Maccabi USA
  36. Dan Grunfeld - Former Basketball Player, Stanford University
  37. Rachel Flame - Student Athlete, Dickinson College
  38. Lawrence Greer - Advance Scout/Assistant Coach, New York Knicks
  39. David Gale - Director of Scouting, Vanderbilt University
  40. Sam Silverstein - Student Athlete, Harvard University Men's Basketball
  41. Dara Reyblat - Student Athlete, George Washington University
  42. Tess Mendelson - Student Athlete, George Washington University First Ladies Dance Team
  43. Danya Ellman - Senior Associate Athletic Director, George Washington University
  44. Matthew Landy - Head Coach, CESJDS
  45. Becky Silberman - Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, CESJDS
  46. BJ Dunne - Head Men's Basketball Coach, Gettysburg College
  47. Miles Smith Jr. - Associate Athletic Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Princeton University
  48. Alex Kor - Team Podiatrist, Butler University
  49. Talila Sommer - Professional Athlete, University Women's Soccer and Israel's Women's National Team
  50. Jim Crews -Retired Head Men's Basketball Coach, Saint Louis Billikens
  51. David Metzendorf - Division I Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach