Alan Sherman has been a major player in Israel-U.S.
sports relations. A vice-president of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel
since 1973, the Potomac, MD, businessman is distinguished for his leadership
and organizing skills relative to the quadrennial World Maccabiah Games.
Serving 1973-1989 on International Maccabiah Committee
(IMC), Sherman was All-Sports Chairman of U.S. teams organized for the
1977 and 1989 Maccabiah
Games, and was the U.S. Teams General Chairman 1977-79.
He conceived and co-founded the North American Maccabi Youth Games,
for youths 16 years and under. The Youth Games, debuting
in 1982 and staged in alternate years, are currently the largest invitational
sporting event in the world.
For many years, Sherman was the Israel Olympic Committee and Israel
Sports Federation United States liaison. Throughout the 1990s,
he has been President of American Friends of Wingate Institute, and
Chairman of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1978, Sherman organized a tour of Israel by the
NBA World Champion Washington Bullets.
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame