For Immediate Release

Debra Scala Giokas
Director of Marketing

Attorney Kurland Played Goalie at Maccabiah Games in Israel — US Team Wins Bronze Medal and Kurland Named MVP

July 17, East Meadow, NY – Jason Kurland, Partner in the Real Estate Group and also known as the “Lottery Lawyer,” played goalie for the United States Masters Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the 20th World Maccabiah Games held at the 10,000 seat Pais Arena in Jerusalem, Israel from July 5th until July 14th.

The United States team won the bronze medal. Ukraine won the gold; Canada, the silver. In addition to his bronze medal, Mr. Kurland (#33) was named MVP for his performance in the game against the Ukraine. The tournament was full of ex-professionals, including a number of NHL players.

Mr.  Kurland said, “Israel is an amazing country, and the entire two weeks was an experience of a lifetime.”

Mr. Kurland played goal at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and graduated in 1996. He trained for months prior to the games, skating with his teammates in Boston and Chicago.

He resides in Dix Hills with his wife and three children.

Maccabi USA brought a team of 1100 plus athletes to participate among the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 sports. The Maccabi World Games are held every four years. Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games. Maccabi USA builds pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition. The organization connects athletes, volunteers and supporters with the global community. For further information about Maccabi USA, contact Program Director Shane Carr at or at 215-561-6900.

Mr. Kurland is used to being around winners. As the Lottery Lawyer, he has represented some of the largest winners in the United States including Powerball jackpot winners in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

For further information about Jason Kurland contact Debra Scala Giokas, Director of Marketing, at or (516) 296-7087.

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