PolandPassport.com Celebrates Founder Neil Kaplan’s son, Harry, Winning Two Silver Medals, One Bronze in Fencing at the 2019 European Maccabi Games

PolandPassport.com Celebrates Founder Neil Kaplan’s son, Harry, Winning Two Silver Medals, One Bronze in Fencing at the 2019 European Maccabi Games; First-Ever Three Medal Effort for Polish Athlete in Single Maccabi Games

Harry Kaplan in First-Ever Three Medal Effort for Polish Athlete in Single Maccabi Games

Budapest, Hungary – August 5, 2019 - PolandPassport.com, the leading worldwide Polish citizenship and European Union (EU) passport advocacy agency for those with Polish descent, is proud to announce that, Harry Kaplan,
son of founder, Neil Kaplan, Head of Delegation for the Polish Maccabi Team won two silver and one medals in the fencing competitions at the European Maccabi Games (EMG) held in Budapest, Hungary.

Harry is the first Polish athlete in Maccabi history to garner three medals during a single Games. Harry was accompanied at the medal ceremony by his parents and a diplomat from the Polish embassy in Budapest.

Competing in multiple disciplines, Harry garnered second place in the individual and team Junior sabre events, and third in the Junior foil team event. Although the only fencer from Poland, Harry was part of an international team that finished on the podium in both of the team events.

The European Maccabi Games are held every four years and are always held two years after the Maccabiah Games are held in Israel. European delegations send their best Jewish sportsmen and women to compete in the games.

Speaking about Harry Kaplan’s accomplishment, Head of Delegation, Neil Kaplan said, “I am so honored to represent Poland with my son, Harry, at these Games. On behalf of Team Poland, we are all thrilled with Harry’s record-setting achievements. He has set the bar on both success and sportsmanship and I hope Harry’s actions at these games will be an inspiration for future young Polish Jewish athletes. We will remember these days for a lifetime.”

In the 2013 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, the Polish squad won a single silver medal.

Harry Kaplan said, “Competing on behalf of the Polish Jewish community was an honor. Even more exciting for me was the opportunity to share this in these great moments with my parents in attendance. I am proud to continue my family’s legacy in Poland Maccabi fencing.”

Harry Kaplan’s sister, Julie, was previously the only Junior medalist in Polish Maccabiah games history (bronze, 2017).

More than 2.300 athletes from 42 different nations compete in a total of 19 disciplines at the European Maccabi Games. Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later. After a 30-year hiatus, the Jewish games finally returned to European soil as Copenhagen hosted the 1959 competition.

Polish/EU Citizenship Benefits:

  • Work/live/study in any of the 28 EU countries

  • Free/nearly free college education

  • Access to employment/start a business in EU

  • Health care coverage

  • Ability to purchase real estate

  • Streamlined customs/passport control at international airports

About PolandPassport.com

Founded in 2016, PolandPassport.com is a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. Headquartered in Southern California with a legal team based in Warsaw, the company provides expert, turnkey, concierge level services for its clientele seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of Polish citizenship law. PolandPassport.com evaluates all inquiries free of charge and offers a full guarantee for accepted cases. Clients only pay for successful case outcomes. For more information, please visit www.polandpassport.com or email info@polandpassport.com.

 

Contact:
Eric Becker
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PolandPassport.com Founder Neil Kaplan Sets Poland Maccabi Record in Cycling Road Race at the 2019 European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary

Neil Kaplan at Cycling Road Race at the 2019 European Maccabi Games

Kincsesbánya, Hungary – August 4, 2019 - PolandPassport.com, the leading worldwide Polish citizenship and European Union (EU) passport advocacy agency for those with Polish descent, is proud to announce that its founder, Neil Kaplan, Head of Delegation for the Polish Maccabi Team and Captain of the Poland cycling team, finished 17th in the cycling road race – a record finish for the Polish team - held in the verdant hills of Kincsesbánya, Hungary at the European Maccabi Games (EMG).

Kaplan’s performance came on a very warm day and hilly course 60 miles outside of Budapest.

The European Maccabi Games are held every four years and are always held two years after the Maccabiah Games are held in Israel. European delegations send their best Jewish sportsmen and women to compete.

Kaplan finished 45th in the 2017 Maccabiah Games cycling Time Trial held in Israel during his previous cycling experience at the Games.

Kaplan said, “I am honored to represent Poland with my son, Harry, at these Games. On behalf of Team Poland, I am delighted with the outcome of today’s race.The course at Kincsesbánya was challenging and I gave it every ounce of energy that I had.Thanks to the Maccabi organization for putting together such a well run and competitive event.”

Next on the agenda is the finals of the fencing competition where Harry Kaplan in is the running for a medal in multiple competitions. Harry’s sister, Julie, is currently the only Junior medalist in Polish Maccabiah games history (bronze, 2017).

More than 2,300 athletes from 42 different nations will compete in a total of 19 disciplines at the European Maccabi Games. Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later. After a 30-year hiatus, the Jewish games finally returned to European soil as Copenhagen hosted the 1959 competition.

Polish/EU Citizenship Benefits:

  • Work/live/study in any of the 28 EU countries

  • Free/nearly free college education

  • Access to employment/start a business in EU

  • Health care coverage

  • Ability to purchase real estate

  • Streamlined customs/passport control at international airports

About PolandPassport.com

Founded in 2016, PolandPassport.com is a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. Headquartered in Southern California with a legal team based in Warsaw, the company provides expert, turnkey, concierge level services for its clientele seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of Polish citizenship law. PolandPassport.com evaluates all inquiries free of charge and offers a full guarantee for accepted cases. Clients only pay for successful case outcomes. For more information, please visit www.polandpassport.com or email info@polandpassport.com.

 

Contact:
Eric Becker
Becker PR for PolandPassport.com
(303) 638-3469
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PolandPassport.com Founder Neil Kaplan Represents Poland at 2019 European Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies in Budapest, Hungary; Harry Kaplan Carries Flag for Poland

Neil and Harry Kaplan at 2019 European Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2019 - PolandPassport.com, the leading worldwide Polish citizenship and European Union (EU) passport advocacy agency for those with Polish descent, is proud to announce that its founder, Neil Kaplan, Head of Delegation for the Polish Maccabi Team represented Poland at the Opening Ceremonies at the 2019 European Maccabi Games (EMG) held on July 30, 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

President of Hungary János Áder officially opened the 15th European Maccabi Games. The flame was lit by Judit Polgár, the best female chess player of all time and Ágnes Keleti, the oldest Olympic champion alive.

The European Maccabi Games are held every four years and are always held two years after the Maccabiah Games are held in Israel. European delegations send their best Jewish sportsmen and women to the competition.

Held at Új Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium in Budapest, the Opening Ceremony began with the march of the delegations and ended with the host Hungarian team arriving last. Each of the 42 delegations poured colorful sand into a Star of David as a symbol of diversity and unity upon entering the stadium. Neil Kaplan had the honor for Poland and his son, Harry, had the honor of carrying the Polish flag at the Opening Ceremonies.

Neil Kaplan will be competing in the cycling time trial and road race competitions later this week and Harry Kaplan,will captain the Polish fencing team which starts action later today.Harry will compete in the Junior Sabre and Foil competitions in both individual and team events.

Speaking about the Opening Ceremonies, Neil Kaplan said “I am honored to represent Poland with my son Harry on such a momentous occasion. Having been involved with Team Poland since 2017, I am proud to be part of the best of Jewish Polish athletes at the Games. We are looking forward to competing this week. Kudos to the Maccabi organization who did such a tremendous job in creating a spectacular event that will be remembered for a lifetime.”

In 2017 in Israel, Team Poland garnered 2 Gold and 1 Bronze medals in what was a record setting performance for the Polish squad at the worldwide Games in Israel.

Harry Kaplan said, “Carrying the flag last night on behalf of the Polish Jewish community was such a great honor for me and even more exciting to share this great event with my Dad. My sister Julie is the only Junior medalist in Polish Maccabiah games history (bronze, 2017) and I will give my all to continue our family legacy in Polish fencing.”

More than 2,300 athletes from 42 different nations will compete in a total of 19 disciplines at the European Maccabi Games. Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later. After a 30-year hiatus, the Jewish games finally returned to European soil as Copenhagen hosted the 1959 competition.

Polish/EU Citizenship Benefits:

  • Work/live/study in any of the 28 EU countries

  • Free/nearly free college education

  • Access to employment/start a business in EU

  • Health care coverage

  • Ability to purchase real estate

  • Streamlined customs/passport control at international airports

About PolandPassport.com

Founded in 2016, PolandPassport.com is a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. Headquartered in Southern California with a legal team based in Warsaw, the company provides expert, turnkey, concierge level services for its clientele seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of Polish citizenship law. PolandPassport.com evaluates all inquiries free of charge and offers a full guarantee for accepted cases. Clients only pay for successful case outcomes. For more information, please visit www.polandpassport.com or email info@polandpassport.com.

 

Contact:
Eric Becker
Becker PR for PolandPassport.com
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PolandPassport.com Founder Neil Kaplan named Head of Delegation for the Poland National Maccabi Team at the 2019 European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary

Poland Passport Founder Neil Kaplan

Los Angeles, Calif. – July 12, 2019 - PolandPassport.com, the leading worldwide Polish citizenship and European Union (EU) passport advocacy agency for those with Polish descent, is proud to announce that its founder, Neil Kaplan, has been named Head of Delegation for Team Poland at the 2019 European Maccabi Games (EMG) later this month in Budapest, Hungary.

The European Maccabi Games are held every four years and are always held two years after the Maccabiah Games are held in Israel. European delegations send their best Jewish sportsmen and women to compete

Kaplan, who captained the Polish Men’s cycling team in Israel in 2017 at the 20th Maccabiah Games and will again be competing in the cycling time trial and road race competitions, will be joined by his son, Harry Kaplan, who will captain the Polish fencing team. Kaplan is also the former President of Tribe Media, Inc. parent company of The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles which is one of the USAs largest and most influential ethnic media publications and web site.

Speaking about his appointment, Kaplan said “Having been involved with Team Poland since 2017, I am both honored and excited to have been appointed to be Head of Delegation for Team Poland. We are looking forward to building on 2017’s record setting performance and building on the strong foundation of the team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games and hopefully come home with a medal.”

In 2017 in Israel, Team Poland garnered 2 Gold and 1 Bronze medals in what was a record setting performance for the Polish squad.

On what it means to represent Poland’s Jewish community, “My experiences at the last Maccabiah Games have been life changing and now to have the opportunity to pass on my knowledge, experience, passion, and love of sport to others is exciting.

Poland’s Jewish community is proud and growing and I am humbled by being asked to represent our team.”

Kaplan’s son Harry, a competitive sabre fencer whose fencing career began at the age of 9, will be following in the footsteps of his sister, foil fencer Julie Kaplan, who brought home the first ever medal (Bronze) for a Junior (under 18 participant) in Team Poland’s history in the 2017 games.

Harry Kaplan said, “I’m really excited to represent Poland in the fencing competition and am honored to follow my sister’s legacy in Polish fencing. My aim is to continue the momentum and get Team Poland on the map with another medal.”

Held in late July 2019, around 2,100 athletes from 40 different nations compete in a total of 19 disciplines at the European Maccabi Games. Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later. After a 30 year hiatus, the Jewish games finally returned to European soil as Copenhagen hosted the 1959 competition.

Polish/EU Citizenship Benefits:

  • Work/live/study in any of the 28 EU countries

  • Free/nearly free college education

  • Access to employment/start a business in EU

  • Health care coverage

  • Ability to purchase real estate

  • Streamlined customs/passport control at international airports

About PolandPassport.com

Founded in 2016, PolandPassport.com is a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. Headquartered in Southern California with a legal team based in Warsaw, the company provides expert, turnkey, concierge level services for its clientele seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of Polish citizenship law. PolandPassport.com evaluates all inquiries free of charge and offers a full guarantee for accepted cases. Clients only pay for successful case outcomes. For more information, please visit www.polandpassport.com or email info@polandpassport.com.

Contact:
Eric Becker
Becker PR for PolandPassport.com
(303) 638-3469
beckerericwpr@gmail.com

PolandPassport.com Celebrates Polish Centennial w Free Case Evaluation, $250 Referral Bonus

PolandPassport.com Celebrates Polish Centennial With Free Case Evaluation, First-Ever $250 Referral Bonus, No Financial Commitment for Approved Cases Seeking Benefits of Polish Citizenship & EU Passport

PolandPassport.com May Celebration

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 7, 2019 - PolandPassport.com, the leading worldwide Polish citizenship and European Union (EU) passport advocacy agency for those with Polish descent, is offering 24-hour turnaround and free case analysis to determine eligibility for Polish - and thus EU citizenship. In this year of the Polish Centennial, PolandPassport.com is for the first time also offering a referral bonus of $250 in May 2019 for clients that become citizens.

PolandPassport.com’s industry-leading premium Polish passport and citizenship services will provide the referred client $125 off of their case fees. Once the client’s case is complete, the source of the referral will receive an additional $125.

"PolandPassport.com offers a connection with one’s family legacy and a portal into the significant benefits of adding Polish citizenship for its prospective worldwide clients from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and more,” said PolandPassport.com Founder Neil Kaplan. “We are pleased to celebrate this time of freedom with the Polish people and extend our services to prospective clients with guarantees that ensure a successful outcome for all paying clients."

Kaplan continued, “2019 has been a year of tremendous growth in demand for our services based on a growing track record of success and tremendous word-of-mouth. Also, our UK clients cite the looming nature of Brexit as reasons that they have engaged PolandPassport.com”

Polish/EU Citizenship Benefits:

  • Work/live/study in any of the 28 EU countries

  • Free/nearly free college education

  • Access to employment/start a business in EU

  • Health care coverage

  • Ability to purchase real estate

  • Streamlined customs/passport control at international airports

PolandPassport.com May celebration

Background

Poland is currently in a multi-year celebration marking its centennial of independence. Poland regained its freedom on November 11, 1918, the day World War I ended, after 123 years of partition by Russia, Austria and Prussia. For those families of all faiths and backgrounds who have an ancestor who lived in Poland after this date, their descendants are likely still technically Polish citizens and qualify for an EU passport after citizenship confirmation.

As a result of the increasing digitization of dusty archives throughout Poland, more and more family documents - such as birth and marriage certificates - are being ‘uncovered’ after decades of being locked away in storage in small villages and larger towns throughout Poland.

For hundreds of years, in Galicia and other areas that are now in part of Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania there was a long history of vibrant Jewish life.A large percentage of Jews worldwide have at least one of their ancestors from this part of the world. Many of these families qualify for Polish citizenship.

The PolandPassport.com Marketplace Advantage

PolandPassport.com’s Warsaw-based research team is expert in the identification and obtainment of these documents throughout Poland and neighboring countries, which are often critical pieces of evidence in a citizenship hearing.

The Benefits of Polish Citizenship

The tangible benefits of citizenship in the European Union are significant. Polish citizens can work, live or study without limitation in any of the 28 countries with current EU membership including the UK, France, Italy and Germany.

Free - or nearly free - University education is common in the EU and the benefits of being able to work in Europe pay career dividends at any age. Other benefits include more streamlined processes for: starting a business, purchasing property, securing of health care coverage, and many more social benefits. Time saved at the passport lanes of international airports, such as Heathrow, bring smiles and regular benefits when traveling.

About PolandPassport.com

Founded in 2016, PolandPassport.com is a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. Headquartered in Southern California with a legal team based in Warsaw, the company provides expert, turnkey, concierge level services for its clientele seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of Polish citizenship law. PolandPassport.com evaluates all inquiries free of charge and offers a full guarantee for accepted cases. Clients only pay for successful case outcomes. For more information, please visit www.polandpassport.com or email info@polandpassport.com

Contact:
Eric Becker
Becker PR for PolandPassport.com
(303) 638-3469
beckerericwpr@gmail.com