October 18th, 2017

Leon Lifschutz first became involved with Maccabi USA in 2013 as an Accommodations Manager at the 19th World Maccabiah Games working primarily with the Open teams. Prior to 2013, he had been to Israel a handful of times but recalls the Maccabiah Games as being a completely different experience. The Maccabiah Games allowed Leon to connect […]

September 11th, 2017

Volunteerism takes one AT to Israel for the 20th World Maccabiah Games

August 24th, 2017

The 20th World Maccabiah Games were a celebration of Jewish pride, unity, and athleticism. They provided a platform for athletes to excel in a sporting competition in the beautiful State of Israel, while also forming relationships with other Jewish athletes from around the world. Team USA came home with 368 medals; 94 gold, 128 silver, […]

August 4th, 2017

Maccabiah: T Statman’s World Games Experience 2017 Previously: The Western Wall: A Reflection by Tri-Athlete Jake Sussman The Magic of Maccabi with USA Team Rabbi Daniel Greyber Maccabi World Union Internship: Jessica Goodkin 20th Maccabiah USA Mission: Passport to Israel Maccabi USA: A Transformational Experience with Dan Kurtz Harry Swimmer – A CNN Hero Keep […]

July 5th, 2017

It is more than just a wall.  It is a symbol of resilience, perseverance, sacrifice, and faith. For thousands of years, the Jewish people have been hunted, imprisoned, forced to convert, and been the victims of mass extermination. The dominant Western civilizations of history- the Greeks, the Romans, the Spanish, and the Germans all had […]

March 9th, 2017

Growing up in a predominantly Jewish suburb of Maryland, Daniel Greyber was active in the Jewish community, but swimming was his main priority. In an effort to combine the two, Dr. Ricky Reff, who was President of the JCC of Greater Washington at the time, introduced Greyber to the magic of Maccabi. Greyber’s Maccabi career […]

Jessica GOodkin
January 25th, 2017

After excelling as a Track & Field athlete for the last 20 something years of her life, Jessica was ready for a change. A recent graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, she knew there were more opportunities for her, besides competing. With an idea in her head and a connection to Maccabi USA, Jessica […]

December 15th, 2016

So your son, daughter, niece, nephew, granddaughter, grandson, father, mother, sister or brother has been chosen as an athlete for the 20th World Maccabiah Games. They deserve a pat on the back and endless amounts of hugs, kisses, and high-fives. Now is your chance to support them and join them on the journey of what […]

November 7th, 2016

In 2001 Dan Kurtz boarded a plane for his first trip to Israel for the 16th Maccabiah Games as both an athlete and coach in the sport of Judo. The 16th Games were unique because they were run at the height of the Second Intifada. “The very experience of being in Israel during that time […]

November 2nd, 2016

Harry Swimmer has been nominated as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2016; a program which honors “people who have made a difference by daring to help others.” He is an inspiration to us all. Read more of Harry’s story here and don’t forget to vote for him now through December 6, 2016. You can vote up […]