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The 21st Maccabiah will be held in Israel. Competitions will take place in Haifa, Jerusalem, Netanya and Tel Aviv. Specific sports, age categories and venues will be available in spring of 2021

 

*Note: competition venues are subject to change. 

The selection process will vary by sport. Past methods have included national ranking, verified times, tryouts, video footage, or other means.  After the application is submitted, you will be notified about the selection process by the chair and/or coach of your sport and team.

Tryout information and selection criteria can be found on individual sport pages.

Approximately 1200

Nearly 80 countries world wide

Yes, background checks will be performed for all managers, coaches, and medical team members within 30 days of their appointment to Team USA. 

August 2, 2021

 July 22, 2021

*Note: Tickets may be required for this event. 

• The Juniors, Youth and Open Team members will depart around July 13, 2021 for the ISRAEL CONNECT Some teams will have a training camp in Israel prior to July 13 and if so, will depart around July 11. Other teams will also have training in the US prior to their July 13 departure. Details on training camps will be available in spring of 2021 to all Team Members.
• Masters athletes should be in Israel by July 20 and will have the opportunity to take their own international flight or take a Maccabi USA flight option with Gil Travel.
• When would Team USA be returning?
• Approximately August 3, 2021.

The competitions take place between July 20 – August 2, 2021

There are opportunities for athletes and a variety of volunteer staff to join the team. Volunteer staff positions include managers, coaches, and medical team members- athletic trainers, doctors, and nurses. To be considered for any position on the team, please start by completing the application for the 21st Maccabiah here.
Information regarding tryouts and selection criteria can be found on sport pages (link to specific sport pagest),

Volunteer staff position applications must be accompanied by a professional resume and references.

Jewish athletes born 2006 and earlier. There are some birth year exceptions based on the sport regulations. Please consult your sport specific page here.

Maccabi USA also provides opportunities for accommodations managers, coaches, and medical team members.

All Jews by birth or Jews by choice are welcome to apply for a position as part of a MACCABI USA delegation.  Jews by choice may have been converted by Rabbis of any denomination. Jews by birth qualify if the following conditions are all met: One of their birth parents or adoptive parents is Jewish. They consider themselves to be Jewish. They do not identify as being a member of another religion. Other circumstances deserving of consideration will be determined by the Eligibility Committee.

USA team members must be a U.S. Citizen, hold a valid Green Card, or E2 Investment Visa

Lou Moyerman, General Chair
Debbie Adams, Vice Chair
Tonja Magerman, Vice Chair

The 21st Maccabiah will be held in Israel. Competitions will take place in Haifa, Jerusalem, Netanya and Tel Aviv. Specific sports, age categories and venues will be available in spring of 2021

*Note: competition venues are subject to change. 

Team members in the Juniors/Youth and Open Categories will participate Israel Connect, a week-long intensive experiential education and athletic training program including nearly 1,000 team members. Prior to Israel Connect, (July 13-20)

Educational, cultural, and social activities and tours are planned during the competition. They are dependent on sports schedules. These activities are coordinated by the relevant Games Organizers in Israel.

Some sports will have a training camp in Israel, prior to Israel Connect. Others will have training in the USA prior to departing for their international flight. You will receive those details from your respective chair or coach. Additional costs may be incurred. Although not required, it is encouraged that all team members participate in training camp.

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