Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel enriches Jewish lives through a diverse variety of projects, including:
World Maccabiah Games – July 2017
Sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics”, these Games are held every four years in Israel attracting the most outstanding Jewish athletes from around the world. The 19th Maccabiah was held July 17-30, 2013. As one of the largest, elite, competitions, the Maccabiah grew to over 9,000 athletes from over 75 countries making it the third largest sports event in the world. In keeping with its Mission to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish Pride, strengthening Jewish bonds, and by creating a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish Identity, Maccabi USA established a cultural and education Program called ISRAEL CONNECT in Israel in 1989, including a B’nai Mitzvah ceremony and touring of Israel. The next Games is scheduled to be held in July 2017. Click HERE to apply!
Pan American Maccabi Games – 2015
Sponsored by the Latin American Maccabi Confederation (CLAM), the Pan American Maccabi Games are held every four years in a country in the Americas. Participants include athletes representing North, Central and South America, Israel and other countries throughout the Diaspora. The recent 13th Pan American Maccabi Games were held in Santiago, Chile, in January 2016, with a USA delegation of about 300. The 14th Pan American Maccabi Games are slated for July 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.
European Maccabi Games (EMGs) – 2015
The 13th European Maccabi Games were held in 2011 in Vienna, Austria. It was the largest gathering of Jews in that city since the Holocaust. The 2015 European Maccabi Games were held July 27 – August 5 in Berlin, Germany, with a USA delegation of 200. The next European Maccabi Games will be held in July, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.
Maccabi Transatlantic Cup Golf
A friendly Ryder Cup-type competition takes place every two years between Great Britain and the US, alternating host sites at magnificent clubs in Great Britain and the US. The next Cup will be in England, dates and venue to be determined.