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The 15th European Maccabi Games, which some have likened to the Jewish Olympics, concluded on Aug. 7 in Budapest, Hungary, with team USA taking home a total of 155 medals, more than any other country. Read more here >>>

Every four years, approximately 3,000 Jewish athletes from 40 different nations competing in a total of 19 disciplines partake in the European Maccabiah Games for a chance to win a Gold Medal. Read more here >>>

Michael Lipton of San Rafael was sitting in a hotel in downtown Budapest a few days before his fencing competition in the European Maccabi Games. The hotel was steps away from the Jewish quarter, where 70,000 Hungarian Jews were confined during World War II; 430,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Their fate was on Lipton’s mind as he prepared to compete in the all-Jewish, international sporting event held this summer in Budapest. Read more here >>>


Austin Peay State University men’s basketball player Eli Abaev was instrumental in helping the United States bring home the gold at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, which concluded Tuesday with the USA winning the gold-medal game against Russia. Read more here >>>

Mason Moskowitz did just that last week, the rising senior at Spackenkill High School capturing three fencing medals at the European Maccabi Games in Hungary. Read more here >>>

It didn’t immediately sink in for Angelina Barokas that she would be representing the United States at the European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary until her first practice with her new team. Read more here >>>


Brown University women’s soccer rising sophomore Rebecca Rosen won gold with the United States at the 15th European Maccabi Games held in Budapest, Hungary competing from July 31 to August 4. Read more here >>>

Melissa Perlman is a Delray Beach PR/Marketing Owner of BlueIvy Communications and a very good runner. She has been invited several times to compete and is very respected and a winner. We thank Melissa for her reports and pictures she shared with us. Read more here >>>

Miami’s Todd Rubinstein coached Team USA Tennis to victory with 10 overall medals at the 15th European Maccabi Games, held July 28-Aug. 7, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. Read more here >>>


Rising sophomore Spencer Freedman and recent graduate Robbie Feinberg ’19 suited up for Team USA this summer, winning gold in the open basketball tournament at the 15th European Maccabi Games in Budapest. Read more here >>>


There is always something special about competing at the Maccabi Games (aka Jewish Olympics) and wearing that Team USA uniform. This was my fifth time wearing the red white and blue attire and competing for my country as a Jewish American…and it was just as emotional and exciting as I remember from the prior appearances in the games. Read more here >>>