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Maccabiah

International Jewish Athletes ‘Return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

(Adam Abrams/JNS.org) — During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500...
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European Maccabi Games Have an Opening Night to Remember

Team USA had a star-spangled entrance, the president of Germany spoke and there were fireworks galore at the largest gatehring of Jewish athletes from...
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Team USA Settles into Berlin’s Past and Present for European Maccabi Games

Team USA delegation arrives in Berlin and settles in. BERLIN — After a very early arrival in Berlin, a group of jetlagged athletes, parents and...
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European Maccabi Games Come Wit’ Local Flavor

The Philadelphia area will be well represented at this year's Games, to be held in Berlin. Next week, thousands of Jewish athletes from around the...
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A Maccabiah to Remember

Gladwyne tennis player Jennie Shulkin recounts her experiences competing at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. Jennie Shulkin, a 20-year-old tennis player...
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Games Close With Israel Topping Medal Count

Israel won the most medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games, which came to a close in Jerusalem. JERUSALEM — Israel handily won the most medals...
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Red, White and Blue Earns Trove of Maccabiah Gold

The United States delegation was leaving Israel with a little extra baggage after earning a long list of medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games. The...
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Masters of the Ice: U.S. Maccabiah Hockey Team Takes Gold

In their final face-off against Canada, the U.S. team, with four local players, prevailed. When several of the local ice hockey players on the U.S....
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Stoudemire Feels Jewish Connections at Games

Amar'e Stoudemire, the N.Y. Knicks star who is participating in the Maccabiah Games as an assistant coach of the Canadian basketball squad, has long...
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Bar Mitzvah Ceremony Shows Maccabiah Is More Than Just Sports

The U.S. Maccabi delegation brings participants to Israel a week before the games for programming rich in Jewish content, including a mass bar mitzvah...