Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
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 ceremony for those who never had one.
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U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes.
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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Of all the compelling stories of athletic achievement and challenges overcome that could be told by the 9,000 participants at the 19th Maccabiah Games, it might be hard to find one to top Jacques Demers.
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Maccabiah athletes and their families gathered June 30 at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City for a send-off party in anticipation of their journey to Israel.
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Futsal? What's that, you ask? An Abington resident who will be coaching the U.S. team at the Maccabiah Games later this month gives the lowdown on this lesser-known offspring of soccer.
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