Here we are, 1,117 members of Team USA! Our Open, Youth and Juniors athletes have all arrived or are safely en route to Israel. I wish you could have all been here tonight at the Team Orientation and seen the room packed with over 900 smiling and cheering athletes, all excited to be here in Israel and enjoy an incredible experience.
It has taken hundreds of volunteers over three years to organize the recruitment and logistics of organizing a Team of this magnitude and they have done an amazing job.
For those of you yet to join us, we look foreword to your arrival. Until then, please view our welcome video.
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Team USA leadership and management are working hard and taking care of every needs.
If you are unable to join us in Jerusalem for the Opening Ceremony, please visit JLTV.TV
to watch it live.
I look forward to seeing those of you yet to arrive and communicating with all of you over the next three weeks via these emails.
President, Maccabi USA
About Maccabi USA
Maccabi USA is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the world Maccabiah Games, The Pan American Maccabi Games, and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the USA, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings and supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport. Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride through Sports.