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Maccabi USAJUly 19, 2013
19th Maccabiah
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Greetings!

Last night was remarkable.  As we marched into Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem with a USA delegation of over 1100, along with a total of over 9000 athletes from 77 countries worldwide, in front of a nationally-televised (and streamed live worldwide through JLTV), there were many stunning and stirring moments.  Seeing the collection of Jewish athletes milling about, getting to know one another, trading pins, posing for pictures with athletes who were 4'10 to over 7', hearing the many different languages and accents, then all of singing Hatikvah in Hebrew, all made for a wonderful evening.

 

 

This well-orchestrated evening on a cool night in hills of Jerusalem was beautifully choreographed.  The music was exciting, the dancing beautiful, fireworks - WOW!  The parade of athletes took almost two hours by itself, yet it was worth it to see flags that have never been flown at the Maccabiah before.  Yes, there was a delegation of 55 from Cuba made up mostly of young athletes, along with delegations from Mongolia, Honduras, Aruba, U.S. Virgin Islands - all enhanced this evening.

 

Now, as we embark on Shabbat in the eternal city of Jerusalem, it is a time to pause and reflect - how fortunate we are to be here in Israel, how our People longed for what we have now.  We have been able to show our athletes and their families Israel at its best.

 

Our ISRAEL CONNECT program was outstanding.  So many athletes have come up to Rabbi Dan (Greyber) and told him how cool he is.  To have a U.S. Team Rabbi who was captain of our 1993 Swim Team provides a new perspective to the kids.

 

Competition has begun. I could not tell you how many medals we have won.  But I can tell that we have touched everyone in a meaningful and profound way.  This year in Jerusalem.

 

Jeff Margolis
Executive Director, Maccabi USA 

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The Open Women's Soccer Team fought a tough match today against Israel, but was able to win 1-0.  
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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.
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Athlete Profiles
Our friends at The Jewish Agency for Israel have been writing profiles on some of our          19th Maccabiah athletes.  Please make sure to check out Jane Katz, Masters Swimming and Jared Braun, Open Men's Rugby.

Some of our athletes have been writing blogs throught the Times of Israel blog section.  Make sure to check out Michael Gross and Connor Roth.
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19th Maccabiah

Highlights from yesterday's Opening Ceremony.
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TeamUSA marching at the Opening Ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah games in Jerusalem
TeamUSA marching at the Opening Ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah games in Jerusalem
HaTikva at 19th Maccabiah Games Opening Ceremony in Jerusalem
HaTikva at 19th Maccabiah Games Opening Ceremony in Jerusalem