Maccabi USA
Maccabi USAJuly 25, 2013
19th Maccabiah
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Maccabi USA has so much to be proud of -- our athletes have given their all during the competitions but they have also given their time and resources to the people of Israel as well.  As part of the Lev L'Lev (Heart to Heart) program, more than 350 athletes and supporters have visited local non-profits and gained a better understanding of what incredible work is being done on the ground here in Israel.


We have played tennis with underserved children at the Israel Tennis Centers in Jaffa, Haifa, Ramat HaSharon and Qiryat Shmona. We have visited the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan and we have had our spirits lifted by the incredible children at Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikvah. We still have visits scheduled for Hadassah Hospital, El Halev and Yemin Orde Youth Village and are thrilled that another 150 athletes will be able to experience the power of Lev L'Lev.


It has meant so much to the kids of these programs to see the athletes with USA on their shirts come through their doors.  At every visit, we are moved by the resilience and the openness of the Israeli people. They have all expressed their gratitude for us taking time out of our training and competition schedules to visit them, but ultimately it is the athletes and friends of Maccabi USA that are grateful for the opportunity to be there.


Long after the 2013 Maccabiah Games come to a close, I am sure the impact of our visits will still be felt. Team USA members have worn the red, white and blue with compassion and grace. I have never been more proud to be a part of this amazing organization.


Thank you all for your help in making these visits a reality.


Deb Lichtenfeld

Chair, Lev L'Lev

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@LisaFischman1- Best Australia! ONE game away from GOLD! @MaccabiUSA @Maccabiah2013 


@BRosen8- Big win for the @MaccabiUSA

 hockey boys against Ukraine. Next stop: gold medal game against Canada on Friday #USA  


@BrianEColgan- @MaccabiUSA Nate Colgan and Noah Whitehead get the gold in the men's pair rowing event! 


@Be_Rad11- Table is set. #USA vs #Canada in the gold medal game tomorrow. @Maccabiah2013 @MaccabiUSA #GoForGold #TeamJewSA 


@DebLichtenfeld- Amazing morning with @GWeberGale and the @MaccabiUSA swim team at Schneider Children's Hospital. Proud to be part of @Maccabiah2013

Competition Results and Highlights
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To view results for all completions, please visit the Maccabiah Website.
The USA Masters Men's Hockey Team won the Gold Medal this evening, 7-4, over Canada. Stay tuned tomorrow for more highlights from the Ice Hockey Tournament and results from the Open and Juniors tournaments.
Rebecca Weissbard Makes History
Rebecca Weissbard Gold Medal
Rebecca won the first individual gold medal in Jumping today. This is the
first ever individual gold medal awarded at the Equestrian Competition at the World Maccbiah Games.

Check out a short clip from the Medal Ceremoney, when Rebecca was able to stand on the podium, with her gold medal on, and listen to the USA National Anthem being played.

Gold medal ceremony
Gold medal ceremony

19th Maccabiah Photos

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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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USA 19th Maccabiah Games Commemorative Journal
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