Maccabi USA
Maccabi USAJuly 26, 2013
19th Maccabiah
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Shabbat is the time of the week where we take a breath and reflect.  While the 19th World Maccabiah Games are still in full swing until the 31st, we've reached the point where we can also take a breath and reflect.


In the last two plus weeks, over 1,000 proud Jewish-American athletes have had a multi-dimensional life experience.   The Israel Connect program was moving, educational, and set the tone for why we came to Israel.  Of course, the athletes made a smooth transition to the "other" reason we came to Israel, which was to compete for Maccabiah medals.


While Maccabi USA's mantra is that our success is not determined by how many medals we bring back home, but rather by how many kids we bring to Israel, let's just say that there has been record-setting success on both fronts.  As an example, the fencing team alone won 36 medals!


But, for our athletes, this experience has been about more than standing on top of Masada or the medal podium.  It has been about making friends from within the team, as well as from around the Diaspora.  It has been about meeting our Israeli brothers and sisters and marveling at how this country, about the size of New Jersey and surrounded by less-than-friendly neighbors, can thrive like no other.


We couldn't wait for the 19th World Maccabiah Games to come and hoped they would never end.  In a few days, however, the Games will be over.   But, the impact of this trip will remain with over 1,000 athletes forever.


Shabbat Shalom, everyone. 


Jeff Bukantz

USA General Chairman, 19th World Maccabiah Games


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Competition Results and Highlights
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To view results for all completions, please visit the Maccabiah Website.

Results are up, so please make sure to look up the sport you are interested in on the website above.

The first official Ice Hockey Tournament of the the World Maccabiah Games is complete. The USA Team has earned medals in all divisions as follows:

Juniors Ice Hockey - Team Silver
Open Ice Hockey - Team Silver
Masters Ice Hockey - Team Gold

Thank you to all the athletes, coaches and adminstrative staff who made this tournament possible.
19th Maccabiah Photos

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Our wonderful photography team is combing the country to cover all sports and divisions that the USA Team is participating in. They will soon all be on this site.Thank you for your patience.

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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.
In This Issue
Top Tweets
Featured Sports
About Us
Breaking News
Athlete Profile
Making a difference
Sports Links
USA 19th Maccabiah Games Commemorative Journal
Please consider purchasing an ad in our soon-to-be published commemorative journal to congratulate your loved ones on their accomplishments at the Games! The journal will be published in the late fall and distributed in early December. Please click here for ad specs and registration forms. Ad deadline is September 15, 2013.
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In The News
Meet Juniors Golfer Julie Steinbauer and Daniel Wilf and see their Video Interview by clicking here.

Madison Zeiss wins individual gold in Fencing, read more here.

Noah Whitehead captures the gold in rowing, get details here.

USA Delegation meets with President Shimon Peres.

Making a Difference
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