Maccabi Media’s Coverage
of the 21st Maccabiah
Israel, July 2022



Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports and promotes support for Israel, Zionism, and Jewish continuity through athletic, educational, and cultural experiences for participants of all ages.

Stuart Weitzman Scholarship Fund

Stuart Weitzman, three-time Maccabi USA Table Tennis alum and founder of the eponymous shoe company, has challenged us to a match. Not at table tennis, but to endow scholarships for athletes in financial need. If we raise $3 million by June 2022, Stuart will match us with $5 million!

New Partnership
with JNF-USA

Maccabi USA has announced a new partnership with Jewish National Fund USA’s (JNF-USA) Boruchin Center to enhance the Israel Connect experience for the 2022 Maccabiah. Working together, Maccabi USA will bring its under-18 athletes to JNF-USA supported sites in Israel and expose them to additional opportunities to connect with the Jewish land and people.

the Maccabi Media Program

The inaugural Maccabi Media Program will debut at the 21st Maccabiah and feature 14 highly skilled students and aspiring sports media professionals. These young professionals will perform various broadcasting and video production roles and play a pivotal role in enhancing coverage of the Maccabiah back home. Chaired by Marc Zumoff, the recently retired voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, this program will offer first-rate mentorship to young reporters from top journalists in the field.


Maccabi USA envisions a world where sports serve as a galvanizing force in strengthening Jewish pride, connection, and community.


Elyssa Rosenbaum

My dream of competing as a member of Maccabi USA came true this past summer at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games. While my original talent was as a gymnast, my most recent talent is as a triathlete. As I was surfing the web, I stumbled upon a Maccabi USA Facebook ad seeking Jewish triathletes. The post seemed too good to be true, so I had to find out more. After solidifying that Maccabi USA was in fact fielding a triathlon team, I applied, was appointed to the team, and about 6 months later was boarding a flight to Mexico City to compete as a member of Team Maccabi USA!

So many memories that will continue to last a lifetime. Take another look back at the accomplishments of our athletes at the 21st Maccabiah!

The 21st Maccabiah has come to an end, but the memories and images will last a lifetime!

Maccabi Media, led by executive producer @simonrose24, streamed 13 games in 11 days across 3 cities at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel. Hundreds of pounds of gear. Hundreds more feet of cable. 3 cameras. 3 on-air announcers, including @brianw.barth and @logan.schiciano.

Here's a quick look at what it's like behind the scenes!

What an incredible experience for all involved. Enjoy some of the great images from the final days of the 21st Maccabiah!


The Golden celebration for Open Women's soccer after a 2-1 victory over Israel.
#maccabiusa #maccabimedia

Some special moments from Open Women's Soccer taking Gold vs Israel. @snyder.jordann of @oregonsoccer bends it in & @racheldallet with the game winning goal.
#maccabiusa #maccabimedia

Maccabi USA gold medalist Devin Ibanez is the first openly gay player to play in the Major League Rugby. His experiences in the Maccabiah helped shape his journey. ...

The U18 Boys’ 3x3 2 team had a little extra motivation heading into its final game of pool play.

After the players purposefully left behind one of their jerseys at the hotel, it was the gold medal game or bust.

It paid off.

@alex_burstein has more on how they “burned their boats.”

Two rising tennis stars faced off on Sunday in the U18 girls singles final. Then, Alexis Blokhina and Vivian Ovrootsky teamed up to win gold in doubles.

@logan.schiciano has more on the duo’s success at the Maccabiah.

Although team Colombia takes home the gold in 55+ soccer, there is a framiliar face from America on the team also flaunting the shiny hardware. 🥇

Check out the story here and at

@thedaniellegrossman reports.

#maccabiusa #maccabigames #judaism #goldmedal #soccer #usa

Gold Medal Game 2 🚨🚨🚨

United States takes on France in the open mens gold medal game! Our @zgershman4 and @griffinepstein have more with tip off just over 30 minutes away!

Gold Medal Game Alert 🚨🚨🚨

The United States takes on Israel in the women’s open gold medal game. Our @noam_watt and Noah Friedman have the preview on what should be a fantastic night of basketball!

Stars, Stripes, and ‘Staches. As the #MaccabiUSA Open Men’s Football Team prepares for their gold medal game, @zgershman4 shows you how mustaches have strengthen their chemistry.

#maccabiah #maccabimedia


Watch live as @maccabiusaicehockey takes on Canada in the championship game of the @maccabiah


🎤: @evankamikow @flowscherwitz @griffinepstein

📍: Pais Arena - Jerusalem

⏱: 9:30 local (2:30 pm EST)

#Hockey #GoldMedal #BringHomeTheMedals

U16 volleyball downed Israel in a five-set thriller on Friday, claiming gold at the @maccabiah.

@LoganSchiciano has a full recap of yesterday’s game.

#MaccabiMedia #MaccabiUSA #volleyball #goldmedal #usavolleyball

You’ve seen the shot from Allon Doronn.

Now, learn about the story of wheelchair basketball at the Maccabiah, and the importance of inclusive and adaptive sports!

21st Maccabiah - Daily Live Coverage
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