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.


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!

On this Thanksgiving, we wish everyone in the Maccabi USA community a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends.

At Maccabi USA, we are grateful for many things: the athletes and volunteers who proudly represented the United States of America at this year’s Maccabiah, for living in a country committed to individual liberty and freedom, and for everyone in the sports world who calls out racism and antisemitism and fights for equality for all.

To that end, don’t miss this powerful interview (link in bio) from Bari Weiss with NBA legend and award-winning journalist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Kanye, Kyrie, and fighting antisemitism and racism in sports and society. Thank you for speaking out, Kareem!

And thank you to each of you for helping us nourish a proud and strong Jewish community through sports!

Mazel Tov to long-time Maccabi USA soccer leader Barry Gudelsky on receiving the Bender JCC Maccabi Legacy Award this past Saturday night in Rockville, Maryland! Barry has coached thousands of Jewish soccer players over the decades, on the local, national, and international stage. Pictured left to right: Doug Homer (Masters 45+ Soccer Coach), Don Kent (First Vice President and Overall Soccer Commissioner), Barry Gudelsky, and Joel Zuckerman (Masters Soccer Alum). ...

We are excited to continue our new series of first-person accounts of the Maccabiah written by Maccabi USA delegation members! Whether you were in Israel with us and want to get a new point-of-view or you were back home and want to hear more about the impact of the Maccabiah on our team, we've got you covered.

This week, we hear from Noam Watt, a member of our inaugural Maccabi Media Program team from Lexington, MA, on the impact of a whirlwind three weeks covering the Maccabiah and how a viral moment he helped capture hit particularly close to home.

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We are excited to announce a new series of first-person accounts of the Maccabiah written by Maccabi USA delegation members! Whether you were in Israel with us and want to get a new point-of-view or you were back home and want to hear more about the impact of the Maccabiah on our team, we've got you covered.

We'll be releasing one story each week in our Friday e-mail newsletter, on the Maccabi USA website, and on our social media platforms. This week, we're featuring Lauren Brendlinger, an Open Women's gymnast from Ashburn, Virginia, who came away from Yad Vashem with a different perspective on life and an empowered feeling that she can and should help others facing adversity.

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Exclusive tour of the Maccabi Germany Winter Games resort with Ari from @makkabi.deutschland ! Pack your bags for Bavaria now! More information on how to register with Maccabi USA in bio!

#mwg #winter #wintersports #jewish #jewishsport #maccabi #maccabiusa #maccabiah #ski #snow #snowboarding #crosscountryskiing #curling #ice #iceskating #icedance #figureskating #germany #jewishsports

On this episode we will be turning the cameras on the members of our first-ever Maccabi Media team! They will reflect on their experiences both as members of the delegation and student journalists capturing our athlete’s amazing achievements and the sights and sounds of Israel during our three-week trip. Joining us will be mentors, Marc Zumoff and Danielle Grossman. Marc is the former television voice of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and chairman of the Maccabi Media program. A native Philadelphian, Danielle's resume only just starts with anchor, reporter, freelance writer, media, branding and PR consulting expert.

Our media student panelists are Elana Mutnick, a second-year journalism student at the University of Maryland and Zach Gershman, a senior broadcast journalism student at Penn State. Both played an integral role in the success of this inaugural media team.

Join Donna and Arnie on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 PM eastern for an all-new edition of the Sports Show!

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Registration for the Maccabi Germany Winter Games is LIVE! Be a part of our inaugural delegation to a winter sporting event. Grab your friends and family and register for this once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the beautiful Bavarian Alps NOW! Ski the slopes or hit the ice, we want to see you there! ⛷🏂🥌🌨

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#MaccabiUSA, #MaccabiGermanyWinterGames, #MaccabiGermany, #MaccabiChai, #Skiing, #Snowboarding, #FigureSkating, #BavarianCurling, #Biathlon, #CrossCountrySkiing, #SnowVolleyball

Calling all winter sports athletes! Here’s your chance to compete in the inaugural Maccabi Germany Winter Games in Ruhpolding, Bavaria! Mark your calendars for January 2-9, 2023. What better way to start 2023 than by competing in the sport you love surrounded by the beautiful Bavarian Alps! Official registration will be available shortly. To learn more, check out our website for FAQs or submit your interest by following the link in our bio. #MaccabiGermanyWinterGames #MaccabiUSA ...

Shana Tova from Maccabi USA! 🍎🍯 ...

Please join us Oct. 30 in LA to celebrate our newest honorees at the Legends of the Maccabiah Gala! Mazel Tov to our next class of inductees on this wonderful achievement:

Dave Blackburn (z"l) - Fastpitch Softball
Benny Feilhaber - Soccer
Chelsey Goldberg - Ice Hockey
Doug Gottlieb - Basketball
Shawn Lipman - Rugby
Eli Marmur - Soccer
Andi Murez - Swimming

Click the link in our bio to register or make a donation even if you can't attend.

Mazel Tov to Maccabi USA Alum Sam Beskind for his leadership in the creation of All Vote No Play and the upcoming AVNP Engaged Athlete All-Star meeting on September 13th at 5pm PST/ 7pm CT/ 8pm EST with Condoleezza Rice, Steph Curry, and more! Are you a college athlete or do you know one? For more information or to register, visit the link in our bio ...

Maccabi USA remembers the 50th Anniversary of the hostage taking and murder of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic Team including Maccabi USA Alum David Berger. May their memory be a blessing

#NeverForget #JewishSports #JewishPride #Maccabi #Olympics #Munich1972 #WeRemember

The Maccabi Vision Project changed lives for a small Bedouin community during the Maccabiah. Our Maccabi Media student @griffinepstein reported on how this project gifted not only vision, but a greater sense of community. ...

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!