The 21st Maccabiah is officially in 2022!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the United States Team that will compete at the 21st Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel, July 12-26, 2022!  The Maccabiah is a celebration of Jewish unity, culture, and heritage through world athletic competition.

First Maccabi club established in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey) after its founders were expelled from the German gymnastic club “Teutonia.”

1935 USA Maccabiah Team on the boat to Israel.

Please note all U16, U18, Open and Para athletes will participate in ISRAEL CONNECT: a one-week immersive cultural and educational program prior to July 12. Participation in ISRAEL CONNECT is mandatory. This program will be conducted in Israel prior to the beginning of the Games. Most U16/U18/Open/Para athletes will leave the United States on July 5, 2022, while a few teams will leave on July 3 for training in Israel. Some select teams may have training in the United States before leaving for Israel. Coaches, Managers and Medical team members will also have the same date commitments. 

Masters team members should plan to be in Israel July 12-26, 2022. For interested Masters team members, there will also be an option to attend the end portion of Israel Connect.  

Category Dates Fee
Juniors/Youth July 5-26* $8,500
Open July 5-26* $8,500
Paralympic July 5-26* $8,500
Masters MWU Accommodation Package July 5-26* $5,000** Registration +
$6,000 charitable contribution***
Masters Own Land Arrangements July 12-26* $3,500** Registration +
$6,000 charitable contribution***
Head and Assistant Coaches July 5-26* $3000 charitable contribution***
Managers July 5-26* $3000 charitable contribution***
Athletic Trainers July 5-26* $2000 chairtable contribution***
Full-Time Physicians July 12-26* $3000 charitable contribution***
Mental Health Professional July 12-26* $3000 charitable contribution***

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*Juniors, Youth, Open, and Para athletes can leave as early as July 3 for training camp prior to the Games.

**Masters (Flights not included) 

Price does not include training camp costs (if any) or any additional travel charges.
Golfers will also have an additional greens fee of $600.

All costs are subject to change.

*Fundraising and scholarship information will be available once athlete is appointed

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Price does not include training camp costs (if any) or any additional travel charges. Golfers will also have an additional greens fee of $600. 

All costs are subject to change. 

*Maccabi USA has a scholarship fund for all U16/U18/Open/Para athletes who qualify for need-based and merit athlete scholarships. Scholarship information and application will be sent upon appointment to the team. Masters athletes and all volunteer positions are not eligible for scholarships. Please refer to the above link for additional information.   

**Masters Options Include: 

  • Take the Maccabi World Union package that includes hotel, breakfast, ground transportation, touring and cultural events. Registration fee will be $5,000 based on double-room occupancy with another team member (before the $6,000 donation and airfare). 
  • Make your own land arrangements for a registration fee of $3,500 (before the $6,000 donation and airfare) 
  • Join the Maccabi USA Supporters Mission which includes hotel upgrade, concierge service, additional touring and events. Information and pricing TBD. 

***The $6,000 Masters charitable donation supports athletes from the United States and around the world to participate in the Maccabiah. All cost above this, including registration, is not tax-deductible.