2017- 20th Maccabiah Games featured:
- A 1,131-member USA Team, representing 42 states and the District of Columbia, joined by over 9,000 athletes from 80 countries
- Competition in 31 sports, 59 teams featuring American athletes. New sports included Lacrosse and Chess
- USA participation in four categories: Open, Juniors, Masters, and Juniors/Youth, plus Wheelchair Basketball
- The USA Delegation participating in ISRAEL CONNECT, a pre-competition educational program that included educational seminars and touring throughout Israel with Team Rabbis Daniel Greyber and Tina Sobo, both of whom were Maccabiah Swimmers. For the first time the educational program reached a new level when we worked with Stand With Us on the Hasbara component of the experience emphasizing the relationship between the US and Israel
- The continuation of Lev L’Lev, our highly successful Tzedakah program, through which USA athletes interact with Israeli children at various institutions including an Arab Village when we provided eyeglasses.
- More than 220 members of the USA Maccabiah Team participating in the Phyllis Magerman B’nai Mitzvah
- The USA Delegation earned 95 Gold, 129 Silver and 147 Bronze medals
- 100% participation by the USA Team in our shared commitment program, Yachad, raising funds for the Maccabiah and helping Jewish athletes from around the world
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Click here to view the results from the 20th Maccabiah Games!