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Maccabi USA’s Israel Connect program is a 6-day immersive journey focused on building connection to one’s own Jewish Identity, the American Jewish community, Israel, and global Diaspora Jewry. It has become the cornerstone of the US delegation’s 3-week Maccabiah experience. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for helping make this possible, including: the JNF-USA Boruchin Center, the Seed the Dream Foundation, the Paul Singer Family Foundation, the Jewish Education Project/RootOne, the iCenter, Routes Travel, and Maccabi World Union/Kfar Maccabiah.

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Hot off the press from the Maccabi World Union Congress taking place this week in Israel: the brand new Maccabiah 2025 logo! #M25 #Maccabiah2025 ...😲🔥🥵

Mazel Tov to Mitch Gaylord on his upcoming induction into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame! Mitch won a whopping seven gold medals at the ...1981 Maccabiah and went on to win four medals (one gold, two silver, one bronze) at the 1984 Olympics. Not surprisingly, Mitch was named a Maccabi USA Legend of the Maccabiah in 2011 (video below). Mazel Tov on this well-deserved recognition, Mitch!

The Israel Basketball Experience is a unique gap year program where you can feel what it is like to be a professional basketball player in Israel. ...You will compete in the official Israel Basketball League, train in elite-level basketball venues, and meet & interact with athletes and leaders from Israel's most reputable sports and basketball programs. The program is open for men and women ages 18-23 and runs from October 10, 2023, to May 30, 2024.

For more information, please go to the link: or contact Shahar Frank (

Jewish American Heritage Month kicks off today! Maccabi USA celebrates the vibrant history, culture, and contributions of Jewish Americans throughout... our nation's history, both on and off the playing field! #MyJAHM #OurSharedHeritage #JewishPrideThroughSports

Maccabi USA celebrates 75 years of partnership with & support for our Jewish homeland Israel

It's the final week to apply for Maccabi Media's winter program in Argentina. Jewish media students will cover an international ...Olympic-style competition & develop their skills in PxP, videography, editing, sports reporting & social media. More info here: