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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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Thanks to our combined team effort, Maccabi USA raised more than $2.5 million to match Stuart Weitzman’s Challenge ...and endow the new $7M Stuart Weitzman Scholarship Fund! To help mark this amazing accomplishment, we hope you enjoy the debut of this behind-the-scenes glimpse of Stuart at last summer’s Opening Ceremony!

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 Jordan Schilit, an Open Track & Field athlete from Charlotte, NC! Read about how a very special engagement was made even more magical with Jordan's very first gold medal at the Maccabiah.

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Mazel Tov to Maccabi USA Basketball player Gabe Ravetz on being named the NESCAC Player of the Week for his performances with @wes_mbball