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Israel Connect

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, and Maccabi World Union/Kfar Maccabiah.

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🏒Maccabi USA Ice Hockey Tryouts a Success!🏒

We're excited to announce that the Maccabi USA Ice Hockey tryouts went off without a hitch! Thank you to all the talented players who participated and gave it their all. Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events!

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Welcome to our new "Maccabi Moments" series which highlights members of our #maccabiusa family and shines a light on some of their activities, interests, and recent MUSA experiences. If you want to be included in our series, contact

📸 Join the excitement with our new social series, "Caption This"! 🎉 Explore our Maccabi USA photo vault and let your creativity shine by giving our picture of the week a fun title. Let's make memories together! 😄 #CaptionThis #MaccabiMoments

Mazel Tov to Juliet Schiff, Maccabi USA Lead Manager, for helping organize a successful Jewish Heritage Celebration for the Boston Red Sox last night.

On this Yom Haatzmaut, Maccabi USA joins in honoring the resilience and strength of the Israeli nation. Today, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish homeland, Israel, as it commemorates its independence and reflects on its journey of triumphs and challenges. Am Yisrael Chai! 🇮🇱 ...#YomHaatzmaut #IsraelIndependenceDay #MaccabiUSA 🕯️🇮🇱

Sergeant Yonatan Din Hayim, born into a Christian family in New York, chose to convert and immigrate to Israel, where he enlisted in the military. He tragically lost his life in battle in the Gaza Strip. His Jewish funeral, attended by his Christian family, was a moving ceremony. His brother spoke ...fondly of Yonatan's commitment to Israel. Similarly, Shir Eilat, a 20-year-old lookout officer from Kfar Shmuel, bravely defended her country until her last moment. Described as a beacon of light, her infectious laughter brought joy to all who knew her.

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