For over 20 years Maccabi Ukraine carries out extensive work in the field of informal Jewish education , culture and sports. The organization aims to improve the quality of life as members of the Jewish community in Ukraine , as well as other citizens , regardless of their nationality .
Maccabi Ukraine unites more than three million active members , representing all regions of the country. Our organizations work in most regions of Ukraine.
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September 15 the Zaporozhye Sunday Jewish School “Yahad-MAKKABI” celebrated the Day of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. During the event, young people were able to participate in master classes in 14 sports, as well as try their hand at three competitions: arm wrestling, powerlifting and cross fit.
“The purpose of the event was to attract young people to an active lifestyle, disconnect them from their smartphones and show to them that sport is life.
The participants were welcomed by the Chairwoman of Maccabi Ukraine – Victoria Dyakova.
Maccabi is one of the highlights of the FAMILY CAMP of the Nikolaev regional Jewish community.
All teams participate in it, all ages and the most incredible sports are involved. This day is carefully prepared by the volunteers, taking into account the specifics of the participants, the selection of sites and equipment.
It is symbolic that this program was held during the days of the 15th European Maccabi Games in Budapest. The lit torch signaled the start of the competition, and all the teams rushed to victory. And the festive end of this day became a sign that friendship won!
The 15th European Maccabi Games ended on August 7. The small team representing the Jewish community of Ukraine successfully performed at the Games.
The largest delegations among the 42 participating in the Games were Hungary, Israel, the USA, Argentina, South Africa, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, and Turkey.
Athletes of Maccabi Ukraine, representing Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Zaporozhye and Kharkov, won 11 medals in fencing, badminton, swimming and half-marathon competitions. All members of the delegation returned home with awards.
The largest number of medals in our team was won by badminton players, twin sisters Nataliya and Anastasia Rutgayser and fencer Maria Bogorad.
We hope that in 2021, at the next 21st Maccabiah in Israel, Maccabi Ukraine will be more numerous and will continue the tradition of successful performances in the “Jewish Olympic Games”.
Members of the Kherson Jewish community have joined the already popular project of the European Maccabi Confederation – Maccabi Fun Run.
June 13, Maccabi Ukraine, with the support of the local Jewish community, CHABAD, the Jewish Charitable Community Center Hesed Shmuel and the local Volunteer Center, held a race in which Jewish families participated. This race was held in Kherson for the first time, and took place at the same time as the Fun Run event in Tel-Aviv. It became a kind of symbol of the unity of the Jewish people.
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June 2, 2019 a Fun Run event took place in Zaporozhye for the 3rd time in a row, it has already become a tradition!
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