March 20-27 a number of sports and educational activities were held in Zaporozhye, in the framework of the program “Judaism through Sport”, with the support of MWU, the EMC and the Jewish Humanitarian Fund. The events included a regional seminar and match meeting on boxing among women’s teams from Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions. Continue reading Maccabi – “A healthy mind in a healthy body”
84 years ago today the vision of Yossef Yekutieli came to life as the first Maccabiah took place in Israel. The Games, the first ever held during the British Mandate of Palestine were opened in Tel Aviv by Mayor Meir Dizengoff, who rode through the streets of Tel Aviv on a White Horse.
The opening ceremony witnessed the release of 120 pigeons; 10 pigeons for each of the 12 tribes of Israel, whose mission was to send the news to the world letting them know about the first Maccabiah.
Almost 400 athletes from 18 countries participated, including over 60 athletes from Arab countries such as Syria and Egypt.
In the past 84 years we have achieved a lot as we prepare for the 20th Maccabiah that will take place during the summer of 2017 with the opening ceremony in Jerusalem where we will welcome 80 countries with 9500 athletes who will participate in over 40 different sports.
March 4-6, 2016 Maccabi Ukraine held in Odessa a regional seminar for activists of youth organizations of the south region of Ukraine. The seminar was organized with the support of MWU, the EMC and the Jewish Humanitarian Foundation, in the framework of the program “Judaism through sport”. The theme of the seminar was “The role of Maccabi Movement in attracting young athletes to community life.”
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