Meeting with the champion!

On July 21, the Halom Jewish Community Center and the All-Ukrainian Association of Maccabi Organizations, within the framework of the EruDayCo program, met with the famous athlete, gymnast Valeria Maksyuta.109663662_1236167466720289_681229375457282755_nValeria is a participant in the 2012 Olympic Games, multiple participant of the World and European Championships, winner of 11 World Cup medals, multiple champion of Israel, multiple champion of Ukraine, four-time champion of the 2005 Maccabiada as part of the Ukrainian team, champion of the Maccabiada-2009 as part of the Israeli team. She shared with the participants of the meeting her thoughts about how sports hardened her, how she was able to survive all life’s “surprises”, find strength and return to sports in a new role and help people.Безымянный
The Maccabi Chairperson spoke about the history of the Maccabi world movement, the history of Maccabi in Ukraine – in the pre-revolutionary, Soviet period and the era of independence, about the participation of the Ukrainian national team in the world Maccabiads. All those present could take part in the quiz, which was prepared by the All-Ukrainian Association of Maccabi Organizations, the winners will receive the book “Maccabi in Ukraine: a century and a quarter”, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the All-Ukrainian Association of Maccabi Organizations, where they can expand their knowledge about the history of the organization and learn more about Ukrainian heroes Maccabi games, about outstanding Jewish athletes in various sports.