The participants of the seminar were greeted by the Honorary President of Maccabi Odessa, Olympic Champion of the XX Olympic Games, 1972 in Munich, Jacob Zhelezniak. He shared his impressions about his participation as a guest of honor in the 19th Maccabiah in Israel, 2013, stressing that the Maccabiah, having a lot to do with the Olympics, is a unique phenomenon in the world and it includes a large cultural and educational program.
Participants of the seminar learned a lot about the rich traditions and history of the Jewish sports in Odessa.
The sports program of the seminar was prepared by Maccabi Odessa and it included: volleyball, badminton, futsal and arm wrestling. The participants were happy to take part in all sports activities; many of them expressed their desire to continue their activities in Maccabi..