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  • Maccabi Game fever strikes my local JCC

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 4, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    A bright red, digital clock counts down the days, hours and minutes in my Jewish Community Center's main lobby, and at the gym entrance. Supersized lettering in washable white paint shouts, "Less than 100 days left!" on outside windows, and inside mirrored halls. The brochures and...

  • Competing, Connecting Jewishly at Maccabi in O.C.

    August 1, 2013 | 10:17 am

    When the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest kicks off Aug. 4 in Orange County, it is expected to attract more than 2,300 Jewish teens from around the world, making it the second-largest iteration of the annual events ever.

    Officials expect 62 delegations to compete in 14 sports...

  • L.A. Teens Win More Than 70 Medals at Maccabi Games

    September 5, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Team Westside’s luggage was a little heavier on its return flight from the Maccabi Games in Houston last month. Athletes won a combined total of 18 medals in three sports at the annual competition, which took place Aug. 5-10.

    The boys’ 16-and-under basketball team took home the...

  • Ankie Spitzer leads worldwide minute of silence for Munich 11

    August 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Ankie Spitzer led a minute of silence to honor the Munich 11 that was streamed live around the world.

    Spitzer, the widow of an Israeli coach who was among 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team killed at the 1972 Games, led the minute of silence on Sunday evening at the JCC Maccabi...

  • Maccabi Games’ Valley team to compete under Westside JCC’s auspices

    August 1, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    The closure of the Milken Jewish Community Center did not mean the dissolution of a Valley delegation to the Maccabi Games. Team L.A. Milken, which had been affiliated with the Milken JCC in West Hills, will now compete under the auspices of the Westside JCC on Olympic Boulevard.

  • Maccabiah tryouts coming to L.A.

    July 18, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    While hundreds of American athletes are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the Olympics in London this month, another Team USA is preparing for a different international competition.

    Tryouts for the 19th Maccabiah Games, which will be held in Israel in July 2013, are already...

  • At Maccabi Games in Vienna, symbolism—and girls

    July 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    The symbolism was unmistakable.

    Four thousand Jews stood just a few hundred yards away from the spot where a quarter-million Austrians cheered Adolf Hitler in March 1938 as he announced Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria.

    This time, however, the Jews had come to celebrate, as...

  • Chair dancing with the ‘Jersey Boys,’ Mikey Weinstein blocks prosyletizing Pentagon video game

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Stars of a Different Stripe

    Theirs was a classic rags-to-riches story, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, representing the truest incarnation of the American dream: the crooked kids from the other side of town getting a break and making it big.

    Big enough in fact, that my closest...
  • L.A. teams are golden at Maccabi Games

    By Carin Davis

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than 60 athletes from Westside JCC's Team Westside and The New JCC at Milken's Team L.A. represented the greater Los Angeles area this month during the 25th annual Maccabi Games, scoring numerous gold, silver and bronze wins in such sports as baseball, basketball, swimming,...
  • The Girls of Summer

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    During the girls' softball playoffs of the 1992 Maccabi Games in Baltimore, the coach of the Seattle team stopped by the hotel room of L.A. coach Sandy Silverman to talk. Their teams were scheduled to face off the next day.

    "I think we've got a problem," the Seattle coach told...

  • A Goal Beyond Winning

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Jerry Bobrow remembers it well. The year was 1990. The place: The Palace, in the Auburn Hills district of Detroit.

    There in the bleachers, among 16,000 people at the Maccabi Games, is Bobrow and his youngest son, Jonathan.

    As the Russian delegation of athletes entered the arena...