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Tag: Maccabi Games
June 4, 2015 | 1:22 pm
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...
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...
August 13, 2012 | 10:42 am
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....
July 18, 2012 | 5:57 pm
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...
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October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pmDr. 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...