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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 5, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    The 19th Maccabiah comes to an end with some fine Israeli tunes!

    Last Tuesday, the 19th Maccabiah Games came to an end in a closing show to be remembered.  At Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, thousands of athletes rocked to the tunes of Israeli bands and singers, including Ivri Lider,...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 21, 2013 | 5:02 am

    Maccabiah 2013- here we go!

    On Thursday, the 19th Maccabiah games (or: the Jewish Olympics) began with a spectacular opening ceremony, held in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Around 32,000 packed the stands, as thousands of Jewish athletes from 77 countries marched around the stadium...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 26, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Israeli archaeologists uncovered an ancient well in the Yizra'el Valley, in the northern Galilee region. The well dates back to the Neolithic period (about 8,500 years ago), and is believed to have been part of an ancient farming settlement. Several artifacts were found in the...

  • Raisman, Down Under athletes soar among Jewish Olympians

    August 7, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, who performs her floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal on...

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  • 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...

  • Seth Greenberg, Maccabiah basketball coach, is out at Va. Tech

    April 24, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Seth Greenberg, who will coach the U.S. men’s basketball team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, was fired by Virginia Tech.

    The Atlantic Coast Conference school made the announcement on Monday in a news conference.

    “We needed to go another direction in our men’s basketball program,”...

  • Virginia Tech’s Greenberg tapped to coach Maccabiah basketball team

    April 10, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was named the head coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team.

    Greenberg, 45, will be assembling a squad for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013.

    “This volunteer position is important to me because any time you can...

  • Moving Maccabiah’s opening offers ‘fresh start,’ son of bridge collapse victim says

    October 12, 2011 | 11:25 am

    The son of a victim of the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster welcomed the decision to move the Games’ opening ceremony to Jerusalem.

    The Maccabiah Games said last week that the opening ceremony of the 2013 Games would be held at the newly renovated 31,000-seat Teddy Stadium in the...

  • Dodgers continue support for Maccabiah games

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will again underwrite the baseball tournament at the Maccabiah games in Israel, according to an announcement from the Maccabiah Organizing Committee.

    Frank McCourt, though occupied with ownership of the team and a contentious divorce, said, “Our sponsorship...

  • Maccabiah Results: Team USA Wins 82 Medals in the First Full Week of Competition

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 21, 2009 | 1:36 pm

    Tel Aviv, Israel, July, 21 – Team USA has won 25 Gold, 26 Silver and 31 Bronze Medals in the first full week of competition at the 18th Maccabiah Games.  Competition began on Sunday, July 12 and in addition to the medal count, both Jason Lezak and Andrea Murez broke Maccabiah...

  • Maccabiah athletes find Jewish pride, not just sport, at Games

    July 13, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Singing “Shalom Aleichem,” the group of Maccabiah athletes usher in Shabbat together at a brightly lit hotel dining hall, their Hungarian, Spanish, Finnish and British accents momentarily melting into a unified chorus of Hebrew.

    Leading them is an energetic young rabbi who has come...

  • L.A. FIFTH-GRADER READY FOR PRIME TIME

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 10, 2009 | 7:12 am

    Yoni Ben Naim has traveled to Israel at least yearly since his birth nine years ago, but this summer, he’s a little nervous about the trip.  The Brawerman Elementary School fifth-grader has been tapped to serve as an on-air interviewer for JLTV‘s coverage of the 18th Maccabiah,...

  • Soboroff heads effort for ‘Chai’ Maccabiah

    By Tom Tugend

    June 18, 2008 | 9:02 pm

    While global sports fans are gradually shifting their attention to the Aug. 8 start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Eyal Tiberger and Steve Soboroff are focused on the July 13, 2009 opening ceremony in Israel of the 18th Maccabiah.

    Tiberger is the executive director of next year's...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 12, 2004 | 8:01 pm

    Maccabi Madness

    The Maccabi Movement began in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was formed in Constantinople, Turkey. While the Maccabiah games take place in Israel, the Maccabi games are always in North America. This two-week Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers...

  • Phoenix of the Games

    By Brian Schiff

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A month ago the hopes, dreams, spirit and hard work of an immeasurable number of Jewish athletes, coaches and support personnel from around the world appeared to be going to waste. Due to the unrest in the Middle East, the 16th World Maccabiah Games were in jeopardy.

    But as the week...

  • Community Briefs

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.

    Following a trial that lasted more than two years, at which more than 80 witnesses testified about the disaster...

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