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Maccabiah mentions: An occasional look at who’s going to the Games

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan No Comments

An occasional look at who will be participating in the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel…

And a shameless self promotion for my book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games.

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Maccabiah mentions: An occasional look at who’s going to the Games

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

An occasional look at who will be participating in the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel…

And a shameless self promotion for my book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games.

Maccabiah mentions: An occasional look at who’s going to the Games

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

An occasional look at who will be participating in the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel…

And a shameless self promotion for my book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games.

Maccabiah mentions: An occasional look at who’s going to the Games

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

An occasional look at who will be participating in the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel…

And a shameless self promotion for my book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games.

 

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Maccabiah mentions: An occasional look at who’s going to the Games

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Ron Kaplan 2 Comments

An occasional look at who will be participating in the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel…

And a shameless self promotion for my book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games.

 

Kicking up their heels for Maccabiah

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

Hard to believe the 2017 Maccabiah is just a few months away. And because these are the 20th games, you know it’s going to be a major deal.

Fundraisers and tryouts are already under way. Here’s a piece about an octet of athletes from a dojo in New York that are already gearing up for the competitions.

Black belt members of the Warren Levi Martial Arts dojo in Cedarhurst. Levi is at far right.

For those looking to catch up with the story behind the quadrennial event, I humbly offer The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games. Who knows, maybe I’ll be updating it after July.

The History of the Maccabiah Games

New Maccabiah president picked

Posted on: May 10th, 2010 by Ron Kaplan

Robert Spivak, chair of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel was named president of the 19th World Maccabiah Games in July, 2013 by Guiora Esrubilsky, President of Maccabi World Union in Ramat Gan, Israel. Spivak is the first non-Israeli to be named to the post.

Spivak, a native of Philadelphia, first became involved with Maccabi World Union in the late 1970’s as a volunteer with Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.  He served in positions of increasing responsibility and was the President of the organization from 1981 through 2001, leading it on a path of unprecedented growth.  He will continue to serve as chair for Maccabi USA while also handling the new position.

“I plan to focus my energy on increasing the international visibility and awareness of the World Maccabiah Games,” Spivak said in a statement.  “Additionally, I will be soliciting corporate sponsorships and patron opportunities to increase the financial viability of the Maccabiah Games to ensure that all qualified athletes from around the world are able to participate in the Games.”

Spivak has developed a plan to start working with Maccabi volunteers around the world to achieve these goals.

Maccabiah athlete shares his experience

Posted on: August 14th, 2009 by Ron Kaplan

Benjamin Berson, a soccer player from St. Louis, writes about his Maccabiah experiences on JewishStLouis.org.

Maccabiah update

Posted on: July 27th, 2009 by Ron Kaplan

The games are over (my, that was fast).

Ha’Aretz published this wrap-up following the closing ceremonies.

Events such as these games and the Olympics are always full of off-beat and inspirational stories. So from JTA, this item:

New beginning for three Maccabiah athletes

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) — The end of the Maccabiah Games signaled the beginning of new lives for at least three Australian athletes.

Adam Joseph, 28, and Rebecca Sheridan, 24, soccer players from Sydney who met at the 17th Maccabiah in 2005, became engaged at the end of the 18th Maccabiah.

“I waited until the Games were over — in fact, the first busloads are already on their way back to Australia,” Joseph said. “We were walking on the Tel Aviv beach and I pulled the ring out of my pocket.”

Another soccer player, Dara Podjarski, 27, made aliyah, answering the call of President Shimon Peres in his address at the closing ceremony.

The move to Israel is a natural step for Podjarski, as she has been working for the Zionist Federation of Australia for several years.

“On the one hand, it has been a complex mixture of ideological and emotional foundations,” she told the Jerusalem Post. “On the other hand, it simply felt right. I’m simply doing this at the right time in my life. It’s a natural progression and it’s extremely exciting.”

The Jerusalem Post also ran a story on Podjarksi.

For the final medal count and results, visit Maccabiah.com.

Leapin' Lejak!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2009 by Ron Kaplan

So far, so good for the U.S. swimmer.

First, he was honoring with lighting the Maccabiah torch (photo credit: Elizur Reuveni, the 18th Maccabiah. Then he won the men’s 100 meter freestyle in 47.78. Then he was part of a relay team that won the400M individual medley.

lezaktorch

Seems like he made the wise move, skipping the WC in Rome. Not only does he still gain international attention, but he does it in front of his homies.

   
 

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