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Going for gold at Maccabiah Games


Esther (front, left), Ela (front right), (back row, l-r) Zachary (holding Sababa), Nathaniel, Dr. Dan Cohen and Talya.

The World Maccabiah Games, first held in 1932, are an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event now held every four years in Israel. The Games were declared a "Regional Sports Event" by, and under the auspices and supervision of, the International Olympic Committee in 1961. Not to be confused with the JCC Maccabi Games, which is the largest organized in-person Jewish teen sports experience in America sponsored by the JCC Association of North America and held every year in the United States, the Maccabiah Games are the third-largest sporting event in the world, with 10,000 a...

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