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A View from Jerusalem – June 2018

Playing the game The power of sport extends beyond its immediate, most obvious advantages. Yes, it is healthy; sure, it is good for our mind, our soul. No doubt, it is fun, but above all, sport’s biggest contribution to humankind is bringing people together. Since the ancient days of Sparta, through the Olympics Games and … Continued

First JCC professional honored by IJSHOF

Former JCC Maccabi Games director first JCC professional honored by International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Lenny Silberman, former JCC Maccabi Games® director for JCC Association of North America was honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (IJSHOF) on July 4 as part of the 20th Maccabiah celebration in Israel.  The ceremony, which … Continued

JCC Maccabi: Teens at the Center, Jewish Community at the Core

by Jonathan Fass When Team Israel entered the arena at opening ceremonies for JCC Maccabi this summer, thousands rose to their feet in celebration. It was a powerful message of what JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest summer program for Jewish teens can accomplish. An intense, weeklong celebration of amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood), JCC Maccabi gathered … Continued