At Maccabi Canada we work to develop and promote a Jewish identity in our youth so they can become the future leaders of our community. We achieve our goal through the passion of sports.
The Maccabiah Games, a prominent international sports competition, often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics” are organized by Maccabi World Union every four years and have become the largest regularly held international event in Israel. In July 2017 the Maccabiah hosted 10,000 athletes representing 80 countries, making it the third largest event in the world, behind only the Summer Olympics and the Asian Games. Maccabi Canada takes athletes who are Jewish to Israel, gives them an Israel Experience of a lifetime and brings back Jewish athletes.
Maccabi Canada continues to evolve into a national movement through its ongoing presence and involvement with Jewish youth and the Jewish community across the country, creating a path of engagement with the Jewish world and Jewish continuity through their passion for sport.
This year alone, through various community programs, Maccabiah Alumni helped bring the Maccabi message to well over 20,000 people across Canada. From introductory programs to rep leagues, children meet other kids in a fun, Jewish environment.
Maccabi Canada is a member of Maccabi World Union, the largest Jewish organization in the world with over 450,000 registered members world-wide. In addition to being the organizing body of the Maccabiah, Maccabi World Union is committed to promoting Jewish education and Zionism across the world.
Maccabi Canada: “Promoting Jewish identity and cultivating future Canadian leaders through the passion of sports”
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