Maccabi World Union spans six continents, with 450 clubs in over 70 countries. Maccabi is the only Jewish & Zionist grassroots organization with a wide global reach.
Maccabi World Union’s flagship event, the Maccabiah, is the world’s largest celebration of Jewish unity and the centrality of Israel in Jewish life. Dubbed the “Jewish Olympics,” the Maccabiah is the second largest sporting event in the world. Every four years, 10,000 athletes come together to Israel to meet and compete, and tens of thousands of spectators come to support them. The Maccabiah is the only event that brings thousands of Jewish people together for an unforgettable experienceRead more →
Maccabi World Union provides opportunities for Jews everywhere to engage in sport at every age and at all levels, in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Our calendar comprises a 4-year cycle, with a large international event each year: the Maccabiah, the Maccabi Global Youth Games, the European Maccabi Games the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Winter Games. Over 100,000 participants take part in these games.
In addition, every summer we join forces with the JCC Association in North America to run the JCC Maccabi Games in the United States & Canada.Read more →
YACHAD | Maccabi Israel Programs
Maccabi World Union brings over 1,500 participants to Israel every year on an array of short- and long-term educational and experiential programs. Our extensive experience and capacity allow us to provide on the ground services and content to other Israel-oriented partner organizations, including the JCC Association and BBYO.Read more →
The World Jewish Sports Museum
The Iris Smith World Jewish Sports Museum opened in 2022 and is located in the Asper Maccabi House in MWU’s global headquarters at Kfar Maccabiah. It is the world’s largest and most comprehensive museum documenting and celebrating the role sports has played in the Jewish people’s renewal over the last 125 years.Visit World Jewish Sport Museum site
Every year - on a four-year cycle - Maccabi World Union organizes an international sporting competition. The year after the Maccabiah Games we put on the Maccabi Pan American Maccabi Games, followed by the European Maccabi Games. In addition, each summer Maccabi join forces with the JCC Association to run the JCC Maccabi Games in North America.
We invite you to try out for the games and to come and cheer on family and friends.Read more →
MWU is actively working to foster an even more connected, confident and healthy Jewish people with key partner organizations. In Israel they include: the Israel Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and Culture, Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Education, Wingate Institute, JCC Global, the Israel Association of Schools, the Israel Sports Association, JAFI, KKL and the WZO.
Globaly, and especialy In the U.S., we are proud of our successful partnerships with the JCC Association of North America and BBYO, and are looking to build coalitions with other partners, to strengthen and enrich community life in North America.