The Maccabi Youth Games are being hosted
by Maccabi World Union in Israel
July 23 - August 1, 2018
From July 23 thru August 1, 2018, 800 Jewish teens’ ages 14-16 from 12 different countries will compete in an Olympic-style sporting competition along with 200 Israeli teens and participate in cultural and social programs for 10 days.
Criteria to participate: must be born during 2002-2004.
We are thrilled to start this tradition of gathering every 4 years and welcoming teens to Israel to have this magnificent cultural & sport experience.
The Opening Ceremony and all sport competition will take place in Haifa and the Closing Celebration will take place in Jerusalem.
In between, there will be touring and activities in various cities including Haifa, & Tel Aviv for the teens to enjoy and a Special Shabbat Program.
The Committee involved in the planning includes representatives from Maccabi Australia, Maccabi Canada, Maccabi USA, Maccabi Great Britain, Maccabi South Africa & Maccabi Israel and we are also very excited to have the full support from the Government of Israel as well as the Municipalities of Haifa and Jerusalem.
The Maccabi Youth Games is scheduled to take place for the first time during the summer of 2018
Sports played at the games
- Baseball (Boys)
- Basketball (Boys/Girls)
- Football (Boys/Girls)
- Futsal (Boys)
- Netball (Girls)
- Rugby 7’s (Boys)
- Softball (Girls)
- Volleyball (Boys/Girls)
12 countries participated: ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CANADA, GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, HOLLAND, HUNGARY, ISRAEL, ITALY, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, UNITED STATES