Events

04
Jul

Reception Events

Welcome to Israel! Maccabiah will be arranging a festive reception at your hotel to welcome you to the holy land in the best way possible. Come join us, relax, and mingle before the real fun starts! Ask your delegation for details In the evening at your hotel
04
Jul

Bridge Ceremony

It has been 20 years since the bridge collapsed at Hayarkon park during the 15th Maccabiah. Together we will come together to honor those who lost their lives in this tragedy. Join us at Hayarkon park to support the Australian delegation and the family members of the victims. 9:00am, at the Maccabiah Bridge on the Yarkon River in Hayarkon park
05
Jul

VIP GALA EVENT

Held in one of the most historical sites in Israel, this VIP event will certainly be a special one. Join us at the Tower of David for dinner, drinks and award-wining entertainment! The Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra will be performing along with other multimedia and musical acts. 7:30, tower of David Jerusalem
05
Jul

HUB OPENING

The Maccabiah version of an "Olympic Village" officially opens today! The HUB, located in Haifa, will be a place where athletes can go for relaxation, medical services, physical activities, dining and more. The HUB will be running for the duration of the games, and will have many amenities, including a gaming room, a communication center and shuttles running directly to the beach! The HUB is there to make your Maccabiah experience the best it can be
06
Jul

OPENING CEREMONY

At 8pm on July 6th 30,000 Jews from all across the globe will join together at the Teddy stadium in Jerusalem to bring in the 20th Maccabiah Games!! This year's ceremony will feature some of Israel's biggest stars, top-notch performances and the traditional delegation march, involving the 80 countries that will be participating! Broadcasted live on Channel 2, this year's opening ceremony will be the biggest one yet!
06
Jul

BEGINNING OF MACCABIAH TORCH RELAY

Follow the Torch! The Maccabiah torch was lit this past Hannukah and has been travelling the globe ever since. It's made it to Canada, England, Mexico and much more, and will finally arrive in Israel at the beginning of July! The Torch will arrive in style, taken by motorcycle from the port of Tel Aviv up to Jerusalem, where it will be brought in for our very special opening ceremony event!
07
Jul

KABBALAT SHABBAT 1: AT HATACHANA COMPOUND

A very Special Shabbat dinner will be taking place at Jerusalem's oldest train station, and will be the first of two Shabbat dinners that Maccabiah will be hosting. The Hatachana compound is one of Israel's hidden gems, and the Maccabiah committee has arranged for our very own Kabbalat Shabbat to take place there. Everyone is welcome! Sundown, at the First Station compound, 4 David Remez St. Jerusalem
07
Jul

YOUTH BEACH PARTY

Join us on the beautiful beach of Haifa for a day in the sun! Junior Maccabiah participants from 80 countries and the local youth from Haifa will come together to celebrate! There is no better way to kick off your stay in Israel than to party on a beach with all of your new friends! 11:00-16:00 at the Quiet Beach, Haifa
07
Jul

STREET PARTY JERUSALEM

Jerusalem municipality is throwing a street party on the most exciting street in the city! Everyone is welcome to join us on Ben Yehuda to mingle, relax, and eat some of the best shawarma and rugelach that the country has to offer! Live bands/musicians will provide the entertainment! Noon on Friday, July 7th
09
Jul

THE HUB EVENT

The HUB is hosting an Israeli event featuring the best of Israeli food, music, and entertainment. Come hangout at the Maccabiah version of an "Olympic Village". The HUB is located in Haifa in the Sportan, next to ANA Haifa youth village. Come at 18:00, and be ready to celebrate- Israeli style!
10
Jul

HALF MARATHON

All Maccabi athletes are encouraged to participate in the 5K marathon! The run will take place in Jerusalem and will end with a celebratory party at the Hatachana compound. Register with your delegation for a marathon that you will never forget!
12
Jul

HONORARY AWARD CEREMONY

Give a hand for the Maccabi World Union! The honorary award ceremony honors world union members who have dedicated their time and effort into Maccabiah over the years. Without these hard-working people, none of us would be here celebrating the 20th Maccabiah games. Held in the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum, we will join together to applaud the people who made it all possible 7:30pm, new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum
13
Jul

URBAN STREET PARTY TLV

Time Out Tel-Aviv has helped us arrange a street party that you won't forget! The ancient streets of Jaffa will come alive with open galleries, local artist exhibitions and a speed dating events! Come to the street party and celebrate with the local Tel-Aviv folk! Meet in the old city of Jaffa, from 18:00-23:00
13
Jul

BAR/BAT MITZVAH #1 AT WESTERN WALL

For those individuals who have not yet had the opportunity to have a bar/bat Mitzvah, this one is for you! This event is a fairly new Maccabiah tradition that allows you to really explore your Jewish roots. There will be a very special ceremony at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. Maccabiah has arranged 2 Bar/Bat Mitzvah events, one on the 13th, and one on the 17th. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate! Contact your delegation to register for this event. If you are interested in having your Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall this summer, this…
13
Jul

GLOW PARTY

Get ready for a night of glowing and dancing! All junior maccabiah athletes are invited to the sports complex for a glow party! DJ Skazie and Miyumana will provide the music and the entertainment. Maccabiah will be providing food and beverages, as well as body paint and body tattoos (temporary ones!) The more paint the better! Meet at the Sammy Ofer football stadium in Haifa at 19:00
14
Jul

KABBALAT SHABBAT #2: TEL AVIV PORT

Come join us at the second Maccabiah Kabbalat Shabbat event! This time, we will come together at the beautiful Tel Aviv Port to celebrate Shabbat. The Tel Aviv port is the best place to watch the sunset, so come early and come hungry!
14
Jul

YOUTH DAY TEL AVIV

Spend the day like a Tel-Aviv local! Junior Maccabiah participants are welcome to join us for a day filled with Tel-Aviv's finest attractions. Relax on the beach, visit the shuk and eat some of the best food Tel-Aviv has to offer. Busses will depart from Haifa in the morning. After this day, you won't want to leave!
14
Jul

HOCKEY FINAL

Come watch the open and masters hockey teams compete for the gold! The masters game will be on the 14th, and the open game will be on the 15th. The game will take place in Jerusalem. More details to come!
17
Jul

CLOSING CEREMONY

We bid farewell to all 10,000 Maccabiah participants in a ceremony celebrating 70 years of Israeli Independence. All 80 countries will join together at the Teddy stadium to celebrate each other's accomplishments. There will be special performances and notable speakers to wrap up the 20th Maccabiah games in the best way possible! 7pm, Latrum
17
Jul

BAR MITZVAH #2 AT WESTERN WALL

If you missed out on the first Bar/Bat Mitzvah, this is your chance! For those individuals who have not yet had the opportunity to have a bar/bat Mitzvah, this one is for you! This event is a fairly new Maccabiah tradition that allows you to really explore your Jewish roots. There will be a very special ceremony at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. Contact your delegation to register. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate!