European Maccabi Games

Scots enjoy fling in Berlin

August 15, 2015

Wendy Cohen was delighted the European Maccabi Games in Berlin was such a huge success for Maccabi Scotland.

An affiliate of Maccabi GB, the 14-athlete delegation brought home a flurry of medals in badminton,
swimming and table tennis.

Head of Delegation Cohen said: "It was a unique experience and Team Scotland was a true inspiration to be part of."

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Maccabi GB hit the USA in style

August 14, 2015

JCC GAMES Team Maccabi GB have made a flying start to the JCC Games in Fort Lauderdale.

Joe Kaye and Nathan Sonn secured bronze in the U14 team event in table tennis while Dylan Goldstein and Oliver Adler won bronze in the 15-16 team event.

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Best times all round

August 14, 2015

Judah Yawitch, 12, and Jessica Hurley, 15, achieved 1500m personal bests of 4:51.04 and 5:05.40 respectively at the Watford OpenGraded Meeting.

Rebecca Hurley, 17, also gained a PB in placing second in the 400m hurdles in 69.40 in the Youth Development League at Bromley.

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Ellie's our national treasure

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2015

Team Maccabi GB’s swimming squad reached new heights in Berlin, with an outstanding 39-medal haul.

Led diligently by Samantha Russo, they won a procession of silverware, with each squad member securing a podium finish.

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Magnificent triumph of team effort

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2015

It’s been a monumental 10 days, ground-breaking in fact. And how they pulled it off I just don’t know. With 2,500 athletes in one hotel, the after party turned into one of the biggest Jew-dos of all time.

I almost had the shirt pulled off my back at the closing ceremony of the European Maccabi Games in Berlin. They just didn’t want to go home.

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GB Masters golf proud to be part of Jewish history

August 6, 2015

Team Maccabi GB’s Masters Golf squad brought home seven medals from the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin.

The four-man team, made up of Moor Park’s Jeremy Lichtenfeld, Hartsbourne’s Russell Nathan and South Herts duo Steven Hope and Simon Freer producing impressive performances at the Berliner golf Club in Stolper Heide which is approximately 40 minutes west of Berlin.

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Thank you Berlin, you were amazing

August 6, 2015

Just leaving Berlin; a place I was hesitant to visit, with my USA bag enclosing my Grandfather's talis and tfillin. Just two generations before us, our ancestors were fleeing this very place with those same religious articles hidden away in their luggage if they hadn't already been confiscated or burned during Crystalnacht.

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Bushey to Berlin - A parent's journey

August 6, 2015

When James Gordon, along with four of his oldest friends, Josh, Asher, Jordan and Aaron, was picked for the U18 Futsal squad for the European Maccabi Games in Berlin, we knew it was something special.

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Collins praises Team Maccabi GB's golden generation

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2015

Daniel Collins saluted Team Maccabi GB’s golden wonders as the delegation returned from Berlin with a record 101-medal haul – their largest ever at the European Maccabi Games.

Prior to the 14th European Maccabi Games, Head of Delegation Collins told the JC that he had no specific medal

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We did the job we came to do, says Landesberg

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2015

EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES - OPEN FUTSAL FINAL
GB 4 AUSTRALIA 2

A teary-eyed Andy Landesberg could not contain his delight after GB overcame pre-competition favourites Australia to take gold in the Open Futsal competition.

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