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International Events

International Events are of paramount importance to Maccabi GB and cater for both the elite athletes of the Community as well as for young people to experience their first taste of representing Great Britain abroad.

European Maccabi Youth Games

European Maccabi Youth Games

Maccabiah Games

The Maccabiah Games, referred to as the ‘Jewish Olympics’, were first held in 1932, in the midst of a worldwide depression. 390 athletes and 14 nations competed, figures similar to the participation in the very first Olympic Games 36 years before.

The Maccabiah is now the 3rd largest sporting event in the world, after the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, and take place every 4 years in Israel. Maccabi GB took a delegation of over 500 athletes to the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2022. 

The 22nd Maccabiah Games is taking place from the 6th - 22nd July 2025. For more information and how to apply please click here


Pan-American Maccabi Games

27/12/23 - 05/01/24

The 2023 Pan Am Games were hosted in Argentina with over 3,500 athletes from 27 counties gathered in Buenos Aires in late December for 10 days of competition.

These games led by Head of Delegation, Andrew Myers, alongside Danny Schindler and Sally Myers, saw the largest ever delegation of GB participants competing in football, golf, tennis, and for the first time in netball and swimming.

Team GB arrived home with the largest medal haul from a Pan Am Games with 2 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze. With friendships new and old ones rekindled, team comradery and lasting Maccabiah memories created, the biggest win was the International Maccabi family coming together as one.

Click here to see the PanAm Games photo gallery and the Jewish Chronicle 'Active Magazine' here


Elliott Simmons Challenge Tour

The Elliott Simmons Maccabi GB Challenge Israel Tour is a unique trip to Israel for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Over the 12-day trip, participants tour the country whilst learning about cultural, historical, religious and social elements as well undertaking an activity each day involving a physical ‘challenge’.


JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organised sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.


Bringing together Jewish teens for athletic, cultural and social experiences, rooted in pluralistic Jewish values that culminate in a pinnacle Olympic style global event. 

The JCC Maccabi Games 2024 took place in Houston, click the button below to find out more.